Rourkela: 'Involvement in the true sense of the term can solve most of the problems,' said SAIL Rourkela Steel Plant's (RSP) CEO Dipak Chattaraj while addressing at the safety review meeting held at HRD centre on January 7. Present on the occasion were Executive Director PK Dash, Executive Director (P&A) Raj Vir Singh, Executive Director (MM) DK Mohapatra and Executive Director (Projects) Pankaj Kumar. Around 150 executives including Chief General Managers, HODs, General Managers and Departmental Safety Officers attended the meeting.
Elaborating further upon the role and responsibilities of Departmental Safety Officers, the CEO said that the DSOs have to act as ears and eyes of the organisation when it comes to safety and they have to think proactively to avoid any incident. Chattaraj urged everyone to improve housekeeping, ensure Behavioural Based Safety and set in process a whisper campaign to spread the message of safety so as to reach every level of the organisation.
Dash exhorted the RSP collective to implement 5S that would improve housekeeping, ensure proper parking and ensure effective disaster management. He made an appeal to all not to let safety lapses tarnish the image of the organisation.
While speaking at the safety review meeting, Raj Vir Singh emphasised upon road safety and electrical safety and urged all to follow SOPs and SMPs thereby avoiding direct and indirect causes of accidents.
DK Mohapatra said that it is always wiser to learn from other's mistakes and hence preventive action plans have to be made and implemented on the basis of analyses of the accidents happening in other steel plants.
Pankaj Kumar explained the various precautionary measures taken in Hot Strip Mill –II to ensure safe and smooth commissioning. He urged everyone to be well versed with a high-level automated system for personal and equipment safety.
During the meeting, presentations were made by Projects, Civil Engineering Services, Fire Services and Safety Engineering Department on corrective and preventive actions taken with regard to safety hazards. The interventions undertaken in different Departments were shared by the DSOs. Subrat Acharya, CGM, Fire and Safety welcomed the gathering and coordinated the function.
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