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Tata Steel organises the Closing Function of 7th Exposition on Elimination of Human-Machine Interface

Jamshedpur, March 28, 2019

Tata Steel’s Steel Manufacturing Division organised the Closing function of the 7th exposition on “Elimination of Human- Machine Interface” on March 27, 2019. Mr. Sudhansu Pathak, VP (Steel Manufacturing), was the Chief Guest at the function and Mr Nitesh Raj (Asst. Secretary, TWU), was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Anil Pujari Chief (LD3 TSCR) welcomed all the distinguished guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pathak mentioned about the importance of elimination of large number of risks pertaining to human machine interface through implementation of kaizens.

Mr Nitesh Raj , in his address , mentioned about safety being a continuous journey and reiterated his commitment towards achieving Zero Harm.

Mr. Vilas N Gaikwad, Chief Safety (India &SEA) congratulated all the awardees. He mentioned that there has been a large reduction in incidences due to Human Machine interfaces.

With the advancement of scientific and technological developments, machines are an integral part of the modern manufacturing process. However, human interfaces to these machines and equipment continues to be vulnerable and has resulted in a number of accidents and injuries. The challenge is to ensure that the interface is not the cause or source of accidents. A total 137 kaizens were displayed at the exposition. Out of these, 32 kaizens were awarded. The Kaizen “Elimination of hazardous activity during inspection of Gradall” of Equipment Maintenance Department, was awarded the winning prize.

Many Senior executives, employees from various division and contract partners visited the Exposition for learning and horizontal deployment at their workplace.

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 organisation, 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, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management 2018 and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award 2019 by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh 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.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow

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