Tata Steel concludes Road Safety Week Celebrations (Feb 4-10, 2019)
Tata Steel organized the Road Safety week closing function in the Steelennium Hall, at Jamshedpur. It was chaired by Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, VP SM & Chairman Apex Road and Rail Safety Sub-Committee. Top officials of the Company attended the programme along with office bearers of TWU along with Committee members, employees and contract partners.
The Road Safety Week programme was started on Feb 4, 2019 as per guidelines of National Safety Council, an apex body under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The programme was targeted at improving road Safety awareness amongst all stake holders in the organization. It extended beyond the Works boundary engaging the city of Jamshedpur as well as the District administration. Nukkad Natak by Team Path was presented at more than 30 locations focusing on common road safety issues.
The theme for this year’s road safety week celebration was ‘Sadak Suraksha, Jeevan Raksha’.
Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, Vice President (Steel Manufacturing), Tata Steel & Chairman, Apex Road & Rail Safety Sub Committee, highlighted Road Safety challenges in the country and initiatives taken by Tata Steel at locations of its operations. Foot Over Bridge projects at Jamshedpur are being planned to enhance safety of road users. However, safe behaviour on road is of paramount importance and each one of us needs to understand this. He appreciated involvement of people in road safety awareness programmes conducted throughout the week.
Mr. Jagjit Singh, Chief, CSD & Logistics, highlighted the challenges in the transport segment, the efforts needed in changed business scenario and use of digital technology to improve road safety.
Mr. Shahnawaz Alam, Vice President, TWU, congratulated Team PATH for spreading Road safety awareness amongst workers. According to him, the road accident statistics were really startling and he was happy to note that the roads inside the Works are safe for all workers. Since last 75 years, both Tata Steel Management and workers have together done immense work on Road safety improvement.
Tata Steel recognized individuals and departments for visible safety drive during the year in different categories.
Mr. Vilas N. Gaikwad, Chief, Safety (India &SEA), highlighted details of programme done during the week, which are as follows:
- Positive re enforcement on road and on the spot recognition
- Hazard hunt competition on the road involving contract partners
- Special walk by Apex road & rail subcommittee members on VIP roads
- Nukkad Natak on road safety theme near canteens and other common places
- Inspection of heavy vehicles at various departments
The following activities were performed as part of the Road Safety Week celebrations:
Positive re-inforcement on road safety for pedestrians at various crossings by engaging cross functional team of departmental AIC and JDC. Focusing on Use of Pedestrian Pathway, Use of Zebra Crossing, No talking while walking and crossing the road.
Message to use transport facility provided by Vendors to minimize pedestrian movement on road
Hazard Hunt competition on departmental roads involving Contract partners and team through planned Paidal March on road and log deviations in SAMPARK and by WhatsApp for JSR Works
Special walk by Apex Road & Rail sub-committee members on various road stretches and rail network
Nukkad Natak on road safety theme near canteens and other common places.
“Heavy Vehicle Check at Door Steps”- Inspection of Heavy vehicles at Department by central road safety team along with EQMS personnel.
Interaction Session of HV drivers and Mobile Crane Operators with Sectional Head/ HOD referring fatigue hazard and high potential incidents in 2018
On line intranet Quiz on road safety for employees (5th, 6th and 7th Feb’19)
Engagement of Vendor Partners and other Stake Holders
- Road Safety Awareness programme, Health check-up for Drivers in Transport Park and JMD Parking, different parking area at other locations
- Training program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers by engaging in-house experts
- Counselling and recognition on road to bus drivers and Bus crew for role model behaviour. Fitness inspection of all buses plying inside Works in a campaign
- Poster competition among contractor employees.
- Road Safety initiatives by contract supervisor at their Work place domain
- On the spot road safety quiz and recognition among contractor employees at working site.
- Finding of blind spots on road and removal of extra vegetation by engaging right Agency
- Ensuring Reflective tape on commercial vehicles for better visibility in night
- Individual Commitment for Zero Speed violation across the departments
- Engaging team for safe driving counselling in city /Town in tandem with JUSCO and various schools
- Identify good Samaritan and recognize
On a first time basis FM channels were also engaged during the week to broadcast safety messages in the city.
The closing function ended with concluding remarks and vote of thanks by Mr. Dinkar Anand, Chief, Spares & Services.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organization, Tata Steel Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.
Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.
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