Vedanta Aluminium Lanjigarh Observes National Safety Week

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LANJIGARH: To build awareness about occupational health and safety, a ‘Safety March’ was being conducted by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), Lanjigarh on March 3, 2012 which kick started the 41st National Safety Week to be continued up to March 12. The Safety March was led by Dr. Mukesh Kumar, President-VAL.

The ‘Safety March’ was started from the Niyamgiri Vedanta Nagar to the plant area of VAL. Consequent to the march, Dr. Mukesh Kumar hoisted national safety day flag in front of the plant office building and later safety pledge was taken by B S Mund, D Ravindranath of VAL and Mr. Bibhu Prasad, Assistant Director, Factories and Boilor, Kalahandi zone. Including the employees of VAL, other officials present on the occasion were Koustav Ratan Kundu – Head-HR, J K Mishra, Rabinarayan Mishra, Avilash Dwivedi and Soumya Ranjan Nayak.

All the employees of the refinery, including the employees of associate companies promised to be committed towards the cause of safety, health and protection of environment and to observe rules, regulations for the same.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mukesh Kumar said that occupational safety and health is an integral part of Vedanta Culture and the regular safety drive has significantly contributed to reduction in the rate of accidents in the plant. He also said that VAL has always been trying to implement the safety measures and been successful also.

Mr. Bibhu Prasad lauded VAL, Lanjigarh for implementing safety measures. “AT Vedanta, even the illiterate civil workers wear helmets. Safety measures taken by Vedanta are exemplary and best as far as I have seen in different places,” he said.

An all round safety campaign has been designed by Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department of VAL. Several activities such as Essay, Drawing and painting competition have been organized among 1400 school children of the periphery area. Also, competitions like safety slogans, poster were conducted among VAL employees and other partners for awareness.

In the week-long programme, safety awareness campaign has been organized such as Defensive Driving Training, Road Safety Campaign, Safety Park, and Mock Drill – Rescue Operation etc.

The National Safety Week Campaign is being spearheaded by the National Safety Council for nearly three decades to mark its Foundation Day (4th March).

The observation of 41st national safety week is being coordinated by the Health Safety and Environment Department, lead by Mr. Rabi Narayan Mishra.

 

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