Maruti Suzuki India Limited has won the prestigious National Safety Award for the year 2009, in the accident free category of the automobile manufacturers. The award is instituted by the Directorate General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institute (DGFASLI) under the aegis of Ministry of Labour and Employment. These annual awards recognize companies and institutes which have accorded high importance to work place safety and institutionalized `safety as a culture’ in their work places. DGFASLI is India’s premier government institution for Industrial Safety.
image – Union Labour Minister Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge giving away the National Safety Award to Senior Functionary of Maruti Suzuki
At the felicitation, Mr. Siddiqui said, “I dedicate this award to our people. This award showcases our belief that a safe work environment is essential to maintain optimal manpower productivity and high quality output.”
Maruti Suzuki has several initiatives to ensure high safety awareness across the company including an online reporting system through which all incidents, including near misses are reported. In line with its commitment, Maruti Suzuki has adopted `Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSH-MS)’ across the Company last year.
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