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Tata Steel’s mines and collieries win National Safety Awards for excellence in safety practices

New Delhi, December 18, 2019

Tata Steel’s mines and collieries win six National Safety Awards under various categories for the year 2015 and 2016 for excellence in safety practices.


Tata Steel`s Mines and Collieries

Contest Year

Award

Joda East Iron Mine

2015
(LAFP)

WINNER
Metal Mines-Mechanised opencast

Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery

2015
(LIFR)

WINNER
Coal Mines-Belowground with difficult mining conditions.

Digwadih Colliery

2016
(LAFP)

RUNNER-UP
Coal Mines-Belowground with difficult mining conditions.

Sukinda Chromite Mine

2016
(LAFP)

WINNER
Metal Mines-Mechanised opencast

Joda West Iron & Manganese Mine

2016
(LIFR)

WINNER
Metal Mines-Mechanised opencast with manshifts >0.5 lakhs

Joda East iron Mine

2016
(LIFR)

RUNNER-UP
Metal Mines-Mechanised opencast with manshifts >0.5 lakhs

* LAPF: Longest Accident Free Period, LIFR: Lowest Injury Frequency Rate

Expressing his delight on winning the awards, Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, said: “We are honoured to be recognised at a National level for our efforts towards best-in-class safety practices. Safety is top priority for us and we are committed to continuous improvement in safety, occupational health and compliance to environmental norms in all our areas of operations. We are focusing on leveraging digital interventions and innovation to further improve safety standards in our mines and collieries.

This recognition encourages us to reinforce & consolidate a culture of safety in and around our areas of influence.

Tata Steel executives including Mr Sanjay Rajoria, General Manager (Jharia), Mr Rajesh Kumar, Chief JEIM, Mr Rajesh Patel, Chief Mining, Sukinda, Mr Subhransu Sekhar Mishra, Manager, Joda West Iron & Manganese Mines, Mr Manoj Kumar, Head, Digwadih Colliery, Mr Barun Banerjee, Head, Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery and Mr Ajay Kumar Thakur, Head, Safety, JEIM along with the Union leaders from the respective divisions of the Company received the award from the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on December 16, 2019. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, Government of India, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Ensuring the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of stakeholders in and around our mines and plants remains a focus areas for Tata Steel. The Company regularly monitors and reviews its safety standards and practices ensuring the operations are injury and fatality free and become a benchmark in the industry. The Company continues to pursue excellence in mining and safety along with sustained inclusive growth.

About National Safety Awards
Occupational safety, health and welfare of persons employed in all mines - coal, metalliferous and oil - all over the country is the concern of the Central Government. Provisions for occupational safety of persons employed in mines are contained in the Mines Act, 1952, and the Rules and Regula­tions framed thereunder. The responsibility of implementation of the provisions of the Mines Act and the legislation framed thereunder lies with the mine management.

The Directorate General of Mines Safety under the Ministry of Labour & Employment oversees compliance of the same through a system of periodic inspection and inquiry. Recognizing the need for involvement of the work persons in safety and health matters, the government has been promoting the concepts of "Self-Regulation" and "Participative Management" with a view to influence human behavior at work so that a real breakthrough in accident prevention could be achieved. A variety of safety educational/ promotional measures have been conceived, formulated and promoted from time to time for the cause of safety. National Safety Awards (Mines) Scheme is one such measure.

To promote a competitive spirit amongst mine operators for the betterment of safety standards in mines and give due recognition to outstanding safety performance at the national level, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, instituted the National Safety Awards (Mines) in 1983 as the contest year 1983 with 1984 as Award year.

Photo 1: Mr Barun Banerjee, Head (Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery), Tata Steel, with Mr BH Roy, Secretary (RCMS) BAC, receiving the award from Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, on the December 16, 2019. Photo 2: Mr Rajesh Kumar, Chief, Joda East Iron Mine, Tata Steel with Mr Ranjeet Das, Secretary, Joda East Mazdoor Union receiving the award from Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, on the December 16, 2019. Photo 3:  Mr Rajesh Patel, Chief (Mining), Sukinda Chromite Mines, Tata Steel, with Mr K C Behra, Union Representative, Sukinda Chromite Workers Union receiving the award from Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, on the December 16, 2019. Photo 4: Mr Subhransu Sekhar Mishra, Manager, Joda West Iron & Manganese Mines, Tata Steel with Mr Arun Kumar Pradhan, Mining Mate, Joda West Iron & Manganese Mines receiving the award from Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan on the December 16, 2019.



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. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

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 the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. 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 Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant – a first in India, Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘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 ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

Last year, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow.

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