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A cultural transformation is needed to make SAIL-RSP a zero-accident plant: RSP CEO

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New Delhi: The Safety Review Meeting for the month of June was organised in virtual mode at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on June 11. RSP’s CEO Dipak Chattaraj, CEO, RSP chaired the meeting. This monthly review at the apex level, which is instrumental in controlling and monitoring the safety aspects of the plant, is regularly being conducted every month without fail. On account of the pandemic, the meeting is being conducted in virtual mode.

Addressing the senior members, the CEO stressed the need for a cultural transformation in matters of safety by way of continuous training and retraining the employees. He called upon the collective to make a special drive to bring about a change in mindset and also to proactively improve the systems and facilities. The SAIL-RSP CEO also laid emphasis upon the need for follow-up activities to ensure better performance and for developing modules on different aspects for future learning. Referring to the ‘Rakshak’ scheme launched recently for encouraging employees to report the near-miss cases, he urged the collective to maximise such reporting, analysis and remedial measures, which will help in preventing accidents.

During the meeting, a presentation was made by GM Incharge (SED) SC Mohanty where he highlighted the improvements and achievements made in various domains such as road and rail safety, gas pipeline safety, hazardous storage area safety, crane safety, conveyor safety, pressure vessel safety, boiler safety, electrical safety, overhead electrification and fire safety. This was followed by a review of action taken and progress with respect to issues raised in the previous Safety Review Meeting.

Presentations were also made on safety performance and activities of Hot Strip Mill and Oxygen Plant by AGM (HSM) Chandrahas and DGM (Oxygen Plant) CP Baskey respectively. The causes of all the safety-related issues were discussed threadbare. The CEO interacted with the concerned HODs and DSOs regarding the causes and the actions taken in this regard.


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Speaking on the occasion, KK Jha highly appreciated the various steps and systems undertaken by RSP. He urged all to follow the safety systems and procedures as laid in SOPs and other relevant documents. Pankaj Kumar highlighted the different measures taken by RSP in matters of safety of plant, equipment and individuals, and expressed confidence that the initiatives taken by the RSP collective are on the right track to achieve zero accident.

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