Practicing Safety Culture in our daily life.

Hello everyone, I hope you too have experienced the same situation as me, few months before I was working for a shutdown project for Shell GTL, Qatar. It was a Mega Turnaround project with as many as 10k + employees were involved in this Mega turnaround, the project lasted for 90 days and it was a successful completion. Excited I was as it was my very first experience in Oil and Gas Industry as a Fire Watcher.

Why was this memorable experience for me?

     In this temporary project I learned the concept of Safety Culture* so deep that it has become my permanent habit wherever I go. So, Safety culture is the set of shared attitudes, beliefs, and practices demonstrated by workers at all levels of the company. So, it’s like positive safety culture connects everyone in the company around a common goal to measurably reduce near misses and incidents. It goes beyond following safety procedures and rules.

       This was not only followed on the site but it was followed even in my camp (Laffan Global Village), during Travelling, Transportation, Dining halls, Tents. I was impressed by the strict measures of maintaining the social distancing inside the bus and wearing Seat Belt which is compulsory and you will find it on every Seat. So, let’s take an example, if a visitor or any person forgets to wear a PPE or shows any unsafe behavior, then the group of individuals who are at the location will intervene or convince the person positively by keeping the three Golden words in mind of ‘Comply, Intervene and Respect’ to ensure he is safe by wearing proper PPE. The group or community following the safety measures will definitely change the behaviour or attitude of the person who is non-compliant with the safety measures. Out of the context example is that one rotten mango can spoil the whole mangoes in the basket but let’s make it Vice Versa, A group of people following the Safety rules will definitely change the perception of an Individual.

What changes this made in my Life and how do I follow it?

     Once I was back home in my country, I used to start the day with proper housekeeping, as it was said that it should be followed by all levels of the employees in the organisation. And I also heard by one of the staff that 70% of the hazards are eliminated by Good House Keeping. I have always been attentive while driving, crossing roads, climbing stairs, following signs, keeping people out of Line of Fire. ensuring boxes my Books kept on top shelves are secured, eliminating slip trip and fall hazards etc. Sometimes I do educated others about the Classes of fire and extinguishers and how to prevent them, indeed they show an interest in knowing and this will prove beneficial in case of emergency.

    Also, I feel that everyone should be aware of Life Saving Rules* where some of this can be followed everywhere in our day-to-day life. Here are some of the Lifesaving Rule that we must follow generally:

  1. Verify isolation and zero energy before work begins

2. Protect yourself against a fall when working at height

3. Follow the rules for working in toxic gas environments

4. Follow safe driving rules

5. Keep yourself and others out of the line of fire

6. Control flammables and ignition sources

     Therefore, I feel that it’s important to all the people in all sectors to learn a basic safety principle which can be followed in throughout their journey and staying away from hazards and creating a safe environment everywhere. I would like to hear your views or opinion on this. For more Life Saving rules do search ‘Life Saving Rules’. Have a great day and be safe.

*Safety culture and Lifesaving rules information has been taken from Google.

What lockdown taught us?

Hi!   Its been a while since the last blog, so here we go…

In this 21st century we are living on a high paced world where a small delay or inconvenience makes our life hectic or miserable. And thanks to the technology that everything is upgraded in this digital world. But ever thought about what if our fast-growing life suddenly comes to a standstill? But for sure to prevent this kind of shutdowns our Researchers and Top-level experts always had a Plan B if this would happen.

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But no one imagined that virus would have caused so much havoc that the whole world will come to a lockdown. We have come up with antibiotics and vaccines for epidemics and pandemics before, but this was something different that no one was ready to face and about 20 m people would have been affected. This tiny virus has prohibited us from from hugging, shaking hands and even made us to keep a distance of 1 m at least. I just remember the scene from the movie ‘Five Feet Apart’. =) The sad part is that the symptoms go unnoticed for number of days, and all of a sudden you get a cough, fever and other symptoms which are related to this virus.

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But have you realized that this lockdowns have been done for the very first time and it’s been around 6 weeks (India.) and still continuing? We always had an excuse for sacrificing our passion for something because of our busy schedule and work life. Well the introverts will be the happiest people during this lockdown as its their daily routine to stay at home at all times.

  • People got a chance to do something they always had a passion to do.
  • Those who had an interest in cooking got an opportunity to try new recipes for their family, as well as a member we always motivate the chef so we keep enjoying tasty new dishes
  • You can survive without a junk food.

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  •  A hardworking person who finally got a time to spend with their family. (A husband to a wife, a mom to her children, a son to her older parents and many others.)
  • Relationships are not defined by the physical distance.
  • What about Earth? Have you ever seen that the ozone layer that protects us from UV Radiation emitted from the sun is finally repairing itself after being depleted due to pollution and other gases.
  •  The rivers in the various cities once were polluted with oil and grease released from a motor boats are finally cleaned and there are some great visuals of Dolphins sightings in the cities.Yamuna-River_1714ac97539_large
  •  Just pulling those cruise ships out of the water is going to reduce the amount of global ocean water pollutants and noise almost instantaneously.
  • Maggie cannot be made in 2 minutes.
  • You will finally get bore even after sleeping.
  • Ludo finally came into Existence from Extinct
  • And finally Our parents is really our best friends, we just need to give them a chance.

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But after all this we are praying that this Pandemic will soon come to an end and lockdowns will be lifted so that we can carry on our daily schedule, Indeed people are suffering and many have lost their livelihood, we are deeply hurt for the daily wage workers those who are affected. Also lets hope that the researchers and scientists come up with the medicines and Vaccines. Finally we believe that nothing lasts forever and in the end everything’s going to be okay. Cheers !

Lalbaugcha Raja.

On occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi !

Lalbaugcha Raja is most famous for Sarvajanik Ganpati kept during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The idol is kept for public display for Eleven days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anand Chaturthi.It is believed that this Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati (which means the “one who fulfills all wishes”) and hence over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh Pandal daily during the 10-day Ganesha festival.

In 2017, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati is now in its 83rd year.The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol has been organized by the kambli family for over eight decades now. The Kambli family have their workshop in a little lane off the main road in Lalbaug, not very far from where the pandal is located.

Lalbaugcha Raja ganesh utsav 2017 was innuagrated on Friday 25th August 2017, early morning 4.00 AM by the Mandal’s President Mr.Balasaheb Sudam Kamble. The same was followed by Pratishthapana Puja. Post the Puja, Lalbaugcha Raja 2017 darshan is opened to all the devotees from early morning 6.00 AM onwards and the Lalbaugcha Raja souvenir for 2017 was published. Lalbaugcha Raja Charan Sparsh is available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Friday – 25th August 2017 onwards. The Charan Sparsh darshan will be closed on Monday – 4th September 2017, Morning 10.00 am.People of all faith visit Lalbaugch for Charan Sparsh( Touch Feet) and get blessing of Lord Ganesh. Lakhs of People are Standing in queue 24/7 to get the blessings of Lord Ganesh.

Routes -To reach here one can come from Chinchpokali or Byculla Station. (Depending upon the length of the line) The Mukh Darshan queue is also reachable from Cotton Green Station on Harbour Railway.) Ganpati Bappa Morya.

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Cheap Thrill Fan !

Well Sia’s Cheap Thrills has won many Hearts and it is the song which keep on going through your mind. Well my todays post is about my Cousin ‘Marvel’ . Most of the people who have been in touch with my blogs from the start are familiar as I had published the blog ( Here’s a link 👇) 

https://aloyferns.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/marvel/

I just want to share a link on her dancing on favorite song Cheap Thrills . 😍 ( Click on link and not the Post)

2 Foreigners in Bollywood.

Whats up Guys ! Today  I am going to share about the above topic that is ‘2 Foreigners in Bollywood’. You may wondering what is it actually, is it about the two Actors who have been working in Bollywood. Nope. So here it is..

With dreams of making it big in Bollywood, Johan Bartoli and Hampus Bergqvist have now permanently shifted base to Mumbai. The two Swedes, with their social page ‘2 Foreigners In Bollywood’, are the new craze in town; from funny videos to awesome sauce photos, they have more desi in them than most of us. Their Facebook page currently has a Whopping > 22,00,000 followers. 

The Videos are based on daily life of a Common man. According to research these men have been together since time immemorial. Graduates in business management, the two came to India to make it big in Bollywood and they didSome of the videos are 

  1. When TC catches a person from UP who doesn’t have a ticket.
  2. Between peoples and Rickshawallas
  3. When small town guys visit big City.

Check out the links below: 

For more videos you have to check out their FB Page ‘2 Foreigners in Bollywood’. Chris and John has also acted in Bollywood movies in Rustom and Banjo . Their Hindi with a foreign accent is what everybody loves and they have been famous and frequently comes up with a new video. So sit back and Enjoy!
Do let me know your views on them. Cheers!

IPL Grand Finale: It’s a Maharashtra Derby

This week is all about IPL, So this is my second post on IPL topic and now just to inform you that my Favourites Mumbai Indians have defeated Kolkata Knight Riders entering into a Grand Finale with Rising Pune Super Giants. 

Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets in 14.3 overs and advance to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Bengaluru on Friday. Chasing a paltry 108 runs, MI lost three early wickets, but Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya took the team closer to victory. For Mumbai, Krunal Pandya (45 not out) scored the highest. For Kolkata, Piyush Chawla finished with the figures of two for 34 . 

Kolkata were hoping to get off to a flying start, their plans were doused in the second over when got out. With the loss, Kolkata failed to break the Mumbai jinx, having lost to them in all games since 2015.Kolkata Tumbled starting with the wicket of Chris Lynn and didn’t manage to make a good partnership, thanks to Karn Sharma who bagged 4 wickets with his spinning Deliveries. 

Now its will be The Maharashtra Derby since both teams of same state will be competing with each other, Don’t forget to miss the action on Sony Six HD tomorrow at 5:30 AST. Cheers!