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In a bid to prevent electrical related accidents, ONGC Assam Asset headquartered at Nazira in Assam’s Sivasagar district organised a first ever national workshop.

The workshop was held on ‘General Awareness of Electrical Safety in Northeast’ at ONGC Officers Club, Sivasagar on Tuesday.

The workshop was held under the aegis of Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Om Veer Singh, GGM (officiating asset manager) exhorted the gathering to strictly adhere to standard operating procedures to avoid electrical related accidents on duty and at home.

“Keeping updated of the latest innovations in the safety field has become paramount for all industries,” Singh added.

Sharing the experiences of ONGC, Singh underlined that ONGC has a robust architecture of safety for conducting its operations and the company adheres to the norms laid out by the statutory authorities.

Later, he complimented the CEA for collaborating with ONGC and disseminating the latest know-how on various regulations and safety technologies.

During the day-long workshop presentations were made on electrical accidents, analysis, causes and remedial measures by G Medhi, deputy director, RIO, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Shillong;

Measures Relating to Safety and Electric Supply Regulations- 2010, by Lalrinsanga, Director, NERPC, CEA, Shillong;

Natural Ester dielectric fluid for enhanced fire safety of Power and Distribution Transformers by Saikat Koley, Senior Manager, Savita Oil Technologies Ltd;

Safety Measures undertaken by Assam Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (APDCL), by Sanjoy Bhowmik, chief electrical safety officer, APDCL;

Fire incidents relating to electric short circuit, by Mahendra Chetia, Fire and Emergency Services, Assam;

Fire Incident related to Electrical issues by AK Singh, GM-Fire Services, ONGC, Assam Asset.

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