Taking its ‘Safety First’ programme very seriously, Danfoss India has managed to complete 3,000 days of safe operations, that is, 25 million man hours, over a period of 8.5 years.
The Company celebrated ‘3000 LTI (Loss Time Injury) Free Man Days’, at its campus in Oragadam, Chennai.
Having been commissioned as a greenfield project in 2014, the facility follows a systematic approach that enhances the focus on safety for all Danfoss employees, visitors, as well as other people working within or for Danfoss.
Part of the Danfoss Group, Danfoss India provides energy-efficient solutions and products such as drives, heating valves, controls and solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, HVAC, heavy industries, floor-heating applications and so on.
Danfoss India has deployed several safety best practices including sharing day-to-day safety observations, creation of experience centre, periodic trainings, monthly reviews, and safety- focussed campaigns to raise awareness of safety amongst all the employees.
Speaking at the celebration, Ravichandran Purushothaman, president- Danfoss India Region, said, “We at Danfoss India believe that a safe workplace is a happy workplace. Safety comes first in everything we do. The 3000 LTI free man days milestone is a manifestation of years of conscious efforts and well- managed safety practices at the workplace”.
He admitted that this achievement and “success is due to the joint commitment of both the leadership and the entire workforce”.
“The safety culture is very much ingrained in the Danfoss’ DNA, exemplified by our employees, especially in supply chain and operations,” said Muralidhar V S, head of global services, Asia Pacific & India.
Not surprisingly, the India team recently received the ‘Occupational Health & Safety Excellence Award 2022’ from the Safety Engineers Association (SEA).
The Chennai facility has a clear action plan in place for energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprints, in line with Danfoss’ vision of going carbon neutral across all its global campuses by 2030.
The celebratory event was attended by CMK Raj, director general of factory advice service & labour institutes, GOI (Retd.); Veeraraghavan Janakiraman, head of EHS, Southern Railways; Purushothaman Venugopal, regional head of EHS, Blue Star; G Subhash, GM- ZF SHE; Ravichandran Purushothaman, president- Danfoss India, along with the Danfoss India leadership, other dignitaries and employees.