K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: Directorate General of Mine Safety (Hyderabad) Assistant Director (occupational health) Dr Kaushik Sarkar has stressed the need for focussing more on the health and wellness of the employees for increasing the productivity of the company.
He was participating in the monthly meeting of the Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) Hyderabad chapter in Hyderabad on Saturday night. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sarkar said that “given the increasing competition and rapidly changing lifestyle, there is a greater need for activities to maintain the good health of employees to increase the productivity”.
Stating that Mining was crucial for the nation development, he stressed the need for the adoption of the latest scientific developments and innovations to reduce accidents in the mines and the safety of miners. Quoting the constitution of National occupational safety and health systems, he urged the need for effective implementation of safety norms prescribed by the government.
Appreciating the management of Singareni Collieries Company Limited for starting the first aid training centre and completing the training of 67 persons in the first batch, he assured to extend all assistance for opening the post-aid centre under the supervision of Mining engineers.
MEAI Hyderabad chapter MS Venkataramaiah said that they had decided to conduct monthly review meetings every third Saturday and called upon the members to gear up for the ensuing national council meeting scheduled to be held in the month of October. MEAI national council secretary Narsaiahm MEAI secretary and Singareni Chief Liaison officer B Mahesh, EC member Swaminath, treasurer PVRS Raju and others were also present.