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Tata Steel inaugurates the 31st National Road Safety Week observance across its operational units

Jamshedpur, January 11, 2020

Tata Steel, as in previous years, kicked off the 31 st Road Safety Week 2020 (January 11-17, 2020) 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.

At Tata Steel, decentralized inauguration during the week at each department across the locations is being done. It will consist of mass meetings and roll out speech by HOD on importance of road safety with a commitment to Zero harm on road.

Following the plan, Safety Department also launched the Road Safety Week programme at departmental level on January 10.

The programme consisted of a welcome address, details of road safety statistics inside TSJ and information on plan of activities planned during the week by Mr. Amitabh Singh, Head, Safety, Road & Rail followed by Nukkad–Natak on Road Safety and on the spot quiz.

This was followed by address by Mr. Nitesh Raj, Assistant. Secretary Tata Workers Union who urged employees to take part in the events planned during the week.

Mr. Dinkar Ananda, Chief of Spares & Services & Alternate Chairman, Apex Road & Rail Sub – Committee addressed the gathering and mentioned about the initiatives being taken by Tata Steel to improve Road Safety.

Some key activities planned for the week are:

  • 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 at Department by central road safety 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 2019
  • On line intranet Quiz on road safety for employees ( 15th ,16th and 17th Jan’20)
  • Engagement of Vendor Partners and other Stakeholder through:
    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 in departments by engaging in-house experts
  • Self-Fitness inspection of all buses and heavy vehicles deployed by taking help of Safety inspection team
  • Communication to keep Number plate visible in the vehicles on road
  • 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 their recognition

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, Heavy vehicle safety, obeying traffic rules and safety behaviour. 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. Santosh Kumar Singh, Union Committee Member TWU, proposed vote of thanks, emphasising the need for proactive safety communication.

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)

A Great Place to Work-Certified 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 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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Kulvin Suri                                                

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA