‘N. Krishnamurthy Centre for Workplace Safety and Health’ (CWSH) is an autonomous unit of NIE, funded and founded by NIE alumnus (CE-1955) Dr. N. Krishnamurthy, Safety Consultant and Trainer in Singapore, as Founder-Director. It was inaugurated at NIE on 6 December 2019 by Padma Vibushan Sri N.R. Narayana Murthy.

It has two Honorary Deputy Directors Mr. Arun K.R. Rao, and Mr. M.S. Vijayashankar, and a full- time Project Assistant Mr. H.S. Aravind. It also has an Advisory Council currently consisting of:

  1. Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy,
  2. MD of CMPC Pvt Ltd Mr. A.N. Prakash,
  3. NIE Hon. Secretary Mr. D. Sudhanva,
  4. NIE Principal Dr. Rohini Nagapadma, and
  5. NIE C.E. Professor Dr. N. Suresh.


  • CWSH shall take the regional and national initiative, to
  • Instil the much-needed awareness of workplace hazards in the minds of our engineers, workers and other site personnel, and administrators
  • Train essential segments of our industries to assess, manage and control their workplace risks for the benefit of the individuals and the organisations involved
  • In due course, join forces with like-minded organisations in India to move the country (by moving its citizens) towards improving safety in all workplaces where currently the life, limb and health of many workers are at great risk, so that in due course we shall take our place among the nations leading in safety.


CWSH shall strive regionally and nationally, to
  • Mobilise awareness of workplace hazards
  • Develop and offer short courses and training courses on safety topics, at NIE campus or nearby venues such as in Bengaluru, and beyond, in classroom or on-line.
  • Train safety personnel in organisations;
  • Organise seminars and conferences on critical issues at regional, national, and international levels;
  • Develop/offer Post-Graduate Diploma/Degree courses
  • Support and promote innovation and research activities related to workplace safety.
  • Prepare, disseminate, and market workplace-safety products such as guidebooks, handbooks etc.; and,
  • Provide consultancy services for safety management on campus and at sites outside.


Immediate and continuing objectives are:
  • Raising the awareness of all connected with our hazardous industries such as construction and manufacturing, regarding the hazards that workers and other workplace personnel face during their work, resulting in injuries and death to persons, property damage, and other losses; and,
  • Offering simple, inexpensive solutions to these dangers, with guidance to implement
Long-term objectives include – but not limited to – development of safety-oriented post-graduate diplomas and safety audits and consultancies. We started with classroom training in Mysuru and Bengaluru, but prompted by the COVID-19 lock-down, we are venturing into on-line webinars in 2020.

How You Can Help


  • By listening to us, as we try to make you aware of the many dangers at the workplace, injuring & killing many.
  • By telling us your safety and health problems at the workplace, so we can try to help you solve them.
  • By telling us your safety and health solutions, so that we may learn from you & share the ideas with others.
  • By offering to give talks and short courses through our Centre on workplace safety so that it will benefit many.
  • By spreading the word about us and what we are trying to do to reduce deaths and injuries at the workplace.
  • By practicing personally and ensuring that your near and dear ones also practice the simple safety measures suggested by us and other safety-minded authorities.




In December 2019, the Centre conducted two courses in Mysuru (one on Construction Safety and the other on Office Ergonomics), and one course on Construction Safety at Bengaluru. It also offered one module of a lab safety course at NIE. In April 2020, Dr. N.K. presented a webinar (on-line course) of 12 hrs. to 26 engineers of L&T.




Email: cwsh.nie.p@gmail.com
Phone No: +65-97871607
Website: cewosh.com