53rd National Safety Day Celebrated At RINL – Indian PSU

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RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant observed the 53rd National Safety Day at the Multi-purpose hall of Ukku club of RINL, today.

The chief guest Shri Atul Bhatt, CMD, RINL along with the guest of honour Shri DCS Varma, Director of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Directors of RINL inaugurated the National safety celebrations by lighting the traditional lamp.

Shri DCS Varma, Director of Factories, Govt of AP and Shri Atul Bhatt CMD RINL & Directors administered safety pledge to all that they renew their Pledgeto dedicate themselves for the cause of safety and health of all employees and to adhere to all safety rules so as not to endanger human life and to protect the plant, equipment and machinery from all damages.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Atul Bhatt, CMD, RINL said that technology adoption for the purpose of health & safety is gaining prominence. “RINL is using technology for capturing data analytics & extensive training. RINL has also planned to use drones for inspection of high rise structures, roofs etc. with enhanced production levels and Safety and wellbeing of employees is the topmost priority of RINL management”, Shri Atul Bhatt added.

Shri Atul Bhatt, CMD, RINL thanked Shri DCS Varma, Director of Factories and the Factories department for their constant support and advise on taking corrective and preventive actions and in appraising RINL regarding latest legal and other requirements which are playing a crucial role in maintaining the sustainability of our plant.

Speaking on the occasion, the guest of honour Shri DCS Varma, Director of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh, said that right communication plays a vital role in ensuring safety and called upon everyone to integrate safety in every aspect of life. Describing safety as the gateway to sustainability, Shri DCS Varma said “In safety, do what is right but not what is easy”. The theme of the National Safety Day celebrations 2024 is “ Focus on Safety leadership for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

As part of the National safety celebrations 2024, safety engineering department of RINL conducted special safety awareness activities and competitions on various aspects connected with Road safety, safety to the school children, housewives, contract workers and employees and other important aspects of safety. A large number of employees actively took part in making the short films to highlight various aspects of safety.

Prizes were presented by Shri DCS Varma and other dignitaries to departments which excelled in Safety performance and housekeeping and winners of various competitions. The dignitaries also presented prizes to Coke Oven & Coal Chemical plant (CO&CCP),Raw material handling plant (RMHP), Civil & Structural Engg (C & St.ED) and Water Management departments (WMD) of RINL for “achieving 2 Million accident free man hours during the 2023 calendar year”.

Shri Pravin Kumar, CGM (Services) RINL in his welcome address highlighted the importance of National Safety Day.

Earlier in the morning, Shri AK Sobti, Chief General Manager(Works)-Incharge hoisted the Safety Flag at ED (Works) building of RINL and said that promoting health and safety of all employees is of utmost importance for RINL management.

Shri DK Mohanty, Director (Commercial), Shri AK Bagchi, Director (Projects) and Addl. Charge Director (Operations), Shri S C Pandey, Director (Personnel) and Addl. Charge Director (Finance), Shri J. Siva Shankar Reddy, Jt. Chief Inspector of Factories, Shri V. Suresh, Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories, Shri P. Chinna Rao, Inspector of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh , Shri AK Sobti, CGM (Works)- incharge, Chief General Managers, Heads of the Departments, Senior Executives, Members from Steel Executives’ Association, Trade Unions, SC & ST Association, OBC Association, WIPS, School Children and teachers actively participated in the National Safety Day celebrations.

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