Neglect of safety will, in the long run, affect productivity.
This message was driven home at a programme on ‘Productivity and Safety in the Tea Industry,' organised by the Coimbatore Productivity Council in Coonoor on Tuesday.
Inaugurating the programme V. Navaneethakrishnan, Joint Chief Inspector of Factories, Coimbatore region, said that in the manufacturing process safety measures should be given maximum importance.
The managements of various factories should organise training programmes periodically and familiarise their workers with latest developments on the safety front.
The council secretary, Kavidasan, said that both factory managers and workers should be constantly on guard against an unsafe working environment, unsafe machines and unsafe safety measures.
The Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories K. Arul and Medical Officer, Factories, Kannan spoke. P. Sivaraj welcomed the gathering.
Inspector of Factories, the Nilgiris, N. Sabeena, proposed a vote of thanks.
The release of a handbook on safety by Mr. Navaneethakrishnan marked the occasion.