National Safety Council

National Safety Council (NSC) was set up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India (GOI) on 4th March, 1966 to generate, develop and sustain a voluntary movement on Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) at the national level. It is an apex nonprofit making, tripartite body, registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

To fulfill its objective NSC carries out various activities. These include organising and conducting specialised training courses, conferences, seminars & workshops; conducting consultancy studies such as safety audits, hazard evaluation & risk assessment; designing and developing HSE promotional materials & publications; facilitating organisations in celebrating various campaigns e.g. Safety Day, Fire Service Week, World Environment Day. A computerised Management Information Service has been setup for collection, retrieval and dissemination of information on HSE aspects.

To its credit, NSC has successfully organised many national and international conferences e.g. XIII World Congress (1993) and XI APOSHO Conference (1995) and implemented many a prestigious project. It also serves as a gateway to the state-of-art information on HSE aspects at the international level.

In the course of its services for the last 45 years, it has built up technical expertise and competence to meet the emerging challenges in the HSE aspects due to continuous advancements in technologies.

Starting with modest facilities in a very limited office accommodation provided by the Ministry of Labour in Mumbai, it has now built with its own resources, its Headquarters & Institute building with modern facilities in Navi Mumbai to meet the demands for its services by the members, which have increased manifold over these years and to serve them more effectively. It has thus joined the elite group of a few Councils in the world having their own premises.

It has been doing dedicated service to the nation in developing and leading the voluntary movement under the able guidance of the Governing Body since 1966.

North Zone Chapter

Under Rules and Regulations of NSC, Rule 15 mandates NSC to promote the establishment of State Chapters to help supplement it’s efforts of promoting safety awareness in every part of the country. Accordingly, NSC has been promoting State Chapters. In this direction, North Zone Chapter was established at Chandigarh covering the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and U.T. of Chandigarh, on 2 September, 1997. It was 13th chapter of NSC at that time. Presently, there are 18 Chapters.

North Zone is managed by an Executive Committee with three office bearers; namely, Chairman, Vice chairman and Honorary Secretary.

Chapter’s  Mission

Building a movement in the North Zone areas, on Safety, Health & Environment to prevent and mitigate the loss of life, human suffering and economic losses and providing support services.

Activities of North Zone Chapter

 Presently, there are three categories of activities as follows

-To conduct specialized short Training courses, either by itself or in collaboration with HQs of NSC, Navi Mumbai.

-To conduct Safety Audits ( including Electrical Safety Audit and Fire Safety Audit) of industrial works within Chapter areas.

-To conduct Inplant Training Programs at the Works of a particular industry for their employees and officers. These programs can be as per requirements of the industry.

              In addition, there is a proposal to start North Zone Safety Awards sheme.

Membership

All members of National Safety council, Navi Mumbai who are geographically located in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Chandigarh automatically become members of North Zone Chapter as well. There is no separate membership and no form or application need be given and no extra fees is payable.

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