Raurkela: SAIL Safety and Remembrance Day was observed at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on Wednesday. All the departments of the steel plant took pledges to mark the day. Two-minute silence was observed and a pledge was taken at CEO’s office under the leadership of RSP’s CEO Dipak Chattaraj. Similar programmes were also held in the offices of Executive Directors of Personnel & Administration, Works, Materials Management and Projects. The day was also observed at different offices and departments of the plant in which a cross-section of the executives and employees were administered the pledge.
In a message to the SAIL collective, SAIL’s Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said, “Safety at the workplace is one of the most important factors to determine the success of any organisation. Our basic safety lies in our hands. It doesn’t need any additional resources or cost. We should give topmost priority to safety not just at the workplace, but in every aspect of life. It is the best time to reiterate our commitment to safety. Let’s work hand in hand to make SAIL a safe working place.”
SAIL Safety and Remembrance Day
SAIL Safety and Remembrance Day is being observed all across SAIL to pay tribute to the memory of the employees of Bhilai Steel Plant, who gave up their lives in the line of duty in a major fire incident which occurred on October 9, 2018. Fourteen employees, including five fire brigade personnel, had lost their lives in the major fire incident that occurred while undertaking a protocol job of debunking of coke oven gas pipelines at BSP.
The aim of the observance of the day is to highlight the preventive nature of most of the workplace incidents and to promote awareness campaigns in the fight for bringing improvement in workplace safety standards in the plants and units by avoiding recurrence of such or similar incidents in future.
“Pledges were taken in Odia, Hindi and English by employees that they will make the plant a safe working place. They further pledged that they shall resolve to strengthen the safety culture by prioritising safety, adhering to the safety norms and SOPs, eradicating unsafe acts and practices and ensure healthy maintenance practices, RSP said in a press release,” RSP said in a press release.