L&T CEO SN Subrahmanyan appointed chairman of National Safety Council
05 February 2021
SN Subrahmanyan, CEO and managing director of engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro (L&T), has been appointed as chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years, the union ministry of labour and employment stated in a release.
Subrahmanyan is an eminent engineer who has spearheaded the infrastructure business of L&T for several years, making it the country’s largest construction organisation and 14th in the world. L&T is also one of the largest engineering companies of the country with interest in heavy engineering, defence, ship building etc.
“Subrahmanyan’s experience will guide the National Safety Council, which has a major role to play in ensuring safety at work places under new Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (OSH Code, 2020). The National Safety Council will assist DGFASLI in re-writing the regulations governing OSH in the country which have not been updated for over 50 years. The NSC will also be involved in framing the scheme for third party audit and certification under the OSH Code.
The NSC is already working on the safety rating of establishments based on their OSH readiness and performance which can be extended through the country and linked to the inspection system, the release added.