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TATA STEEL launches FY 17 Second quarter campaign on “Material Handling – Be Clear, Stay Clear”

July 05, 2016

TATA Steel has always put safety first. To achieve the goal of zero harm as a part of Six Safety strategic priorities, theme based quarterly safety campaigns guideline was rolled out in FY’17 to address current major concerns by identifying gaps at our work place, operating procedures, workplace practices and subsequently bridging those gaps to make the workplace safer. The First Quarter campaign was about “Slip, Trip and Fall & hit/press by object”, which was launched in the month of April’2016. It resulted in the identification and correction of Unsafe acts & unsafe conditions related to hazards present in our workplace.

FY 17 Second quarter campaign on “Material Handling – Be Clear, Stay Clear” has been launched on 5th July 2016 at Jamshedpur Works, Steelenium Hall. The objective of the FY 17 Q2 campaign on Material Handling- “Be Clear, Stay Clear” is three fold- 1) To inculcate safe behaviour regarding material handling by appreciating the safe act & rectifying the unsafe act. This is to be facilitated during focused line walk by Senior leadership team as well as CFT team audit during the campaign. 2) To develop competency among our own employees and contractor employees involved in Material handling activities by material handling safety communication in the department 3) To carry out focussed audit by departmental cross functional team for identifying  material handling related hazards and mitigate them through engineering/administrative control vide a  systematic time bound plan so that we can achieve at least 50% reduction of injuries due to better material handling in current year FY 17.

The campaign was launched by Mr. Sudhansu Pathak – Vice President Steel Manufacturing, Mr. Sahnawaz Alam – Vice President Tata Works Union and Mr. Andrew Page – Vice President Safety. In this function the Divisions who had contributed significantly in the FY 17 Q1 Safety campaign on “ Slip/ Trip/ Fall & Hit/ Press by Object” were also felicitated. Steel Manufacturing Division was declared the winner, Raw Material Division as First Runner’s Up & Iron Making Division as 2nd Runner’s up in the Quarter#1 Safety Campaign.