Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel has always been a pioneer in ensuring safety in its workplace across its locations. The Company has always been recognised for implementation of safety initiatives across all levels of operations, and with its prominence in safety in its mining locations; Tata Steel was bestowed with four National Safety Awards.
The mines & collieries of Tata Steel, namely, Joda West Manganese Mine (JWMM) in Keonjhar district and Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur district of Ferro Alloys and Manganese Division (FAMD) and Jamadoba and Digwadih collieries of Jharia Division were conferred with National Safety Awards by the Ministry of Labour & Employment at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday.
The occasion was graced by President Ram Nath Kovind who gave the awards. R R Satpathy, General Manager, Operations, FAMD and H Barik, General Secretary, SCM Workers Union received the award on behalf of SCM and Amit Kumar Dubey, Head, Manganese Group of Mines, Joda and S K Bal, General Secretary, Workers’ Union, JWMM received the award for JWMM. Similarly, Subrata Das, Chief, Natural Resources Division and Sitaram Saw, Senior Overman received the award on behalf of Jamadoba Colliery, while Sanjay Rajoria, General Manager, Project (Raw Materials & Infrastructure) and Nakul Singh, Secretary, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Digwadih Colliery received the award on behalf of Digwadih Colliery.
Jamadoba Colliery of Tata Steel won the award in the ‘Difficult Mining in Underground Mines’ category, while SCM won the award for ‘Longest Accident Free Period’ for the year 2013-2014. Digwadih Colliery and JWMM received the runner-up prizes in ‘Difficult Mining in Underground Mines’ and ‘Longest Accident Free Period’ categories respectively for the year 2013-2014.
On this special occasion, Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: “It is a proud moment for Tata Steel to have been bestowed with the recognition for excellence in safety. At Tata Steel, we always ensure safe, scientific and efficient mining across all locations. This award is yet another recognition which motivates us to achieve higher benchmarks in sustainable mining and help sustain best practices across all business aspects.”