Thiruvananthapuram: FACT Ltd., Udyogamandal; BPCL, Kochi; ITI Ltd., Kanjikode; Vijayalaxmi Cashew Company, Kollam; HLL Life Care Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, and Terumo Penpol Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, have bagged the first prize in the safety awards instituted by the Department of Factories and Boilers for the year 2009 in the very large factories category employing more than 500 people.
Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd., Ambalamugal; Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation, Ernakulam; Krishna Food Processors, Kollam, and Vaidyaratnam P.S. Warrier�s Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala, Malappuram, bagged the top honours in the large factories category (employing 250 to 500 workers).
Among medium factories employing 100 to 250 workers, the first prize went to Cochin Minerals and Rutile Ltd., Ernakulam; BPCL Ltd., LPG filling plant, Kazhakuttom; United Electrical Industries Ltd., Kollam, Rubfila International Ltd., Palakkad, and Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Project, NTPC Ltd., Choolatheruvu.
The first prize winners among small factories employing 10 to 100 workers include Carborandum Universal Ltd., Thrissur; HPCL LPG bottling plant, Kanjikode; Minar Ispat Pvt. Ltd., Kozhikode; Diamond Food Products, Ernakulam; Prime Veneers Ltd., Kannur; Safa Enterprises, Kodungalloor; Comtrust Super Designer Tiles, Palakkad; William Goodacre and Sons Pvt. Ltd., Alappuzha; Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Company, Palakkad; T.V. Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Ltd., Kollam; Malankara Rubber Factory, Thodupuzha, and MRCMPU Ltd., Peringalam.