ESL Steel Ltd celebrates National Safety Month, reinforces safety culture at workplace

Bokaro: ESL Steel Limited celebrated the National Safety Month organized on the theme “Learn from Disaster and Prepare for a Safer Future” in the presence of CIF, Deputy CIF & IF as chief guests along with their ManCom Team. Organized by ESL’s HSE team, National Safety Council’s “National Safety Week” saw various exciting events and competitions held for employees and business partners with the aim to create awareness on workplace safety through knowledge sharing and employee engagement.

As a caring and responsible steel major, ESL has always laid great emphasis on employee safety. The company plans to reinforce & consolidate a safety culture for the well-being of its employees. ESL regularly monitors its safety standards by ensuring that the operations are fatality-free. Safety Annual Report has been presented during the event. Wherein the improvement in safety culture with employee’s involvement was detailed. Also, various infrastructural improvements and safety standard was shared with all.

The report mentioned about the ESL’s first COVID Vaccination Camp has already covered 100% of its healthcare staff with a job. It plans to vaccinate all its employees and business partners above the age of 45 with comorbidity on priority. Under their occupational Health Centre, ESL has a fully equipped ambulance available 24×7 to handle emergencies.

Binit Kumar, Deputy Chief Inspectorate of Factories, Bokaro who was the chief guest of the day spoke in length about the National Safety Month and highlighted the importance of creating a healthy and safe working environment. He enlightened the audience with his views on diligently meeting service commitments and ensuring business continuity by prioritizing safety, taking precautions, practicing preparedness and regular sanitization.

Speaking on the occasion, Pankaj Malhan, CEO, ESL Steel Ltd said, “One of our immediate goals for this year include best-in-class safety practices and occupational health. In line with that, ESL organized safety engagements to celebrate National Safety Month with a strong focus on leveraging digital interventions and innovation to enhance the safety standards. I thank all the employees and business partners for their active participation and for making the event a huge success. As a responsible brand, ESL stays committed to continuous improvement in every area of work.”

With a strong focus on saving lives and preventing injuries, ESL celebrated the month-long events with full enthusiasm. The employees took part in quizzes, industrial safety conferences, leadership surveys on fatal observations, nukkad natak, Suraksha Rath, BP drawing and slogan competitions, external webinars, signature campaign, village and school awareness camp, safety exhibition and safety tour and ranger, among others.

Sadhna Verma, Head HSE, ESL Steel Ltd added, “Safety is given paramount importance in our organization. It is being discussed as the first agenda in all forums right from our CEO review meetings to the daily production review meetings at the site. The Safety Governance structure of ESL is the driving force that is an enabler for creating a safe workplace and drive us to the vision of zero harm. The safety month has further enhanced our robust safety management system and ensured that the senior management drives the safety agenda from the front and more conspicuously.”

Located in Siyaljori village in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, ESL is a leading manufacturer of steel products. It has a 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) greenfield integrated steel plant that produces pig iron, billets, TMT bars, wire rods, and ductile iron pipes. The plant works in sync with the prescribed environmental standards while bringing international expertise and solutions from reputed manufacturers to offer world-class services and products.


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