DMAI/CIR/23/2014-2015 7th February 2015
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Re : Seminar on Chemicals Safety and Security Rating System
on 24 February 2015 at Vadodra
We send herewith a copy of an email dated 3rd February 2015 received from Shri P.S. Singh, Head, Chemical Division, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry along with the enclosure on the above subject, which is self explicit in the matter for your information and necessary action, please.
We also request you to kindly take advantage of the same and participate in the Seminar in large numbers.
For The Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India
Encl : as above
----- Original Message -----
From: Prabhsharan Singh
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 2:21 PM
Subject: Seminar on Chemicals Safety and Security Rating System on 24 Feb, 2015 at Vadodra
Dear Mr Janak Mehta,
Seminar on “Chemical Safety and Security Rating System” on February 24th, 2015
Federation of Gujarat Industries, Kemrock Exhibition Hall
Greetings from FICCI to you.
The Indian Chemical Industry is a critical part of the Indian economy. With more than 80,000 products for downstream industries like automotive, textiles, pharmaceuticals, personal care, consumer durables, construction & engineering, food production and processing, the Indian chemical industry is playing an important role in nation building and enhancing the quality of life.
The sector has special safety & security requirements. Chemical Accidents disrupt growth and development of chemical units as well as impact the human beings and
environment in the national economy. As part of the overall chemical safety management
initiative, it is of paramount importance to develop a Chemical Plant Safety & Security System in order to propagate the need for zero accidents and encourage having best safety operational measures. Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Govt. of India is in the process of preparing such a chemical safety and security rating system (details attached).
The rating system will assess existing practices and serve as a yardstick for Chemical Safety and Security management performance. The rating system in no way shall supersede the applicable statutory/regulatory requirements governed by the respective Ministries/ Departments/ agencies.
To bring a focus to this important sector of economy FICCI jointly with behalf of Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Government of India and in association with Industry and with the support of various industry associations is organizing Workshop on “Chemical Safety and Security Rating System on February 24th, 2015, Federation of Gujarat Industries, Kemrock Exhibition Hall, Vadodara.
The aim of the seminar is to make industry aware of this planned system and also take an elaborate feedback from the participants on the Rating System, especially on the methodology for screening, weight-age accorded to the Key Parameter Indicators (KPIs), evaluation procedure, any other left over parameters that may be considered for inclusion, view of the industry about adoption of this Rating System, and any other suggestion for improving safety and security environment at facilities.
Indian Dye/colours/pigment chemicals by their very industry are a category for which the above system will be very appropriate. It will be important that the industry is well prepared before the above regime comes into being. The above programme will be providing an opportunity to the industry to share its concerns and make suggestions for improving the same.
We will appreciate if you could circulate the same in the industry so that its representatives take part in the program for sustainable growth of the sector of chemical industry.
With best wishes,
P S SINGH
Head - Chemical Division
Industry’s Voice for Policy Change
Federation House, Tansen Marg
T: +91-11-2331 6540 (Ext:473)
F: +91-11-2376 5333
M: +91-98682 60724