Steel Safety day observed at SAIL

SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), joined the rest of the world in observing Steel Safety day on 28th March, 2022.  Atanu Bhowmick, Director Incharge, was the Chief Guest in the programme organised at the HRD Centre.

Present on the dais were Bibhu Prasad, Deputy Director (Factories and Boilers), Government of Odisha, S R Suryawanshi, ED(Works) and Aseem Kumar Behera, CGM (Safety & Fire Services). Chief General Managers, HODs, Departmental Safety Officers, Senior Officers of the Plant and the winners of the competitions were  present at the function

Addressing the gathering Bhowmick congratulated the winners of various competitions and commended the efforts of Safety Engineering Department in consolidating and strengthening the safety initiatives. He exhorted all to look into the various aspects of production of safe steel and strengthening of the safety net in the organization.   ‘Let’s make every day a Safe Day’, hemphasized and urged all to adhere to safe practices on a day to day basis.

 Drawing everyone’s attention to the common causes of accidents in an industry Mr. Bibhu Prasad emphasized that safety is integral to every aspect of life and work place. He encouraged the use of simple language for a smooth flow of safety instructions.

 Speaking on the occasion S R Suryawanshi said that “Ghar se, Ghar tak” should be our safety mantra. He emphasized on practicing safety at all times and urged everyone to adhere to the SOPs and SMPs  to achieve the objective of zero accident.

The programme began with the screening of safety video film and the rendition of safety award winning song by H S Pothal, Senior Technician (Oxygen Plant) and his team. Thereafter Safety Pledge was administered to all in Odia, Hindi and English.

The dignitaries presented prizes to the winners of the various competitions held during National Safety week.such as Quiz, and Debate competition for both regular and contractual employees, safety song for regular employees. Best Agency Safety Officers, Departmental Safety Officers were also awarded along with Recognition to Doctors of OHSC and awards to the employees of Safety Skits. The Judges of various competitions were also felicitated.