National Safety Day 2023

National Safety Day is celebrated annually on March 4 across India. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and safety at workplaces and create a culture of safety among the general public.

Why is National Safety Day celebrated?

The National Safety Day commemorates the establishment of the National Safety Council (NSC) of India – a non-profit, non-governmental organization – in 1966. The NSC, established as a public trust under the 1950 Bombay Public Trust Act, focuses on human health safety, road safety and environmental safety protocols. It was observed for the first time in 1972.

The theme of National Safety Day 2023

“Our Aim – Zero Harm”. It focuses on the importance of the complete elimination of occupational hazards. The major occupational hazards are physical hazards, chemical hazards, biological hazards, physical safety hazards, and ergonomic risk factors.

National Safety Council

It was set by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (GoI) to develop voluntary movement in SHE, that is, Safety. Health, and Environment. The main objective of the NSC is to create a preventive culture to SHE issues. NSC conducts training, seminar, and workshops. It designs SHE-related materials. The main purpose of the NSC is industrial safety.

What other days are commemorated by the NSC?

Road Safety Week falls in January; World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5; and Fire Service Week that is marked in October.

Directive Principles and National Safety Day

Industrial safety measures are important because of the directive principles in the constitution. The directive principles say that it is essential to create social and economic conditions in which the citizens can lead a good life. Based on this, the GoI has constituted more than 13 laws on safety.

National Safety Week

It is a campaign marked along with National Safety Day. It is celebrated from March 4 every year. Campaigns are conducted to spread awareness of safety in all sectors.



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