PRECO Electronics® Announces Winner of 2019 International Safety Leadership Award

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PRECO Electronics is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 International Safety Leadership Award. Established to honor safety professionals for their initiative and commitment to the advancement of safety within the community, business or industry, the International Safety Leadership Award annually recognizes an individual with exceptional proofs of innovation, leadership, vision, and best practices in safety within heavy-duty industries.

Using safety improvements to lower accidents, and health and insurance claims, Datta’s efforts show that compliance leads to better outcomes for the entire organization. His progressive mindset continuously puts safety at the forefront of mining businesses, where it matters most.

PRECO Electronics® is proud to announce Mr. Debabrata Datta, mining head and consultant at Larsen & Toubro India, as the recipient of the 2019 International Safety Leadership Award. The past Excellence in Safety Awards have garnered so many international submissions, PRECO recognized the importance of presenting an award to an international safety leader separately. In honoring those who educate and take action to improve safety on and off the worksite, PRECO commends and supports the significant difference safety leaders like Datta make across the globe.

Datta has been in the mining industry for over 35 years, positioned at the forefront of mine safety in India throughout his career. An exceptionally demanding task when dealing with those who have been working in the mining industry, an especially dangerous environment, littered with incidents. The International Safety Leadership Award recognizes Datta for his instrumental role in helping mines throughout India recognize the value of safety and the impact it has on the lives of others.

“Mr. Datta emphasizes the need for more companies to take an active role in bringing about safety compliance in their operations as it reduces costs to the company,” Nate Jensen, PRECO’s International Sales Representative said. "Using safety improvements to lower accidents, and health and insurance claims, Datta’s efforts show that compliance leads to better outcomes for the entire organization. His progressive mindset continuously puts safety at the forefront of mining businesses, where it matters most."

After gaining two decades of experience in management with L&T, Datta joined their cement division as head of mining and process improvement of mine and plant. Today, Datta consults with L&T as well as other companies on effective safety strategies. Introducing various techniques, Datta helps reframe the safety perception. Leading companies to see improving safety as the mechanism through which people can work more freely and with confidence, and not solely as an expense.

At L&T, Datta has led countless mining projects, working on continuous improvement activities in all varieties of open casting. Datta has spent his career within the mining industry, bringing his passion for safety with him. Datta now consults for mining applications and supports the team and safety throughout the process.

PRECO appreciates the growing participation and nominations for the award. It is an honor to be among outstanding safety leaders such as our nominees and to hear from those who support and recognize their hard work and dedication to safety. For more information, please contact Reyna Clow at rclow(at)preco(dot)com, or visit our website.

About the International Safety Leadership Award

As a leader in safety, PRECO Electronics established the International Safety Leadership Award to honor safety professionals for their initiative and commitment to the advancement of safety within their community, business or industry. The International Safety Leadership Award honors those with exceptional proofs of innovation, leadership, vision, and best practices in safety within heavy-duty industries.

The International Safety Leadership Award annually recognizes an individual that demonstrates excellence in advancing best safety practices throughout the community, business or industry by continuously going above and beyond to integrate, innovate, and educate others to inspire change and improve safety internationally.

Award Criteria

  • Initiative: The nominee demonstrates leadership, initiates open discussions, introduces programs, and gives voice to safety concerns within the industry, community, or business.
  • Involvement: The nominee takes an active role in industry associations, community safety programs, and/or business/legislative policy changes to advance safety.
  • Innovative: The nominee is creative and imaginative; introduces new ideas and suggestions to move safety into the forefront of the community, legislature, business or industry they serve.

About PRECO Electronics

PRECO believes those responsible for medium and heavy-duty equipment around the world have a desire to keep the people and property around them safe and free from harm. We design, engineer, and manufacture blind spot collision warning systems optimized for on and off-road equipment. With a history of innovation, our safety systems are engineered for unparalleled performance - regardless of the environment - and designed to integrate with future safety technologies. Our customers perform with greater confidence and peace of mind knowing they are able to mitigate incidents and save lives.

For more information on PRECO’s heavy-duty vehicle collision mitigation technology, please visit http://www.preco.com.

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