Tata Steel is committed to ensuring zero harm to its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. This is integral to our business process and is laid down in our health and safety policies, standards and working procedures.
Ensuring safety in all its operations has always been a strategic priority for Tata Steel. The Group has adopted the outstanding safety programme of M/s. DuPont Safety resources for establishing safety culture by inculcating safe behaviour among its employees. Every activity in Tata Steel is carried out not only with a cost efficient, quality conscious purpose but also with the highlight always on safe practice. The Group's Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate for Financial Year 2014-2015 was 0.3, an improvement of 40% over the previous year. Workplace fatality is addressed separately through the Fatality Risk Control Protocol, which aims at eliminating potential fatality hazards.
Given the nature of steel-manufacturing operations, Tata Steel has launched the Safety Excellence Journey, to which new aspects of safety are added every year, and the Wellness@Workplace programme. These are designed to provide an injury-free working environment for a healthy and happy workforce. The Safety Excellence Journey has also been extended at Group companies in India. In its endeavour to address the issue of community safety, Tata Steel India is working with external consultants to drive systematic domestic safety management and safety education initiatives for school and college students in Jamshedpur and at the different mines and collieries.
In Tata Steel Europe health and safety improvements are embedded in the business strategic plan (OGSM) and these were delivered well in the Financial Year 2012-13 enabling 18% reduction in Lost Time Injuries. Two enabling strategies were launched to move to a mature safety culture - Health & Safety Excellence for senior leaders and positive safety conversation training and implementation for all employees.
Operations in South East Asia at Tata Steel (Thailand) and NatSteel are strengthening their safety practices particularly in the areas of positive isolation, stock yard management and employees involvement through train the trainers programme. These are carried out through theme based onsite visits, reviews, recommendations and trainings.
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