"THEME ADDRESS"
B.S. Gilra
Chairman Technical Committee & Past President, AMAI
14th February 2013, Welcom Hotel, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
AMAI MISSION STATEMENT
“Represent the Indian Chlor-Alkali industry
nationally and globally and facilitate the industry’s
commitment to technological and economic
growth, and continuous improvement in protecting
human health and environment, guided by sound
science, technology and risk management
principles . AMAI will achieve this by productively
promoting the industry through practices that are
fair, inclusive and sustainable.”
THIS PRESENTATION COVERS
 IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY
INDUSTRY
FOR INDIAN CHLOR-ALKALI
 CHANGING MINDSET TOWARDS SAFETY
 ACTIVE
ROLE OF “AMAI”
RESPONSIBLE CARE
IN
SHE
COMPLIANCE
&
 MAJOR INITIATIVE OF LAUNCHING “CTEN” – CHLORINE
TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK
 JOINING WORLD CHLORINE COUNCIL
 GOI – MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS – DEPTT.
OF CHEMICALS & PETROCHEMICALS – A BIG SUPPORT TO
INDUSTRY
 VOLUNTARY INITIATIVE OF CREP – 100% SWITCH OVER
TO GREEN TECHNOLOGY
 THEME OF THE SEMINAR
IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY & VARIOUS FACETS
TO WHICH INDUSTRY IS COMMITTED
 A Responsible & Committed Industry with goal to achieve Safe
Plant Operations, Protected & Informed Society.
 Responsible Management of chemicals and demonstrating this
to operating personnel & general public.
 Strong Commitment to Protection of SHE.
 Safety at Work-well above the routine production activities.
 Regular training programs on Best Safe Practices, Govt. Rules,
Regulations, Policies
stakeholders.
&
Law,
conducted
to
educate
all
 Over 95% of Industry covered through Quality / Environment
/ Safety Management System Standards (ISO 9001, ISO
14001 & OHSAS 18001).
 Entire Industry is Signatory to WCC Safety Commitment.
 Industry is strongly committed to share & learn from incidents
at both local & global level & thro’ audit recommendations.
CHANGING MINDSET TOWARDS SAFETY
 Indian
Industry today is strongly committed & believes in
demonstrating the improved performance for SHE Compliance.
 Change of mindset right from top (CEO level ) to operating staff,
led industry to upgrade its safety culture.
 Top
level management keen to secure safety standards,
certifications & propagate priority for Safety, protecting
Environment & Health by encouraging/recognizing/awarding
working level .
 Units have started sharing information on accidents; this has
greatly helped in learning from others’ mistakes.
 Industry adopted Safety Culture & Behavioral Safety Initiatives.
 Employees are
regularly.
aware of best safe practices & being trained
ACTIVE ROLE OF “AMAI” IN
SHE COMPLIANCE & RESPONSIBLE CARE
 Constituted SHE Committee - to promote awareness on
Climate Change & Responsible Care and to focus on SHE
areas.
 Is
represented at International Platform, GST (Global
Safety Team of WCC).
 To Educate all stakeholders, operating personnel, drivers,
consumers & general public, AMAI have published,
 Book on “Safe Handling of Chlorine” in English & Hindi.
 Pamphlet on “Chlorine – An Essential Element of daily
life”.
 DVD on Safe Handling of Chlorine during Production,
Transportation & at consumers’
languages like Hindi & Gujarati.
end,
in
Regional
 Guideline Document on Benchmarking of SHE Activities
in Chlor-Alkali Industry.
ACTIVE ROLE OF “AMAI” IN
SHE COMPLIANCE & RESPONSIBLE CARE
 Participate in key International Meets of WCC / GST /
The Chlorine Institute.
 Disseminate
information gathered on Best Safe
Practices & Best Available Techniques, being
followed in other countries.
 Organize
National / International
Safety, every alternate year.
 Instituted
Seminars
on
Award for Best Managed Plant
to
recognize
Industry’s
continuous
efforts
&
accomplishments with an edge over other member
units, to promote Economy, Ecology & Equity.
A MAJOR INITIATIVE – LAUNCHING OF CTEN -
CHLORINE TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK
 AMAI developed on its own, “CTEN” to cover entire
country to minimize Chlorine Emergency Response Time,
to reduce the risk of about 1.2 mMTPA Chlorine, being
transported, upto 1500 Kms, by road in India.
 It’s
a Regional & National Chlorine Transportation
Emergency Response Network to immediately respond to
any
Chlorine
leakage
incident,
24/7,
during
transportation thro’ a single helpline number.
 CTEN reduces the risk of Chlorine exposure to human
beings and surrounding environment.
 CTEN is integrated with Disaster Management Authorities
/ Local Administration.
A MAJOR INITIATIVE – LAUNCHING OF CTEN -
CHLORINE TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK
 AMAI prepared Regional CTEN Manuals / now being
consolidated in one booklet – for wider distribution to all
stakeholders.
 AMAI plans to organize Unitwise / Regional Workshops /
Mock Drills to educate all stakeholders on functionality of
this Network.
 Pro-active approach of Industry in launching CTEN & co-
operation of all units, demonstrates the change in
mindset of the industry towards importance of safety in &
outside the plant.
AMAI JOINING WORLD CHLORINE COUNCIL –
A STEP TOWARDS WIDENING THE NETWORK
 AMAI joined, for the first time, an International Body,
“World Chlorine Council” on 16th Feb. 2012 thro’ Signing
Ceremony at New Delhi.
 Indian Industry signed WCC Safety Commitment & also
agreed to share globally any incidents, to be reported in
GST Newsletter.
 By joining WCC, Indian Industry can place their point of
view in all convention meets, global treaties thro’ proper
agenda represented by an internationally recognized body.
 Indian Industry together with WCC will continuously work
to promote the benefits of Chlorine Chemistry & to
demonstrate Sustainability of Chlor-Alkali Industries.
A BIG SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PARENT MINISTRY
 Deptt. Of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of
Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India has always
supported industry, in a big way for its causes.
 AMAI is thankful to GOI for their active support in
all the events in past and we expect their presence
with us in all our future ventures.
TIMELY FULFILMENT OF
VOLUNTARY CREP INITIATIVE
 On 13th March, 2003, Industry signed CREP (Charter on
Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection)
as a Voluntary Commitment & Initiative for Responsible
Care of the Environment.
 Emphasis
was on full conversion to Safer, Greener,
energy
efficient
technology
i.e.
state-of-the-art
Membrane Cell Technology by Dec,2012.
 By now, Indian Industry at its own initiative, have
completely switched over to Membrane Cells ,within set
time-frame; next only to Japan in the world.
 Efforts
of Indian Industry appreciated by Ministry
/Regulatory bodies in India & overseas by WCC, UNEP,
USEPA.
 This achievement has been without any funding support
or financial incentives from GOI.
THEME & AIM OF SEMINAR
 Developing High level safety culture & positive approach
in Industry to adopt best safety techniques, as a part of
continuous efforts on SHE Compliance.
 AMAI
in association with WCC & its other member
associations took initiative to organize this Global Seminar
to,
 Bring together all the stakeholders at one platform.
 Have
Eminent Speakers & Subject Experts from
Overseas & India, to share their expertise & best safe
practices being followed in other countries, which surely
will bring in new ideas for improvement.
 To work towards better
“SHE WORLD”.
 I am sure, everyone present will add to his / her learning
thro’ open discussions, during the day.
 I Wish the Event, a Grand Success.
A CASUAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS SAFETY
IS
CASUALTY
BE A RESPONSIBLE SAFETY MANAGER
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