Health and Safety Policy
Good Practice: Implementing LOTOTO on gas cylinder
Gas cylinder has many uses – welding, cutting, heating, straightening, and descaling. The equipment is versatile, easy to move and cheap. It is so widely used that sometimes people forget about the dangers one of them being used by unauthorised person which can lead to serious injury and even damage to property. To avoid any such incidents RMX Vizag plant came up with a simple solution wherein they authorized the welder and gave him the LOTOTO lock key.
Health talk on precautions during winter
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised health talk by Dr. Chawla during monthly gate meeting. Dr. Chawla talked about the types of health issues and precautions to be taken during winter season. He also shed light on natural remedies which can be prepared at home to tackle these problems. Also training was conducted on disaster control and management plan for Occupational Health Centre (OHC) staffs. The training talked about the specific role each OHC staff has to play inside the plant during any kind emergency.
Good Practice: Installing permanent stopper on weighbridge platform
In most of the Readymix plants there are weighbridges which are used to weigh the materials in order to
check the appropriate quantity. Although weighbridges are an important component of the business
sometimes there location can pose a hazard. The same was the case with RMX Naroda Plant
(Ahmedabad) where the weighbridge was located right in front of driver rest room and the pedestrian
walking area was also in close proximity. Due to this situation there was always a chance of the vehicle
touching the shed of the driver rest shelter which might lead to a near miss / injury.
To avoid such incident, the plant team under the guidance of Plant Manager came up with a solution wherein permanent wheel chokes has been installed on weighbridge platform. Wheel chocks (or chocks) are wedges of sturdy material placed closely against a vehicle’s wheels to prevent accidental movement. Chocks are placed for safety in addition to setting the brakes. So, now when any vehicle goes on the weighbridge it will not move ahead nor has any chances of toppling as these wheel chokes will prevent them from moving ahead. After this solution the plant team feels safe that there is no chance for any incident / near miss.
VFL training conducted for RMX South
Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) program was conducted for RMX South employees. The essence of this training program was to understand the importance of VFL and to conduct it effectively in RMX plants and customer sites. The training was imparted to Cluster Managers, Plant Managers and Business Area Level staffs and around 24 employees participated in the program. Shuvendu Basu, AVP HSE (RMX and Aggregates) conducted the VFL session and was facilitated by Alvin Kolappan, Business Manager – Chennai. Practical session of conducting VFL was done in two teams.
Good Practice: Establishment of LOTOTO zone at CCP
Lockout/ Tag out / Try out (LOTOTO) is a process of isolating energy to bring “zero” energy state in a machine, equipment or an object. To ensure LOTOTO compliance and to save time of the executors while implementing LOTOTO, Maintenance Team Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) has established a separate LOTOTO zone in all the sections where all the LOTOTO boxes are placed at one location.
Diabetes camp at ACP and SCP
Diabetes camp was organised at Nuvoco Health Centre of Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). This camp was organised internally by Dr Anshu Priya Lakra (Medical Officer) and other hospital staff took active participation in the camp. Total 108 members (colony residents and villagers) benefited from this session. Their blood sugar levels were checked in the camp and consultation was given accordingly. Similarly a camp was organised at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) for drivers. Blood sugar of 52 drivers was checked and necessary counseling was given to them as per their report.
Eye check up camp
Eye check up camp was organised at KPS School, Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). Dr Chandrakala Sharma from Aarbee Hospital, Bilaspur conducted the eye check up for students. Around 300 children benefitted from the camp.
Patroller’s certification ceremony at CCP
Patroller’s certification ceremony for certified professionals was conducted in Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP). Altogether 10 certified patroller’s were felicitated in the ceremony. The ceremony was held in the presence of Ravindra Dharkar (Head – HR Operations Cement), Ramesh Warke (SVP – CCP). Patrollers in their testimonies underscored the significance of the training imparted as a part of the module in their skill augmentation and expressed their gratitude to the Management for the support and guidance during the entire training period. The program concluded with certificate and prize distribution to the certified candidates.
Good Practice: Feeding of EPS beads directly into TM drum
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) in a granular form is used as light weight aggregate to produce Light Weight Concrete (LWC). These EPS beads are very light in nature because of which it takes a lot of time to feed EPS beads through batching plant pan mixer as the EPS bags has to be lifted to top of the plant which is both tiresome and has safety hazards. To make this entire process simple, RMX Hegde Nagar plant (Bangalore) has come out with an innovative solution wherein the EPS beads are directly loaded into the Transit Mixer (TM) drum by using maintenance platform.
BCP conducted training on fire safety
Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) organised on the job training for fire safety and use of fire safety equipment. This training covered all the officers, contract workmen and drivers. Detailed description were given on how to use fire safety equipment and which equipment is used for different types of fire situations. This training was attended by more than 75 people.
JCP conducted internal audit of OHC and canteen
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) health and hygiene team conducted internal audit of Occupational Health Center (OHC) and canteen. OHC was audited under set parameters like overall housekeeping, system of Bio – Waste disposal, instruments calibration, ambulance upkeep, first aid box and its refilling. Canteen audit was carried out, wherein overall housekeeping was found proper with few areas of improvement. Quality of food, utensils, LPG manifold system, drinking water areas and facilities, waste disposals, health checkup and personal grooming of canteen staff was also checked.
Driver rewarded for safety consciousness
At Nuvoco Safety is of paramount importance for our employees as well as stakeholders and ouor goal is ZERO harm – for our people, our associates. This quality was displayed by Priyadeep Singh driver of one of the CCP rented cars. When Ujjwal Batria, CCEO was recently traveling to Udaipur for a market visit and they were about to enter the highway this driver instead of taking a shortcut and getting into the wrong side like the other driver he travelled two kilometers and then took a U-turn to cross over. A special reward was given to Mr Singh for displaying his safety consciousness which is otherwise looked over.
CCP successfully hosted Mines Safety, Cleanliness and Silicosis Week – 2017
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) successfully hosted Mines Safety, Cleanliness and Silicosis Week – 2017 under the aegis of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Udaipur Region. Present at the occasion was Shri P K Sarkar, Director General of Mines Safety who was also the chief guest for the evening. He was accompanied by Ujjwal Batria, Country CEO Nuvoco (nominated owner), Ramesh Warke, Sr. Vice President, Chittorgarh Cement Plant along with other officials. The programme started with lighting of the lamp by Shri Sarkar and Mr Batria followed by prize distribution to different mines under various categories. Awards were also given to five best workmen who were lottery picked from the mass of 40 workmen who represents individual participating mines as a clean and safe worker. During the occasion the chief guest also launched the souvenir dedicated to the mining fraternity.