Tata BlueScope Steel Limited, a key market player in the field of coated steel, steel building products and building solutions was presented “Achievement Award for Construction Health, Safety and Environment” for its Tata Steel Kalinganagar Project, Odisha by Construction Industry Development Council (A joint council between Planning Commission – GOI and the Indian construction industry).
The CIDC Vishwakarma awards are inspired by the spirit of construction and creation, patronized by Lord Vishwakarma the ruling deity of the construction practices in India. CIDC Vishwakarma Awards are meant to motivate individuals’ and organizations’ contribution in construction domain and to promote replicable best practices in the Indian construction industry. Each year, this event is hosted on 7th of March by CIDC, the apex body that’s dedicated to work relentlessly towards promoting best practices within the Indian construction industry.
In a glittering evening amidst the doyens of construction ecosystem; the award was jointly conferred by Mr. Pradip Bhargava, Retd. IAS & Former Addl. Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, along with Mr. Arijit Pasayat- Justice (retd.) and Vice Chairman Special Investigation Team (Black Money), to Tata BlueScope in recognition of its efforts in promoting Safety, Health and Environment initiatives for project site at Kalinganagar, Odisha. TBSL’s Building Products division, LYSGAHT® was instrumental in providing design detailing, engineering and construction, support along with the supply of colour coated metal sheets for their roofing and walling requirement.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. Ajay Rattan, General Manager – Sales, Construction & Engineering (Lysaght Business) said, “It is an honour to receive this recognition for one of our prestigious projects. This is a testimony to our dedicated efforts in creating an environment that follows highest safety standards, eliminating injuries, ill health and any negative impact on the environment. Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar Plant came with many challenges; such as, terse climatic conditions, over 80 mts. height of installations spread across 3500 acres, workforce availability etc. to name a few. With our stringent safety norms and practices we were able to clock 1 Million LTI/MTI** free man hours upto till date with 80% project completion.”
Tata BlueScope Steel’s management strategy dovetails into the company’s ultimate goal of “Zero Harm”- To People, Plant and Environment. Mr. Riten Choudhury MD, Tata BlueScope Steel further elaborating on this philosophy, said, “We take our responsibilities in the area of health and safety very seriously. “Zero Harm” to planet, people and environment is in our DNA and is an important driver for continuous improvement in health and safety performance, across Tata BlueScope Steel. This award re-iterates our capabilities in implementing world class safety practices and processes.”
On behalf of Tata Steel, chief of RMHS and Logistics Mr. C L Karan quoted, “The job has been executed within the stipulated completion date to our satisfaction, adhering to all safety guidelines.”
Highlights of EHS followed at Tata BlueScope Steel’s KPO project:
– Training Man-Hours imparted to workforce at site: 10,480 hrs since 2014
– “Zero Harm” safety program which implements international best practices and aims to eradicates unsafe acts and conditions by way of proactive and immediate reporting
– Weekly safety review meetings
– Consequent Management System to avoid repeated safety violations
– Safety Induction and Pre-Medical Check-up for all workmen engaged on site
– Innovative safety practices such as Sky web, Helmet with neon stickers for easy identification of trained person especially for heights
– Reward and Recognition Programs for encouraging best safety practices
– To develop safety as a culture, senior leaders have been regularly visiting the site