He said awareness coupled with adequate training on safety is necessary for taking requisite precautionary measures to minimize loss to the property and save human lives from natural disasters.
The Chief Minister was speaking at the 9th National Conference on ‘Occupational Safety, Health and Environment’, conducted by Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers in collaboration with Green Triangle Society and Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institute, Mumbai in Panjim.
He said there is a greater need to make people aware of the safety aspect. He referred to the recent incident of Naphtha inferno that occurred at Vasco and said if necessary safety and remedial measures were taken, the loss to property and lives could have been minimized.
The inaugural function was followed by three sessions on safety, environment and occupational health. The first session was held on the theme behavior based safety, followed by new trends in waste water and air pollution treatment and subsequently on office ergonomics, a challenge for the future.