Angul, Oct 11 (LocalWire): Supporting the ‘Safety Buddies’ initiative by the directorate of factories and boilers, Odisha, Jindal Steel & Power Limited organised a safety awareness programme at Ganesh Sponge Private Limited led by the assistant director of factories & boiler, Angul, Umakant Samantray.
Safety Buddies initiative is part of the ‘strategy and road map for reduction of industrial accidents in the state’, implemented by directorate of factories and boilers, Odisha.
Under this programme, facilitated by the zonal assistant director of factories and boilers, those factories employing 500 or more workers and having reasonably good safety infrastructures will adopt a group of small factories in the vicinity and play the role of Safety Buddies.
The big factories would be mentoring the small factories by involving them in training programmes, mock drills and first aid programmes.
Safety experts from JSPL Ravi Kant Somani (Corporate Head, Occupational Health & Safety), Navin Gautam (GM, Safety) and David Samantray (AGM, Fire & Safety) visited the factory and shared different methods and techniques of industrial safety. Workers, officers and managers of Ganesh Sponge participated in the programme.
Somani shared his experience with the employees of Ganesh Sponge and explained about various safety practices.
Samantray explained section-wise hazards and risks involved in sponge iron manufacturing and also shared control measure to be implemented for preventing such accidents.
The wholetime director of Ganesh Sponge, Ashok Kumar Singh thanked the safety buddies team for conducting such a useful programme. He also promised to implement it with an immediate effect.
Taking this state government initiative forward, JSPL’s Angul unit has been maintaining safety awareness in smaller factories in local areas. In September, JSPL also organised similar safety awareness programme at M/S Amritesh Industries Pvt. Limited (AIPL).