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APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia celebrates Global Safety Day 2016

Date 23-May-2016
Subject APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia celebrates Global Safety Day 2016

MUMBAI: Under the theme ‘Safe for you, Safe for me’, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia celebrated Global Safety Day on 28th April with emphasis on raising awareness on the importance of risk management among employees, contractors and external stakeholders. Participative presentations, skits, contests and activities were conducted across its Container Freight Stations, Empty depots and Container Maintenance & Repair Centers at multiple locations in Mumbai, Dadri, Chennai, Kochi and Tuticorin.

Safety and management of risks related to people, cargo and environment were the key messages delivered to over 1300 own and contract professionals, Custom House Agents, Freight Forwarders and their children who participated in the event. Employees and contractor workers who demonstrated high commitment to safety standards and the safety-first culture were also felicitated as Safety Heroes. 

“We believe safety is everybody’s responsibility and Risk Awareness and Management is the first step in helping to create a safe place to work. The Global Safety Day is an effective platform to help build an inclusive and collaborative culture around safety and risk management” said Mr. Ajit Venkataraman, MD, APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.

During the last Global Safety Day, APM Terminals Inland Services launched the Fatal 5 Program aimed at eliminating risks associated with 90% of fatal injuries: injuries during operations, transportation, suspended loads, lifting, and working at heights. APM Terminals Inland Services has addressed these through multiple initiatives in the last year. It also initiated the deployment and management of a common Advanced Mobile Trauma Care Unit facility in Dadri, through partnership with 5 neighboring Container Freight Stations to enhance safety and immediate medical attention for people in and around the facilities.

Addressing the risk to the environment, currently, APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia is proactively replacing Air Conditioners (ACs) that use refrigerant gases (like R22, R40) leading to ozone depletion and global warming with ACs using environment friendly gases ® 410A and R134A) across its facilities.

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