3M India Limited and DGFASLI launch ‘Audhyogik Suraksha Rath’

NEW DELHI, September 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

 - A Nationwide awareness programme on Industrial Safety & Health 

 - 10 Lakh (one million) Industrial workers to benefit through this programme for the next three years

On the occasion of Vishwakarma Day celebration, 3M India Limited in collaboration with DGFASLI (Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes), Ministry of Labour and Employment, today inaugurated two 'Audhyogik Suraksha Rath' (Mobile Industrial Safety Training Van). These two 'Audhyogik Suraksha Rath' will be responsible for creating Industrial Safety & Health awareness through training programs in the next three years by travelling across various industrial clusters in the country.

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Commemorating the celebration of Vishwakarma Day, the Hon'ble Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri. Santosh Gangwar in the presence of over a thousand industrial workers and other stake holders inaugurated these 'Audhyogik Suraksha Rath' at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Flagging off these 'Audhyogik Suraksha Rath', Hon. Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri. Santosh Gangwar, said, "While at work, every day thousands of workers get injured resulting in loss of limbs and lives mainly due to the negligence of following proper Occupational Safety procedures and lack of knowledge on the correct usage of PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) for various Industrial hazards. Unfortunately, the awareness on safe work procedures and the correct usage of PPEs is not informed to the workers. These 'Audhyogik Suraksha Rath' will help in reaching the end users and imparting training on the right usage of the PPEs at workplace so as to ensure the safety and well-being of the workers at the workplace."

Underscoring the necessity for the right protection equipment at workplace, Ms. Debarati Sen, Managing Director 3M India Region (India & Sri Lanka), said, "This is a moment of pride for 3M as we join hands with the Government of India for a singular cause that is of utmost importance as we navigate the growth accelerator phase of 'Make in India'. Our interest on this subject stems from our three decades of experience working with industrial workers in India, in the area of Personal Protective Equipment, where we realized a compelling need to create awareness on occupational hazards and safety."

She added, "Audhyogik Suraksha Rath" is a mobile unit designed for the education of workers, to ensure safe and healthy workplace environment."

On board this amazing mobile unit, 3M's network of expert teams will conduct safety training, demonstrations, education of workers and safety officers, and will also talk about occupational safety and prevention of injuries and disease. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) include hearing protection earplugs, eye and face protection gear, respirators and full-body fall protection harnesses (and much more), keeping in mind the type of industry, the worker or employer needs to choose the right one based on the operating area and nature of contaminants.

About 3M

3M is the global innovation company that never stops inventing because we are passionate about making progress possible. Our people capture the spark of new ideas and transform them into thousands of ingenious products and practical applications that help make people's lives better. With $30.8 billion in sales and operations in more than 70 countries, 3M sells more than 55,000 products and employs more than 88,000 people worldwide who collaborate actively to design, manufacture and engage in the delivery of innovative products & services.

3M leverages its diverse 46 technology platforms that combine in unique and imaginative ways, leading to innovative solutions for a variety of markets like Industrial, Healthcare, Safety & Graphics, Energy and Consumer. In 2014, 3M Company was granted its 100,000th patent in the United States.

3M in India

3M was established in India in 1988 and has completed more than 29 years of operations. 3M headquarters is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop home-grown solutions that address unique needs of diverse customers in the Indian market. 3M has invested in Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon to boost local product development and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad. From products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery to safety markers that help increase road visibility, everyday kitchen and home care aids and car care products; today, 3M innovation touches millions of Indians - making lives easier and better.

Media Contact : Rishita Chiranewala, rishita.chiranewala@bm.com, 9538895474, Genesis Burson Marstellar

SOURCE 3M India Limited

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