Safety Awareness Camp
Safety awareness camp was organised at Tripura Asset on 25th February, 2016 at ONGC Auditorium, Badharghat Complex, Agartala by ONGC Workers’ Union. The camp was inaugurated by ED- Asset Manager Shri S C Soni in the presence of Union President Sri Swadesh Dev Roye, VCB – ORM members, Contractual workers related with field operations, field employees joined in between 2010 to 2015 and regular – contractual crane / Tailor crews. The meeting cum technical presentations were aimed at sensitising the manpower of Tripura Asset towards the importance of safety during work in ONGC operations has been inaugurated with lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Before inauguration Sri Tusar Datta Majumdar, general secretary ONGC Workers’ Union described that considering 7-8 minor and 1 fatal accident occurred in Tripura Asset particularly in Drilling Rigs and Logistic wing, union committee decided to organize this type of sensitize program for safety awareness. He also elaborated that “Safety is individuals responsibility” and union will organize such type of program quarterly in future service groupwise
Considering the highly risky and tough job nature and work environment, all oil companies worldwide have been making safety as it top priority, said Sri Swadesh Dev Roye in his speech. At ONGC Tripura Asset, it is envisaged that creating awareness through means of such camp and discussions and ensuring that it reaches the masses is the basic step towards making safety our habit.
Sri A.N Mandal, DY.SE (Env.) kick started the series of presentation with slide show how accidents occurred. In his presentation he highlighted about PPE utilisation in work place to avoid accident and how to prevent / check pollution in our workplace. He also elaborated how pollution imbalances our physical condition.
Sh. R.K Verma DGM (logistics) in his presentations and knowledge filled sessions by briefing the gathering about the various safety concerns in field of logistics and crane operations. He also enlightened the gathering about the best practices that are to be adopted when dealing with load transportation, handling and storage. The presentation which was eagerly participated in by the masses was especially aimed at sensitising the crane crew who found themselves in a very familiar domain.
A unique and intriguing session about drilling followed, presented by Sh. V.V.S.S Sarma, DGM (D); it was filled with visual clips that opened up the gathering to the world of drilling, in a very simple language. While opening up the panorama of drilling an oil well, he took along the members of the floor into several eye opening accidents and near misses that have occurred in various parts of the world. While explaining the short comings and relaxations in safety that led to such incidents, he educated the gathering about the best practices at a drilling rig along with various Do’s and Don’ts.
A session on work over operations followed, wherein Shri Snehal Rakundla, DGM (P) gave the attendees a brief about the various work over activities of the Asset. He gave an in-depth insight into the numerous hidden dangers in each operation of well testing and hydro fracturing job which can materialise if safety is not made a work mantra.
Sh Syed Nayyar Ahmed, DGM (P) carried forward the discussion about safety and its importance in various surface installations. The presentation gave a broad overview about Tripura Assets vastness and geological presence of various installations. With criss-crossing gas lines spread across and international standard production facilities, he emphasised upon requirement of safe habits during our work hours and beyond.
ED-Asset Manager appreciated the efforts of the ONGC Workers’ Union, which was instrumental in organising the event. Putting in a special word into the union’s relentless efforts at prioritising safety at ONGC work areas above all their other demands, ED-AM complemented that union’s persistence ensured that several points related to safety were discussed with CMD ONGC during his visit in Tripura in September 2015 and incorporated and discussed at ONGC Board level meeting also.
A message that the organisers delivered to the ONGC Tripura family was to promise themselves a culture of safety embedded in their lifestyle which can promise a bright and prosperous future for the family, organisation & nation. Around 250 participants participated in this awareness camp.
The meeting concluded by vote of thanks delivered by Shri Dipayan Debnath, Union office secretary.
Trade Union Camp
During 2nd session after lunch a Trade Union Camp is organized where Sri Swadesh Dev Roye elaborated to the union members about present crisis in energy sector in our country. He also taught how our present Govt. trying to strategic sale of PSU stake. He also spoke on 7th pay commission report and its non-implementation by our Govt. and the debate on phase wise implementation proposals. The Trade union camp continued for 1 ½ hour time.