KORBA: “We are all a part of the BALCO family. No member of the family should work without safety. We should all follow the safety norms unfailingly, and commit to make BALCO the safest plant in the world”, Vikas Sharma, CEO & Director, BALCO, said at the Suraksha Chaupal (Discussions on Safety) program organized at Plant-II canteen.
In a first of its kind event, more than 200 officials, employees and contract laborers participated in the Suraksha Chaupal.
Sharma cited out the benefits of safety measures with different stand points. He said that the reason for accidents was the failure to bring safety norms into habit. Safety measures should be practiced not with the intent to escape the fine but to bring it to the conscious behavior.
Sharma emphasized on the use of all safety equipment during work. The car driver as well as the passengers wear safety belts. The Motorbike rider as well as the pillion wear helmet.
Deepak Prasad, Head, Aluminium Business, BALCO said that the management is always concerned that the plant is accident free every day. The probability of accident increases when the established norms are not abided by.
Overconfidence while working is also one of the major reasons for mishaps. Whatever the reason, it leads to a loss of human resource. It is our responsibility to keep ourselves safe during the work. If someone is found working without adequate safety measures, they should be stopped and encouraged to follow safety norms.
Major Kumud Kumar, Head, Human Resources, BALCO assured that the members of the BALCO family shall adopt safety practices in all fields of life and work towards the progress of plant and the nation.
Krishna V Kulkarni, General Manager, Industrial Health, Safety & Environment introduced the theme of the Suraksha Chaupal- Aapki Baat Aapke Sath. Suraksha Chaupal will be held at regular intervals. The safety related suggestions obtained from the Chaupal shall be worked out. G.Venkatreddy, Head, Power Business, BALCO was present at the event.
BALCO officials, employees and contract laborers discussed matters and incidences related to the workplace and the cause of the mishaps. Suggestions on improving the work habits were given. Everyone took an oath to make BALCO the best zero-accident plant in the world.
On this occasion, Shuchita Shubhadeep Khan, Associate Manager, Safety, took an on the spot quiz on safety. The winners of the quiz and the metal area workers who had shown excellent performance in the field of Industrial Safety were rewarded by Vikas Sharma, Deepak Prasad, Major Kumud Kumar, Hot Metal Area Head RK Singh, Fabrication & Services Head PS Toor, and Finishing Line Area Head, Sambhav Srivastava.