DIMO 800 Awarded Merit for Occupational Safety & Health Performance

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The National Occupation Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2018 was held on the 22nd of August 2019 at the Nelum Pokuna Theartre. The Chief Guest of the event was Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour and The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) present this prestigious award to industries that practice the best occupational safety and health standards in the country for their efforts in ensuring a safer tomorrow for their workforce. The award evaluation is done through a stringent process by a technical expert panel which includes desk reviews, field visits to verify processes and a final review.
‘DIMO 800 – Mercedes-Benz Centre of Excellence’ was awarded a Merit Award for Occupational Safety & Health performance at this award ceremony. Mr. Gahanath Pandithage (Group CEO), Mr. Mahesh Karunaratne (General Manager –  Mercedes-Benz Service), Ms. Thanusha Chandrasekera (Head of Operations Compliance & Stakeholder Interactions), Mr. Samitha Perera (Facility Engineer DIMO 800) and Mr. Tharanga Wickramapala (Executive Industrial Safety) represented DIMO at this event. This is the first time DIMO’s safety practices have been recognised at National Level and hope inspires all to take our Occupational Safety & Health Management System to greater heights.