The Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed S N Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director of L&T Ltd, as the Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years.
Subrahmanyan is an eminent engineer who spearheaded the infrastructure business of L&T for several years, making it the country’s largest construction company and 14th largest in the world. L&T is also one of the largest engineering companies of the country, handling projects in various sectors including heavy engineering, defence and ship building.
Subrahmanyan’s experience will guide the National Safety Council which has a major role to ensure safety in work places under new Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (OSH Code, 2020), the Ministry of Labour & Employment said in a statement issued on Thursday.
The National Safety Council will assist in re-writing the regulations governing OSH in the country which have not been updated for over 50 years. The National Safety Council will also be involved in framing the scheme for third party audit and certification under the OSH Code, the statement said. The NSC is already working on the safety rating of establishments based on their OSH readiness and performance which can be extended through the country and linked to the inspection system.