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Tata Steel initiates pro-active measures to prevent Dengue at Kalinganagar
Kalinganagar, 7/6/2017

In line with its vision of providing a safe workplace with utmost care for health and hygiene of people, the Occupational Health Services Department of Tata Steel Kalinganagar, in collaboration with the ‘Public Health’ team of JUSCO, has taken up various measures to help people deal with the prevention of dengue. This is a proactive intervention by Tata Steel to positively impact employees’ health.

The company has already intensified dengue preventive activities before the arrival of monsoon in order to achieve zero incidence of this infection. Apart from ramping up housekeeping activities, source (breeding sites) reduction drive, anti-larval activity have been taken up in the plant premises and labour colonies. After identifying possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being carried out regularly at the plant site to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva.

The anti-larval team has been engaged for this activity throughout the plant area, rehabilitation colonies, housing complex, and labour colonies among others. Cold fogging has also been taken up for indoor areas like offices. To boost awareness on precaution against dengue, various IEC activities are being rolled out for contract workers and employees.

Besides this, an ELISA machine has been placed at Tata Steel-Medica Hospital in Kalinganagar to help detection of dengue patients. It may be noted here that on account of these proactive measures, there has been no case of dengue reported among employees and contract workers of Tata Steel Kalinganagar in 2015 & 2016.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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Statements in this press release describing the Company’s performance may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those directly or indirectly expressed, inferred or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include, among others, economic conditions affecting demand/ supply and price conditions in the domestic and overseas markets in which the Company operates, changes in or due to the environment, Government regulations, laws, statutes, judicial pronouncements and/ or other incidental factors.

Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel
E-mail: kulvinsuri@tatasteel.com



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