National Safety Day: Remembering workers’ wellbeing
Dimapur, March 5 (EMN): Members of the North East Institute of Social Sciences & Research (Neissr) observed National Safety Day on March 4 remembering the safety, welfare and social wellbeing of industrial workers and working classes in general.
The organisers issued a press release giving updates about the programme the institution organised.
Speaking during the occasion, Dr. Amit Das, an assistant professor, was stated to have elaborated the “origin” and significance of National Safety Day, the press release stated.
The press release read: ‘National Safety Day is a special day for all industrial labours in India. The ministry of Labour, government of India, set up the National Safety Council on 4th March, 1966, as an autonomous body. The National Safety Day began to be observed as a national annual event since 1972 marking the foundation day of the National Safety Day on 4th March for all working classes in the society.’
The National Safety Day takes care of three core areas of labour community ie., safety, health, and environment, the organisers stated.
According to the press release, the main objective of observing the Day is to reduce the rate of industrial accidents, and to assure safety through legislations of labour and practical measures in all three core areas.
Das spoke also about the theoretical framework based on the “Hawthorne Experiment” which was initiated in the year 1924 in the US by the Western Electrical Engineer Group.
The press release stated that the Hawthorne Study came up with five major findings. The updates stated: Socio-psychological factors are responsible for the productivity and job satisfaction of labour; employees should participate in the decision-making process for the growth of the organisation or industry; all employees should be treated with dignity and respect by the employer for the progress of any organisation or industry; along with financial incentives, it is also necessary to fulfil the social and psychological needs of the employees; and both the employer and employees should maintain good communication processes towards relations building and productivity.
Further, Das emphasised on the importance of organisational behaviour studies in the development of organisations, for professional development of social workers, the press release stated.