Jamshedpur, March 4: Tata Steel rolled out the 50th National Safety Day/ National Safety week campaign today. Vice President, Safety, Health and Sustainability, Sanjiv Paul hoisted the safety flag at Safety Health Environment Excellence Centre (SHE Centre), in Jamshedpur works and inaugurated the weeklong campaign.
The occasion was graced by Chief Safety, Neeraj Kumar Sinha, Chief Process Safety, Rajesh Kumar, Head Safety-Tata Steel Jamshedpur, Sanjay Mishra, Union Committee Member Jay Shanker Singh, all heads of the SH&S Division among others. All divisions and departments also inaugurated the week-long campaign at their respective locations, strictly adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.
The National Safety Day/Safety Week campaign is being observed on March 4, every year to mark the Foundation Day (4th March, 1966), of The National Safety Council (NSC), which was set up by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. This year’s theme is ‘Learn from a Disaster and Prepare for a Safer Future’.
The event started with all employees taking the safety pledge administered by Mr Sanjay Mishra. Neeraj Kumar Sinha welcomed the participants and briefed about the safety performance and set the context for the ensuing safety campaign. He detailed out the list of activities lined up, elaborated the objectives, procedures and scope of these activities and contests during the campaign, with emphasis of reaching out to all workers on shopfloor.
In his address, the chief guest Paul appreciated the good work done by safety professionals, praising the choice of activities planned during the week-long safety awareness campaign. He was sure about the dedication and involvement of safety professionals in implementing safety audit recommendations at their respective workplace.
In National Safety week campaign the safety team will carry out focussed safety audits/line walks/contractor site audits on emergency scenarios and its preparedness at workplace and log in Ensafe system.
Various activities are lined up during this week-long campaign which include hazard hunt competition, mass meetings by chief of departments, lifesaving programmes (First aid and CPR training) and online quizzes to boost awareness.