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Tata Steel Inaugurates the National Road Safety Week Celebrations across its operational units

Jamshedpur, February 04, 2019

Tata Steel, as in previous years, kicked off the 30th Road Safety Week 2019 (Feb 4-10, 2019) celebrations across all its operating units.  Road Safety Week (RSW) is observed under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India every year.  The National Safety Council supplements the Government’s initiative by promoting Road Safety Campaigns across the country.

In a formal inaugural function held at SHE Excellence Centre at the Tata Steel Works at Jamshedpur, Mr Amitabh Singh, Head Safety Road & Rail, set the context and spoke on the need for increasing Road safety awareness and observance of Road safety rules. He also briefed about the plan for activities across the locations and highlighted the common types of violations and resultant incidents. He stressed the need for safe behaviour and awareness.

Mr Vilas N. Gaikwad, Chief Safety –India & SEA, Mr Amit Kumar Singh,Chief Process Safety, Mr Keshav Kumar, Head Security, Mr Pushkar Kumar, Union Committee Member and ARRSSC member, Mr.Santosh Kr Singh from TWU, Union representatives and Safety stewards were among those present on the occasion.

Mr Gaikwad appreciated the various efforts, programmes, campaigns and drives being carried by Road Safety Teams, and stressed on the need for effectiveness in all that is being done. He emphasised the need for highlighting road hazards and means of reaching the target audience.

PATH (Peoples Association For Theatre) team performed a Nukkad Natak (Safety Skit) highlighting the road safety issues and incidents due to mobile phone usage while driving, Fatigue at night and Heavy vehicle safety were also issues of concern. The team will perform Nukkad Natak across the Steel Works, all through the week.

Road Safety Week is being observed across all out locations and Divisions of Tata Steel.  During the week, various activities are planned to make employees aware of the Road Safety concerns and reinforce Safe behaviour. Exemplary performances of will be recognized from amongst employees, contractors and vendor partners will be recognised and awarded.

Mr Pushkar Kumar proposed a vote of thanks, urging all to follow safety rules and contribute to  reduce incidents and achieve the “Zero Harm” goal.

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, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group 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 was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, 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) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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