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National Safety Council


National safety Council (NSC) was set up in 1966 for providing guidance and services to make workplace safer, healthier and environment friendly, based on the consensus opinion in the President’s first Conference on Industrial safety organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India (GOI) in cooperation with the State Governments, Employers' Organisations, Trade Unions and Institutions. NSC is managed by a tripartite 51-member Board of Governors headed by the Chairman, nominated by the Government of India. The Director General is the Chief Executive and Secretary to the Board of Governors.

NSC provides consultancy services mainly in the following fields for strengthening the national movement on safety, health and environment to prevent & mitigate the loss of life and human suffering:

NSC is pioneer in carrying out Safety Audits for industries and other institutions since decades. NSC audit report offers a comprehensive guidance in improvement on health, safety and environmental issues for industries on viz. petrochemicals, chemicals, cement, power sectors, fertilizer, insecticide, pharmaceuticals, paper and also for engineering firms, construction sites, hotel, hospital, co-operative society buildings, schools, office premises etc. Safety audits are carried out by experts in the respective fields who examine management system, facilities and activities of the organization on safety aspects assess the prevailing hazards, the level of prevention, protection and emergency management preparedness and subsequently prepare a recommendation to upgrade safety inputs to avert mishaps.

NSC has introduced Safety Rating system with Certification for Factories, Construction Sites, Hospitals, Hotels, Malls and other Commercial establishments - to evaluate the safety, health and environmental (SHE) status and compare the Establishments with the same yardstick in India. Safety rating system based on IS 14489- Code of Practice on Occupational Health and Safety Audit through assessment on 8 key elements, comprising of about 70 sub-elements aimed at achieving excellence in the safety management system. It uses questionnaire with detailed guidance for evaluation. Click to see the brochure.

Training Programme

NSC has developed a number of National Training Courses to meet the emerging needs related to safety and to develop a strong safety work culture in the organization. These programmes are designed for different levels of personnel working in different types of organizations. Apart from the above National Training Courses, NSC provides services on developing and conducting need based safety In-plant training programmes at the organization premises on different modules with multiple topics and customized programme on competence development for management.

NSC also operates Certificate course for Safety and Health for Supervisors. Click here

Safety Award:

NSC has institutionalised 3 distinct National level awards in the following sectors with an aim to provide national recognition to organizations for consistent and meritorious Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) performance by implementing effective OSH Management Systems, Practices & Procedures and to encourage their further commitment to OSH:

  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Construction Sector
  • Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

To know the sector wise eligibility, assessment/performance period and details of awards click at the following link:

Key contact person: Click to see the details of the key persons



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