Noamundi, Dec. 21: Tata Steel bagged 37 prizes for its iron ore mines in various categories in the 53rd Annual Mines Safety Week Celebration 2015 of Chaibasa region, which concluded in Noamundi on December 20, 2015.
Noamundi Iron Mine won 12 prizes including the 1st prize in the Overall Performance category, followed by 9 prizes by Khondbond Iron Mine and 8 prizes each by Joda East Iron Mine and Katamati Iron Mine. Katamati Iron Mine also won the 1st prize in the Overall Performance category.
Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel congratulated all the mines of Tata Steel that won the prizes. He said: “Safety has been recognized as the most important parameter for Tata Steel to demonstrate commitment to the people and community at large.
Safety is an integral part of decision making in Tata Steel and acts as a prime consideration factor in all sphere of activities. Due to consistent efforts of Directorate General of Mines Safety for putting up systems, processes, guidelines and standards; “Safety First” has become a deep routed value of Mining Industry.”
M C Thomas, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel said: “All these prizes won by Tata Steel is a testimony of our focus towards safety in mining operations.
The efforts put in in the past years by the mining fraternity in learning from each other and sharing best practices has contributed to improvement in our safety performance. We will continue to work with other miners to achieve higher standards of safety in Chaibasa region.”
The Annual Mines Safety Week is celebrated by all the mines operating in Chaibasa region under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ministry of Labour & Employment, and Government of India to propagate the message of safety at the workplace and inculcate safe mining practices amongst the mine workers.
The main purpose of this celebration was to involve all mine owners and employees to work towards improving safe work practices and to significantly reduce accidents in mines as well as mining industry as a whole.
As a result of these endless and collaborative efforts by the DGMS Officials and Mines Management, rate of accident in mining industry has significantly reduced over the past decade.