Tata BlueScope Steel conferred CIDC Vishwakarma Award for Safety, Health and Environment

CIDC Vishwakarma Award
Tata BlueScope Steel Limited, a leading name 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 in Odisha by the Construction Industry Development Council (a joint council of the Planning Commission – GOI and the Indian construction industry).

The award was presented jointly 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). TBSL’s Building Products division, LYSGAHT® was instrumental in providing design detailing, engineering and construction support along with colour coated metal sheets for the roofing and walling.

The event was attended by the doyens of the construction ecosystem. 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 the 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 the climatic conditions, over 80 meter height of installations spread across 3500 acres, workforce availability, etc. With our stringent safety norms and practices we were able to clock 1 million free man hours 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 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 an important driver for continuous improvement in health and safety performance across Tata BlueScope Steel. This award reiterates our capabilities in implementing world class safety practices and processes.”

Chief of RMHS and Logistics Mr. C L Karan said, “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

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