Orange City Water recently celebrated Safety and Water Conservation Week from 26 Feb 2015 to 4 March 2015 at its zonal offices, Water Treatment Plants and Head Office. The basic idea of celebrating the week is to commemorating the Foundation Day of the National Safety Council of India which comes into existence officially on March 4th 1966 and the first National Safety Day (NSD) campaign was launched on 1972.
The basic idea behind organizing the event was to ensure Health, Safety & Water conservation are integrated in Work culture & life style. Renew the commitment of the employees towards Health, Safety & Water Conservation. Achieve greater participation of the employees in Occupational Health & Safety activities and Water Conservation.
Safety and Water Conservation Week was inaugurated by OCW CEO Mr. Sanjoy Roy. On the occasion a Safety and Water Conservation pledge was also administered to all OCWians as well as a Swachata Abhiyan was also conducted at Gayatri Nagar ESR and HO. Former Director HR/PR Col Rahul Gowardhan, Deputy Directors Mr Rajesh Kalra, Mr Rahul Kulkarni, Mr Narendra Naru alongwith all OCWians participated in both the programmes.
For spreading the message of Safety and Water Conservation externally, we have invited 70 numbers of Nagpur Municipal Corporations (NMC) schools, there staff and students to join OCW in its efforts for the SWC week by sending Drawings and Essays on Safety and Water Conservation and we got positive response in our efforts.
On day 2, OCW organized Swachata Abhiyan at all of its respective OCW installations and Work Places. Further as day to day stress, working and eating habits made human beings chronic to Heart related disorders, OCW arranged a Health awareness session on Heart – its disorders and ailments’ at Pench I WTP by Madhavbaug Ayurved Cardiac Clinics for fellow OCWians to know about the exact reasons for heart disorders and its related ailments and to keep ourselves strong and fit.
Day 3: The NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE COLLEGE, NAGPUR, the first Central Training Institution of the country specialized in Disaster Relief and Response operations to manage the consequences of any natural and manmade disaster demonstrated Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique and other First Aid methods used during any vehicular accidents which are very helpful during the golden hours to save the precious life to OCwians..
In recent past history of OCW, all the major accidents were vehicular in which our staff suffered trauma. Accidents not only make employees feeble but also affect them socially and economically. Family members also suffer due to such accidents of the employee and work also gets hampered.
To prevent such accidents, one has to know the technique of defensive driving, driving skills, traffic norms and rules and regulation. To know all about these we have invited Mr. Ramesh Mehta Retd. ACP – Traffic to share their experience and skills to prevent vehicular accidents for our employees, majority of them are two wheeler riders.
For the concluding day of the week, Dr. Pawan Labhsetwar – Scientist and Head of Water Technology and Management division NEERI – CSIR and Chairman of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) Mr. Bangre were the special guests who shared their expertise about water management and water quality with OCWians.
The concluding day session was also attended by winners of Drawing and Essay competitions from NMC schools along with their Principals, Teachers and Parents for the prize distributions from the hands of Chief Guests of the function and CEO Mr. Sanjoy Roy. Mr Sachin Dravekar(Head Communication/PR) conducted the proceedings while Mr Ami Gedam (Manager-Safety/Health) proposed vote of thanks.
Also present were the Board Members of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) in the function.