CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)
Safety & Security

Safety and Security are two aspects that play vital roles in the well being of the individuals and directly affect the performance of any organisation. Lapse on these issues, immaterial of the volume, always result in casualties and loss of property. While security can be breached externally by sabotage and anti national elements, safety norms are compromised by individuals and thereby resulting in loss. Hence, all efforts are taken to inculcate safety culture in the Institute.

The CSIR-CECRI campus consisting of office buildings, research labs, quarters, guest house, hostels, schools, bank, post office etc. is in a safe and secure environment.  The safety aspects of the institute are taken care by the by Safety Committee headed by Dr. D. Velayutham, Chief Scientist as its Chairman and Mr. Thomas Alexander, Safety Officer as its Convener. Safety cell ensures that all necessary safety equipment and measures like fire extinguishers, first aid kits, lab coats, gloves, shoes, water, emergency exits, emergency contact information, safety procedures, etc., are in place.

  • Laboratory safety is ensured by concentrating on various fields of safety i.e Chemical safety, Electrical safety, Fire safety, Road safety and personal safety.
  • Proper guidelines are issued regarding storage , disposal and labeling of chemicals and an inventory of chemicals is maintained by each division.
  • Periodic checks are being carried out in electrical installations for proper earthing, condition of cables and junction boxes and the staff use high voltage gloves and rubber mats are laid in front of distribution panels.
  • Adequate quantity of fire extinguishers of various types for different classes of fire are positioned at vital points and the staff are trained to operate them by conducting mock drills.
  • Warning boards and speed breakers are provided at various points and speed limits are strictly imposed to ensure the safety of road users with in the institute and colony.
  • Personal Protective Equipments such as aprons, coats, gloves, goggles, respirators and safety boots are being used by all staff engaged in R&D activities and First Aid boxes are provided in all divisions.

SAFETY COMMITTEE

Dr. M. Ganesan

Sr. Principal Scientist

Chairman

Dr. V. Ganesh

Senior Scientist

Member

Dr. M. Sathish

Scientist

Member

Dr. S. Ravichandran

Senior Scientist

Member

Dr. K. Kulangiappar

Sr. T. O (3)

Member

Shri. M. Vadivel

Technical Assistant

Member

Shri. A. Rathish Kumar

Sr. T. O (2)

Member

Dr. Subrata Kundu

Scientist

Member

Dr. Deepak Pattanayak

Scientist

Member

Dr. Rakesh C. Barik

Scientist

Member

Shri. P. Seenichamy

Sr. T. O (2)

Member

Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

Scientist

Member

Dr. B. Sreedhar

Scientist

Member

Dr. A. Subiah

Sr. Scientist

Member

Shri. B. Pazhanivel

Sr. T. O (1)

Member

S.O

W&G

Member

Stores Officer

Stores

Member

Shri. A. Deenadayalan

S.O (F&A)

Member

Dr. K. Rajendiran

Superintending Eng.

Member

Shri. M. Balakrishnan

Sr. T. O(2) 

Member

The security measures are taken care by the Security Section headed by Shri. L. Thomas Alexander, Security Officer and guided by Campus Safety and Security Reforms Committee headed by Dr. M. Ganesan, Sr. Principal Scientist. The security of the campus is managed by 3 security supervisors and 30 security guards.  The security equipment include civil single bore guns, walkie talkies and punching clocks.