Health and Safety Policy
Good Practice: Marking of bags and bicycle with reflective tapes
In Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) most of the contractor employees belong to surrounding areas of the plant and use bicycles/motorbikes for commuting to and fro on a daily basis. With the onset of winters when dusk descends very early the workers are exposed to risk on the journey by road on highway with no light posts. Hence there is a major risk and chance of accidents due to poor/ lack of visibility on the highway.
Scheduled inspection of working ladders
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised inspection, tagging and identification of all working stools and portable ladder under the guidance of Safety department. All the working stools and ladder were inspected through checklist and were provided with specific tag for further controlled use of ladders. This is a very important exercise which is conducted half yearly for ensuring safe working at height inside plant.
ACP mines inspection
The Mines Safety Fortnight celebration was observed at Arasmeta Limestone Mines and inspection of mines was conducted. A team comprising of C. Shrikant along with B.N. Mohanta, Valbhav Guulhane and D. L. Yadav under supervision of S. Ansari, Director of Mines Safety, DGMS Raigarh Region visited ACP mines. Lot of appreciation was received from inspecting team members on the good work being done by the Mines team. A cultural program was also organised wherein a nukkad natak on mines safety was enacted by mines department.
RMX distribute warm jackets to pump crew
To make the pump crew feel like they are part of Nuvoco and to ensure their well being, RMX has distributed warm jackets to the pump crew of Sonepat plant. All the pump crew members who are associated with the company for more than six months are eligible for this jacket. The initiative will be undertaken for entire North region wherein 105 pump crew members are shortlisted to receive the jackets. Apart from being warm these jackets also have reflective tapes so that they are visible during night time. The people who have received the jackets are very happy with the initiative.
SCP Mines celebrated Annual Mines Safety Week
Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) Mines celebrated Annual Mines Safety Week. Inspection of the mines was done by a team of external members of Bhilai Steel Plant, Ultratech, and Godavari Ispat. During closing ceremony, DAV school children and Mines officials performed a skit on safety awareness. Suraksha Rath was also taken out for spreading awareness on safety. Inspection team appreciated the efforts being taken by the company towards safety especially use of technology like minocular for improvement of processes and practice.
Rubella vaccination in SCP- DAV school
Under the Government Monitored Scheme and as per the directives of Block Medical Officer Measles Rubella vaccination was carried out in Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) DAV school. All the school children benefited from this vaccination.
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.
World Heart Day celebrations
World Heart Day was celebrated at Arasmeta (ACP) and Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) health centre. Around 150 people were screened at ACP and their cardiac risk profiling was done by an online tool ASCVD developed by American College of Cardiology. Dr. Abhishek Pandey (Chief Medical Officer) conducted the cardiac risk profiling. At SCP medical staff member’s organised camp for minimizing cardiac risk. Blood pressure and sugar testing was also done.
Training on confined space standard
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised training on confined space standard. The objective of this training was to make the participants aware about the concept of confined space standard, number of available confined space and safety rules. Around 39 employees participated in the program. A small quiz was conducted at the end of the training to enhance the learning of the participants.
Training on LOTOTO
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised training program on LOTOTO. Through this training the concept of energy isolation was also made to understand to the participants, stimulated the participants for reinforcing their efforts on site for eradicating unsafe activities. Around 22 people attended the training.
Training on conveyor equipment safety
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) conducted training on conveyor equipment safety. The objective of the training was to make the participants aware about the concept of conveyor equipment safety. Around 22 employees participated in the program which was followed by a small quiz to enhance the learning of the participants.
JCP performed Nukkad Natak
Jojobera Cement Plant organised a small Nukkad Natak on ‘An Importance of Job Based SOP’s and Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA)’. The skit was presented by contract workmen working in canteen and housekeeping. They acted and displayed the various activities which are carried on daily basis in canteen and also the identification of the risk involved and its remedies.
Training on electrical safety and energy isolation
One day training on electrical safety and energy isolation was organised at Ahmedabad for RMX employees. It focused on safe practices at plant, importance of energy isolation while performing maintenance work, types of electrical hazards and prevention of such hazards. Participants were also given hands on training during the session. The training was facilitated by Ashwin Patel – Area P&M manager.
Big cleaning day celebration at RMX plants Kolkata
RMX Kolkata business have started a new initiative wherein they have started celebrating big cleaning day on every Saturday at all the RMX plants of Kolkata, To make it more impactful one message from any of the plant employee’s family member is incorporated in the teaser sent by HR.
DDT at SCP
Keeping in view the importance of road safety awareness, two batches of Defensive Driving Training (DDT) was organized at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) for company employees.
Good Practice: Introducing unique identity for CSE attendant
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. As it is a substantially closed area serious injuries can occur and it is important that people going in has proper permits and training. In order to give unique identity to Confined Space Entry (CSE) attendant, Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) has provided them with high visibility jackets for easy identification.
ACP organised Medical Camp
A medical camp was organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) Health Centre to prevent mosquito borne disease like Dengue and Malaria through homeopathic medicines in collaboration with Homeocare. Total 105 doses were dispensed to employees and their family members for prophylaxis from dengue.
FLRA training at SCP
Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) training was organised for contract workmen of Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP). Internal trainer Pushphas Chandrawanshi, Deputy Manager – Mechanical facilitated this training. It focused on safe practices at plant, risk assessment and its mitigation, types of work permits and risk management. The training was attended by more than 40 contract workmen.
Good Practice: Installing inbuilt battery cut-off switch for dumpers
To eliminate the risk of operating bare battery cut-off switch in dumpers which may result in serious accident; Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) has installed inbuilt battery cut-off switch for dumpers. Electrical disconnect switches have several important jobs in commercial vehicles and equipment. Battery disconnect switches cut-off electrical power, help protect against electrical fires and theft when equipment is not in use, provide a reliable shutdown of power during maintenance, and protect batteries from excessive drain.
Refresher training to dumper operators
Refresher training was organised for dumper operators at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The participants were given information regarding safe operation of dumpers. Field explanations regarding basic working of engine and transmission were included for better understanding of the participants. The session was facilitated by Ravikant Yadav (Assistant Manager – Mines) and M.L. Miri (Technician). Total six operators attended the session.
Safety briefing to drivers at ACP
Safety briefing session for drivers was organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The session was facilitated by Bimal Ghosh; AVP – Health & Safety and discussed topics like PRTA, road safety and vehicle maintenance schedule etc. Altogether 15 drivers attended the session.
Spot health check-up at CCP
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) held their quarterly spot health check-up camp for employees under ‘Commit to be fit’ program. Altogether 75 employees underwent the check-up for their blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI. The compiled data not only allows employees to track their own progress in the path to wellness, it also helps in the ongoing non-communicable disease detection and analysis. Same was conducted for the family members. Waste management system of the township was also discussed wherein compost was distributed to those interested in using it for domestic gardening. Around 33 ladies from the township took part in the camp and approximately 50 kg of compost was distributed.
Annual door-to-door health & hygiene survey
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised their annual door-to-door health and hygiene survey and awareness campaign in the township. Apprentice trainees who were given an orientation and survey specific training, visited each of the occupied quarter in township, conducted an interview and observation based survey (noting points like the presence and condition of first aid boxes, availability of colour coded dustbins and practice of waste segregation, general hygiene and status of pest control, etc.). The residents added their feedback and were also briefed about some common precautions and practices to maintain during monsoon and upcoming winter seasons.
MCP conducted DDT training for stakeholder
A Defensive Driving Training (DDT) was organised for the railway staffs of Asansol Division at DRM office, Asansol by Mejia Cement Plant (MCP). A presentation was made on the safe set of procedure and technique to help the drivers avoid risk and hazard during their duties. The training also covered potential hazards, driver’s condition, skill, knowledge, health and attitude and vehicle condition.
Good Practice: Replacement of TLM inclined belt
‘Care’ is one of the defining values of Nuvoco. The health and safety of our stakeholders, employees and customers are of utmost importance. It is a responsibility that everyone at Nuvoco understands and takes seriously. Our aim at Nuvoco is ZERO Harm, and achieving that goal should be every employee’s target. Taking a step towards this direction, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) placed mechanical stopper to minimize the risk of TLM belt falling at the time of replacement.
Accident Reporting and Investigation Standard Training at BCP
BCP conducted an Accident Reporting and Investigation Standard Training for its officers. Mr. Vijay Chaturvedi, Sr. Executive, Health and Safety, facilitated the training by conducting an interactive session. Each of the 12 participants contributed to the training by sharing their knowledge on development.
MCP and SCP organized Fire-fighting Training
The fire-fighting training organised at MCP and SCP covered hands-on experience on the use and operation of fire engines, fire extinguishers, ladders, hoses, axes, and other fire-fighting equipment. Trainings also covered fire investigation methodologies, wild land fires, breathing apparatuses, use of personal protective equipment, and salvage operations. At MCP, security personnel were made to check the fire-fighting pipelines and ensure its readiness in case of any fire-related eventuality. While in SCP, the session was conducted by T.B Singh, Deputy Manager – Security for Contract workmen (over 50 new joinees and officers) aimed at increasing the awareness of fire fighting among the new joinees and officers.
Working at Height (WAH) Training at CCP
Training on WAH was conducted for 24 workers with an objective to make them understand their roles in case of emergency or alarms. Inspection of WAH and rescue equipment, use of Work Positioning Support, use of Suspension, Trauma Relief System, types of knots, and use of rope ladder and stabilization of victim after rescue were topics covered in this training.
Engage and Energise Refresher Training at MCP
MCP conducted an Engage and Energise refresher training for 35 workmen that covered environmental pollution, its impact, environmental policy, its target and objective. The objective of the training was to create awareness about the hazards of environmental pollution and its mitigation measures.
Training on Health and Safety Management System at CCP
Training on Health and Safety Management System was conducted at CCP to create awareness on the identification of hazards and unsafe activities on site for 24 participants.
Good Practice: Installing double layer beds for drivers
PTo provide comfort and adequate rest to drivers, Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) has installed new double layer beds in the driver rest shelter at CCP truck parking yard. The initiative has been undertaken by New Works and Logistics team comprising of Ajeet singh and Rahul Diwekar. Earlier there was single layer bed arrangement in driver rest shelter, which was insufficient.
Training to security personnel ACP
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) conducted a training session on safety at truck yard for security personnel. Abikash Dhal (Plant Logistics Safety officer) imparted the training. The participants were given awareness on truck yard activities and various safety measures at the truck yard. Altogether 22 security personnel benefitted from the session.
CCP first aid certification training
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised training program on first aid certification by Indian Red Cross Society. The objective of the program was to create awareness on the duties and responsibilities of first aiders; apply first aid to accident victims in the workplace; identify common workplace accidents requiring first aid treatment and check the contents of first aid box. Altogether 45 employees benefited and qualified for first aid certificate.
CCP plantation program
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) planted 30 saplings in Sita Ramji Ka Khera mines area and dignitaries from Director Mines and Geology (DMG) were invited to grace the occasion. The gesture was done in discussion with DMG officials as a step to propagate the message of clean and green environment.
Workshop for DDT trainers
Three days workshop was organized at Ahmedabad for all the DDT trainers of RMX business. Amit Khatri – External Trainer shared his views on how to become an effective trainer. He also discussed about the common reasons of road accidents and how to prevent them. Shuvendu Basu – RMX Safety Head also discussed with the team about the challenges they are facing in their role and how they can overcome these challenges. Team also brainstormed on creating uniform training module for DDT trainers in order to maintain the uniformity in training contents for all areas.
MCP issues electrical permits
The Central Health Safety and Environment (HSE) team conducted a competitive assessment test for issuing electrical permits to contract workmen of Mejia Cement Plant (MCP). A comprehensive test, comprising of both written and oral with practical assessments was conducted for statutory licensed contractors’ electricians. The overall qualifying mark was 75%. A total of six workmen from Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) department completed the test successfully. Amit Pidiha, VP- MCP felicitated the workmen and issued them authorisation passport during the monthly plant gate meeting.
JCP conducted tree plantation
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) conducted tree plantation at the divider of the main road outside complex gate. Beautification of this stretch of road will be maintained by Nuvoco as this is the main road leading to the plant. The drive was inaugurated by Manoj Agrawal, SVP – JCP.
Good Practice: Installing shelter to eliminate risk of falling objects
Pumping is an efficient and reliable means of placing concrete, which makes it a very economical method as well. Sometimes, a pump is the only way of placing concrete in certain locations such as a high rise building, or large slabs where the chutes of the concrete truck can’t reach. However, there are chances of falling objects over the pump operator during pumping at customer site making it a safety hazard.
Refresher training on WAH, LOTOTO and FLRA
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised refresher training for job executors on WAH, LOTOTO and Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA). The session dealt in detail regarding the application of WAH, LOTOTO and FLRA in field. The session was facilitated by Pramod Payasi (AGM – Safety) and Rahul Singh Solanki (Sr. Manager – E&I) and 14 officers benefitted from this session.
CCP Cross Unit audit conducted
Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Cross Unit audit was organised at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) under Prabal Bandyopadhyay (Chief HSE); Sanjay Tyagi (VP – ACP) along with eight members. It was a learning experience for both plant and audit team. Sharing of good practices with areas of further improvements was shared.
DDT at ACP
Defensive Driving Training (DDT) sessions were conducted at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) for two wheeler and four wheeler (LMV) riders. The session was facilitated by DDT faculty Jairam Singh.
Spot quiz conducted at SCP
Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) organized spot quiz for transport manager, safety supervisor, transporter supervisors and driver’s team. Safety based questions were asked and on the spot prizes were distributed. Altogether 71 people attended and all were encouraged to be safe while driving.
Good Practice: Controlling speed limit of TM through constant interaction with drivers
In Readymix business over speeding of Transit Mixer (TM) is a big challenge and one of the main reasons for road accidents and TM roll over. Often it has been observed that there are large numbers of violations as far as harsh braking is concerned. To overcome these safety hazards, Hubli plant team came together and devised a strategy in which they started interacting with the TM drivers regularly and personally.
Plantation drive at ACP
With the commencement of monsoon and commitment towards the environment, Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised a plantation drive at the project area. ACP has planned plantation of more than 1000 tress at project area. Till date plantation of 800 trees of different species has been done. PMC members along with the employees actively took part in this drive.
Health awareness session on rainy season
A health awareness session was organised with contract workmen at Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP). YK Sharma AGM P&A shared tips on viral diseases which is takes place during monsoons. He also informed that mosquitoes are a major source of spreading various diseases during monsoons.
CCP conducted training on critical care ambulance
Training on critical care ambulance and use of stretchers was organised at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP). This program was based on how to tackle all kinds of medical emergency in the plant. In this respect a session was held to impart awareness regarding the facilities and training for the use of stretchers to the designated first aiders. Altogether 21 people attended the training.
CCP launched domestic waste management system
In line with the environment friendly domestic waste management initiative, Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) distributed new colour coded, covered waste bins to all households in the township. Similarly colour coded bins have already been distributed to plant canteen and guest house kitchens to ensure proper segregation of waste and further use of the organic waste to make compost. Each bin has stickers showing the waste categories to be put in those bins with pictures for easy understanding of the maids and other housekeeping staffs.
JCP organised training on Energy Isolation and LOTOTO
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised training on Energy Isolation and LOTOTO on for all electricians and technical support employees. The refresher training comprised examples of types of hazardous energy and its source, hierarchy of controls, mandatory LOTOTO sequence, its permit requirements and other site specific requirements. The training was facilitated by Anand Pandey, JCP Maintenance Head.
RMX North shows their commitment towards environment
North RMX employees has taken an oath to say ‘No’ to plastic and made a commitment to abide by environmental theme of the year “Say No to Plastic”. On this occasion Shuvendu Basu, Head (HSE- RMX & Aggregates) and Aaftab Irani, Head Operations (RMX & Aggregates) interacted with the teams and distributed specially designed cotton utility bags.
SLDP training of RMX Delhi employees
A one day Safety Leadership Development Program (SLDP) was conducted for the employees of RMX Delhi. Training was attended by 11 participants from plants and area office. SLDP was one of the developmental needs identified during Safety Maturity Development Plan (SMDP) for the year 2018-19 for area and plant level leadership team of RMX – Delhi. During the training program, participants were oriented on safety pyramid, lagging and leading indicators, ABC analysis, Bradley Curve, role of leader in safety, behaviour Vs conditioning intervention and VFL. The training was facilitated by Shuvendu Basu – Head HSE (RMX & Aggregate) at Gurgaon.
First aid training @ SCP
First aid training was conducted for officers at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP). Altogether 35 officers benefited from this program which was facilitated by Dr. Prabhat Vishwakaram. Objective of the program was to understand the duties and responsibilities of first aider, apply first aid to accident victims in the workplace, identify common workplace accidents requiring first aid treatment and check and pack contents of first aid box.
Inauguration of five –step safety model @ SCP
Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) inaugurated five-simple steps of safety model at the entrance of plant. Special gate meeting was called to mark this event wherein Ramesh Warke, SVP – SCP in his speech reiterated the importance of safety. He urged all to work safety in the plant as well as outside.
Good Practice: Implementation of tag arrangement and lock station for ignition key of TM’s
In Readymix plants one of the biggest challenges are on time delivery and history of accidents due to unauthorized vehicle operation during idle time and movement of vehicle inside the plant and customer sites by vehicle helper or unauthorized drivers since the ignition key is kept available and unattended in the ignition port. To resolve this situation, RMX Hoskote plant found a solution as tag arrangement and lock station for ignition key of the vehicles.
Environment Week celebration at ACP
As part of World Environment Day celebrations drawing and speech competition for School children and Quiz for employees and workers were organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The theme of the competition was based on this year’s theme “Beat Plastic Pollution, Save Water”
JCP displayed CSR, Environment and Safety initiatives
To mark the occasion of World Environment Day, Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) put up a stall which displayed CSR, Environment and Safety initiatives under the guidance of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board in Khelgaon, Ranchi. The theme of the program was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and the event was representative by Abhishek Pal, Manager – Safety JCP.
World Environment Day celebrated at ACP, JCP, CCP and SCP
World Environment day was celebrated at Arasmeta (ACP) Jojobera (JCP), Chittorgarh (CCP) and Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP). At JCP to mark the occasion tree plantation followed by cleanliness drive to remove plastic pollution was carried out by Manoj Agrawal, SVP – JCP. Whereas in SCP various events like gate meeting, quiz and plantation drive was organised. Both the plant managers laid stress on management of plastic waste both in plant and colony premises and reduction of water wastage. In CCP the day was celebrated by initiating planting of 1700 saplings on the road side along with tree-guard from Zero Point to CCP plant, a stretch of 3.5 km. The plantation work will be completed within a week. Even in ACP plantation drive was carried out at various places inside the plant as well as colony.
Good Practice: Removing the tension pulley of conveyor belt
The function of conveyor belt is important in Readymix plant as they are one of the most effective means of transporting bulk materials. For the smooth functioning of the plant it is vital that the conveyor belt works properly without any glitches. However, RMX Madhapar plant (Rajkot) was facing a problem of tension pulley damage of conveyor belt which resulted in frequent breakdowns. Due to this the plant has to take a shutdown of minimum half a day and total expenses incurred on replacement were Rs 30,000 to 35,000.
CCP conducted training on cardinal norms
Under reward and recognition system of Nuvoco, training on cardinal norms was organised at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) which was facilitated by Shailendra Yadav (AGM – Safety). In this training he explained all different violations under which an officer can be booked under cardinal norms and also the degree of severity. Altogether 35 employees attended the session.
CCP organised training on Nuvoco safety standards
A session on Nuvoco safety standards was organised at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) as refresher for employees who have join the company in last 1 to 1.5 years. In this training program Shailendra Yadav, (AGM Safety) gave a briefing on all standards which are to be followed. He also provided reading materials to all 30 participants who have to go through them for detail understanding.
JCP organised Acrophobia test
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) has started to conduct job specific medical checkup for the selected workmen who are engaged in Work At Height (WAH) jobs. In this process JCP is conducting Acrophobia test by qualified doctor. Workers climbed the WAH platform and health parameters were measured before and after workout and past medical history was analyzed by the doctor. All workmen selected for doing WAH has to go through this process.
SCP observed Swachhta Pakwada
Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) observed Swachhata Pakhwada at SCP Mines. Various awareness programs were organised on water conservation, cleanliness, oil and diesel conservation, health etc. all employees participated in cleanliness drive by cleaning the mines garage, oil and lubrication storage and rest shelters.
Good Practice: Increase in near miss reporting
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council defines near miss as an “unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so.” The fact sheet stresses that although near misses cause no immediate harm, they can precede events in which a loss or injury could occur.
CSM at ACP
Contractor Safety Management (CSM) is one of the important pillars of HSE. CSM ensures compliance of safety requirement by contractors while executing the job in reality. To ensure a safe working environment at plant, a CSM meet was organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) which was attended by all regular contractors of ACP. The meet started with tree plantation by plant head and contractors. During CSM meet, contractors and their supervisors shared their experience of safety and gave various suggestions for improvement of our safety system.
Training session on Risk Assessment
A training session on Standard Operating Process (SOP) – Field Level Risk Assessment – Permit To Work (PTW) – Risk Assessment – Safety documents has been organised at Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP). Under this training session 15 officers participated wherein the trainer shared good knowledge on Risk Assessment, PTW, and SOP of plant.
Rescuer training @ CCP
Rescue is an important aspect in plant for all kind of work, as it reduces the action response time during any incident. The rescuers team are identified and given special training both offsite and onsite at plant. They have special identification and are properly marked. This time training on safe practices conducted at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) which are to be followed during Working At Height (WAH) jobs and rescue technique to be adopted during the fall of person. Practical sessions were also conducted and total 14 contractor and Nuvoco employees took active participation in the activity.
VFL training session for PSM’s
Training On Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) was conducted for Plant Sales Managers (PSM) of RMX Kolkata area. The session shared techniques of effective VFL and engagement in an interactive manner. Participants were also given different situations where they had to act and do VFL with the person responsible. In the PRTA session the group was divided into 3 teams and was asked to list down PRTA guidelines and challenges in an innovative manner. Then they were taken to customer site for hands on training on customer site risk assessment. In the end the participants were briefed on plant operations and machineries which was an eye opener for most of the participants. The training was attended by 16 people.
Nuvoco awarded for Nil Observation of Fire, Safety and Electrical Audit
It was a proud moment for Nuvoco when it was awarded by DLF India for “Nil Observation of Fire Safety Audit” conducted by third party. The audit was conducted in 2017 for all stakeholders of the two premises of DLF in Kolkata. Auditors found no observations in terms of any fire safety measures that need to be implemented inside office premises of Nuvoco. Safety committee members of EOO were present to receive the award inside DLF 1 premises.
DRM Asansol division visited MCP
P.K Mishra, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Asansol division along with his senior officials visited Mejia Cement Plant (MCP). During their visit, plant’s Health, Safety and Environment presentation was shown to the visitors. The officials interacted with the plant management on different safety aspects of the plant and operation. They also discussed about plant railway operation and visited the plant safety induction centre, where they went through the models of plant operation and understood the same.
Training on HSE systems
Training on Health Safety and Environment (HSE) was conducted for system admins of RMX Kolkata Area. The participants were detailed with the Contractor Safety Management (CSM) assessment and risk assessment process. They were also briefed about the PRTA policy and environment compliances that need to be adhered while running a RMX plant. In the end the new Safety Tracking And Reporting System (STARS) developed for reporting of observations was also briefed to them. The training was attended by 13 people.
Training on EI and LOTOTO
Pyau Ghar at ACP
Looking at the soaring temperatures, a soft drink corner has been facilitated at packing plant for all workmen for free of cost. Counter is open daily from 11 am till 3 pm and provide refreshing soft drinks like Rashna and Lemonade to all workmen.
CCP organised training on first aid
An interactive training session on first aid and basic life support was conducted for employees and contract supervisors engaged in CPP/WHR projects at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP). The training focused on introduction to the basic principles of first aid and the DRABC formula; basic dressing and bandaging techniques, CPR and Do’s and Don’ts of first aid. Seven employees and 18 workmen attended the session.
BCP celebrated Fire Safety Week
Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) celebrated Fire Safety Week. Addressing the employees Ravindra Khamparia, AVP – BCP talked about the importance of fire safety in the plant and every worker should know how to operate fire hydrant and fire extinguishers. He urged the workmen to attend all the trainings on fire safety and motivate their family members as well to follow the same.
Fire fighting training at ACP
Fire fighting training sessions were conducted at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) during Fire Service Week celebrations. The sessions were aimed at increasing awareness on fire fighting among the employees. Live demo were shown on use of fire fighting equipments during the training sessions. The sessions were conducted by J. F. Rodrigues (Sr. Manager – Security).
Good Practice: Good Practice – Use of nylon rope for cutting grass
MCP organised mega health camp
Under Nuvoco’s Swasth Bharat program, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) organised a special health camp at Durlavpur village. The camp was attended by two specialists from Bankura Government Medical College. The camp started in the morning with patient registrations. People were diagnosed with various common but often neglected problems like hyper tension, skin disease, cold and cough and different types of water borne diseases. More than 196 patients attended the special health camp.
Training on confined space managementt
Jojobera Cement Plant ( JCP) organised a short training program on confined space management. To get the insight view of the subject matter, the trainer briefed about the check list of all permits and elimination of complacency. How to prepare reports of all entries/exists during confined space entry, continuously monitor the atmosphere using gas monitors etc. The training was attended by 30 contractor’s supervisors and ten Nuvoco officers.
Session on first aid and basic life support
An interactive training session on first aid and basic life support for employees was conducted at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP). Altogether 69 Nuvoco and Teamlese employees attended the session in three batches. The session started with introduction to principles of first aid with the DRABC formula, basic dressing and bandaging techniques, CPR basics and do’s and don’ts of first aid. .
Good Practice: Installation of silo filling cut off system
Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As a result, we sometimes forget how powerful and dangerous it can be. Electricity is a potent source of energy that powers lights, tools, machinery and many other devices necessary for our day-to-day work. If not handled properly electricity can also be a hazard causing injury or death. At Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) it was observed that in places where there was domestic power switches and sockets, workmen used to take power from there for running various devices and sometimes equipments.
Good Practice: Installation of silo filling cut off system
In Readymix when silo gets filled through bulker; at times it overflows and dust filter pipeline gets choked which leads to material wastage of one to two per cent of loaded materials. This wastage is directly proportional to volume of the respective plant. This dusting also leads to environmental concerns and challenges from neighbours. To handle this issue, RMX Tuticorin plant has devised a simple yet effective solution – a cut off system in silo.
Corporate HSE quiz at EOO
As part of HSE month celebration and keeping with the theme of ‘Engage & Energize’; Eastern Operation Office (EOO) Kolkata organised a quiz contest on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) amongst the clients of DLF – 1 to increase awareness towards HSE. It was one hour program which was held at the DLF – 1 campus and had four teams Nestle, Vodafone, Samsung and DLF. The quiz had total three rounds. Samsung and Vodafone were declared as the winner and runners up respectively. The winners and runners up were awarded trophies whereas the other two participating teams were given memento by Dr. Prabal Bandyopadhyay, Chief HSE. This is a new initiative taken by EOO team to engage and increase HSE awareness among corporate clients in the society.
ACP conducted various activities for HSE month
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) conducted various activities as of HSE month celebrations like safety quiz and Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) competition among employees and contractor’s. Training session on health and hygiene was organised for colony ladies. Session was delivered by Dr. Anshu Priya Lakra (Medical Officer) and covered topics on personal hygiene and food safety and hygiene. Also a Defensive Driving Training (DDT) program was conducted for transporters drivers.
CCP conducted CSM meet
Contractor Safety Meet (CSM) was organised at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) in which all contractor owners were invited along with CCP plant management team. In the meeting CSM Champion Amrendra Kumar (Sr. Manager Plant Inventory) shared the CSM status of all and had an open discussion. After that awards were given to best contractor in five different categories (Best PPE Compliance, Super Recognizer, Best on Tool Management, Proactive and Overall best and runners-up). Apart from this three Nuvoco Site Contractor Coordinator (NSCC) were also awarded for Most Engaged, Best NSCC as auditor and overall best NSCC.
Training on LSA @ CCP
To strengthen logistic safety a detailed session was organised for Nuvoco employees and contract workmen supervisors on Logistic Safety Advisory (LSA). The session was conducted by LSA Champion Rahul Diweker who briefed the candidates about points one should look in trucks, bulkers, dumpers and other moving vehicles. Also what precautions one should take while moving around them. It was a very interactive session and participants took utmost advantage of it. Altogether 49 employees and supervisors attended the session.
Sales and Marketing team conducted various events for HSE month
In line with the HSE month celebrations and ‘Engage & Energize’ theme, Chattisgarh Sales and Marketing team (Cement) conducted various activities involving the dealers, retailers and local public at large. To engage with the people in the town morning health checkup camp and blood donation camp was conducted. The health camp was attended by more than 100 people and it also included blood pressure test, weights along with fasting blood sugar. The blood donation was conducted in association with Model Blood Bank, Raipur and total 101 units were donated. Apart from this electrical audit, Defensive Driving Training, onsite engagements were also conducted.
Contractor health checkup
Customer Service and Sales team of Palwal (Faridabad) conducted health checkup camp in association with Drishti Eye Care hospital, Palwal. Almost 90 contractors with spouses attended the event where four expert medical teams from the hospital conducted medical tests like eye checkup / Blood Pressure / Sugar etc. Local dealers also took active participation and appreciated the initiative taken by Nuvoco.
HSE month closing held across plants
HSE month closing ceremony was held across Arasmeta (ACP), Chittorgarh (CCP) and Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP). Nukkad Natak and safety skit was performed by plant management committee members and professionals respectively. At CCP in-house cultural program comprising of drama and songs was organised. Prize distribution to the winners of different competitions like essay, slogan, quiz, poster etc was also held. The plant managers appreciated the efforts and participation shown during the month and urged the employees to continue with the good work and build a safety culture with Zero harm.
MCP organised blood donation camp
As part of HSE month, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) organised blood donation camp in association with Bankura Medical College. Total 86 employees including contract workmen and employees voluntarily participated in the camp. A memento was given to the medical staffs of Bankura Medical College, for their efforts in conducting the camp.
MCP organised quiz competition
In line with HSE month celebrations, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) organised a quiz competition on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The aim was to stimulate the HSE awareness amongst the contract workmen and further develop the safety culture and behaviour among them. The quiz competition was held in different locations of the plant. There was an overwhelming participation from the workmen. Each winner was awarded with a testimony.
Home and kitchen safety program
As part of HSE month celebrations, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) organised a home and kitchen safety training for village women. More than 200 village women attended the training. Different videos on home and kitchen safety were shown to the women. The trainer delivered a lecture on fire safety and explained the various types of fires and the methods of extinguishing them. The fire safety training also touched upon the important aspect of people behavior during a fire emergency and the role of fire wardens / Emergency Response Team members during such situations.
RMX Pune conducted CSAP
To create safety awareness amongst site team, RMX Pune team conducted Customer Safety Awareness Program (CSAP) at Ratnarup Project Pvt. Ltd. (RPPL). Some of the topics covered were Working At Height (WAH), risk assessment and importance of PPE. Altogether 107 members attended the program and the customer was very happy with the information that was exchanged.
Awareness program on water conservation
In view of HSE month celebrations, an awareness program on water conservation followed by an interactive quiz on environment was organised for Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) colony ladies. In this program information on availability of fresh water, water pollution, need for water conservation and small tips on water conservation was shared.
Good Practice: Taking Loader Air Drain Valve Outside
In Readymix business wheel loaders are used for feeding the raw materials to the hopper through the Aggregate conveyors. A standard checklist was provided to the operator to check the loader daily before starting the machine. One of the activities in the check list was draining the air and water from the air tank which is located below the loader rear side. For carrying out this activity the operator has to go under the loader to pull the drain valve. In this process ergonomics hazard are there as well as approaching the valve was very difficult and not as per safety standard.
ACP and JCP Celebrated National Safety Day
National Safety Day was celebrated at Arasmeta (ACP) and Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP). The celebrations included welcome speech, flag hosting by Plant Manager, PMC members and union representatives and oath by all employees. At ACP nukkad natak was performed by production team based on HSE month theme “Engage & Energize”.
BCP Organised Basic Life Support Training at ACP
As part of HSE month celebrations, Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) organised basic life support training at Government Boys School. An emergency response team from Government Hospital Charkhi Dadri, was invited for imparting BLS training. The team shared knowledge with the students on how they can save a life who is critically injured in any accident, caught with fire, drowned out etc.
Training on VFL Conducted for Officers’ at ACP
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) conducted training session on Visual Felt Leadership (VFL) and engagement for officers. The program discussed VFL as a management action that lead people at all levels to understand and “feel” their leaders’ high standards, and accept their strong commitment to safety as being genuine for improving of HSE culture through VFL. The principals of VFL was also communicated like be visual to the organisation, be relentless about time with people, recognise self role, develop behaviour towards safety, maintain a self safety focus, continuous emphasis and clarity around safety expectations and show a passion for ZERO injuries, illnesses, and incidents.
CCP Organised WAH Rescue Training
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised Working at Height (WAH) rescue training which was facilitated by Karam Training Company on safe practices to be followed during WAH jobs and rescue technique to be adopted in case any person fall. Practical sessions were also conducted and people took active participation in the activity. Altogether 58 contract workmen participated.
Family Engagement Program at EOO
As part of ongoing HSE month celebration, keeping “Engage & Energize” as the theme family engagement program was organised at Tollygunge Club, Kolkata. The program consisted of a first- aid training session by St. John’s Ambulance for employees, their spouses and children above twelve and drawing competition for children below twelve years. Practical demonstration on CPR, bandages for cuts and injuries, how to prevent choking etc and useful first aid tips were also shared by the faculty during the session. The program was concluded over lunch and gifts were also distributed to all the participants as a token of appreciation for their enthusiastic participatio.
JCP Organised Session on Home Safety and Ladies Health
As part of the ongoing safety month celebrations, Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised a very interactive and knowledgeable session on home safety for all Nuvoco officer’s spouses. The session on home safety was conducted through audio/video mode to make the participants understand the different kind of hazards/risk in day to day life and also how to be minimize the risks. The second session was taken by Dr Urvashi Priya. She discussed about the common health problems which a lady may have at any phase of her life. She also had one to one discussion which the participants thus making the session very interactive and useful.
Refresher Training on VFL And Engage & Energize
Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organised a one day training refresher program on Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) and Engage & Energize. The training aimed at providing insight knowledge on how to do effective VFL at shop floor and how one can engage and energize the workforce. The participants also went through live demo of STAR safety system and also filled up one engagement each. The training was attended by PMC members, their teams.
Mumbai HO Organised Activities for HSE Month
As part of HSE month celebrations, Mumbai HO conducted blood donation camp and HSE quiz for all the employees. The blood donation camp was conducted in association with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandir Hospital and 18 employees participated in this noble cause. For HSE quiz 25 employees participated out of which five employees were adjudged as winners.
Engage & Energize Session Conducted in Chennai Business
HSE month celebration of Engage & Energize program was conducted in Chennai RMX Business to instill the importance of safety among the employees. RMX EXCOM and OPSCOM members Aaftab Irani, Head – Operations; Muralidharan N.G, Head – Quality; Munmun Dandona, Head – Projects and Supriya Samant, Head – SCM Engaged with Chennai office and business team members. Later the team gave away the hand band as a commitment for Engage & Energize.
Good Practice: Eliminating dust emission
In concrete plants one of the biggest problems is emission of dust. During unloading of cement or fly ash more dust is blown in the air from dust collector exhaust. In the short term, exposure to high levels of cement dust irritates the nose and throat. Longer term exposure could lead to occupational asthma. In Nuvoco lot of thrust is given to environment and keeping in mind the environmental impact of this dust, RMX Baddi plant team has made arrangement through a pipe for collecting the dust in closed drum which is filled with some water for arresting the dust.
Training Session on LPG Safety at ACP
On the occasion of HSE month celebrations training session was organized for colony ladies of Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) on LPG safety. The training was delivered by Anunay Tiwari (Manager – Safety) at Staff club. The session explained the safety concepts through classroom training and practical demonstration. The session helped the participants to get awareness on various hazards related to LPG.
BCP Conducted Basic Life Support training
As part of HSE Month celebrations, Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) conducted Basic Life Support training for officers. An emergency response team from Government Hospital Charkhi Dadri was invited for imparting the training.
Quiz Competition for Officers at ACP
HSE quiz competitions were organised for officers at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The competition gave opportunity to participants for assessing their awareness on HSE. Question on HSE topics were asked to assess the participants.
Training Session on Risk Assessment
Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) conducted training session on risk assessment for employees and contractor employees. The session covered basic elements of risk assessment, what are the different types of risk associated at ACP, risk matrix (severity and probability), field level risk assessment and five steps of risk assessment.
Fire Risk Identification drive @ CCP
On occasion of HSE month 2018 a fire risk identification drive was carried out at all location of Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) plant. It initiative was driven by safety department and area owners in which all officers and workmen participated. A total of 110 prospective fire risk areas under medium and low intensity were identified. Raghvendrarao Jahagirdar (VP – CCP) instructed the team to resolve the risks as soon as possible.
Road and Household Safety Awareness Session
An awareness session on road and household safety was organised by Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) for students and staff of Secondary School, Sita Ram Ji ka khera. The session was taken by PMC members and focussed on information related to safe behaviour one should have at school and home. Altogether 65 students and five staffs attended the program.
CCP conducted training on WAH
Working at Height (WAH) session was given by WAH champion Ajeet Singh at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) in which 100 employees participated. He talked about the precautions that have to be taken while working at height, anchoring point importance and importance of WAH attender was explained in a great interactive session with workmen.
RMX Vijayawada Team Conducted CSAP
Customer Safety Awareness Program (CSAP) was held at Amara Raja Infra Pvt. Ltd., Vijayawada. The program was attended by around 120 customer site engineers, their safety team along with the contractor staff and labours. The topics covered were regular safe work practices and Work at Height and fire fighting. The client team appreciated the initiative and encouraged more such events.
SCP Organised Blood Donation camp
As part of annual Health Safety & Environment (HSE) Month celebrations; Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) organized blood donation camp at SCP in association with the Indian Red Cross Society, Raipur. More than 350 employees; including contractual workers, truck drivers, colony ladies and people from nearby villages voluntarily participated in the programme and donated 350 units of blood.
Good Practice: Achieving Zero speed violation
Road transport in India is very popular for various reasons, but the conditions of the Indian roads are very poor and deplorable. The rate of road-accidents and fatality in the country is very high. Pressure on roads has been on increase and the number of vehicles is increasing by leaps and bounds. With the goal of maintaining Zero harm as a company, it is important that adequate measures are taken. Mysore market is spread over a large area and if concrete is supplied at Taluka places the distance is 40 to 50 kms. There are some regular clients like Suroj Buildcon / Tejas superstructure which are situated 40 kms away from plant.
ACP organised drawing competition
As part of HSE month celebrations, Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) organised a drawing competition at Shri Kailashpat Singhania Higher Secondary School sports complex hall. Nearly 500 school children participated in inter-class drawing competition. The competition was conducted for both junior and primary students (Class I to IX). The theme of the competition was based on HSE month theme “Engage & Energize”.
CCP organised confined space session
Confined space awareness session was organised in Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) by confined space champion Manish Vadher. Two batches were conducted which was attended by 159 employees (68 employees and 91 contractor employees). Importance of all checkpoints in permit was explained through a great interactive session with the workmen.
Training session on STARS at ACP
Training session on STARS (SHE Tracking Analysis and Reporting System) was organised for officers at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). Session was delivered by Brij Bihari Sarda (Sr. Manager – IT) and Anunaya Tiwari (Manager – Safety). The session focussed on the effective use of the new system. The session covered in detail reporting of engagements, unsafe condition, unsafe act, near miss and incident reporting. Live demonstrations and test examples were given for better understanding of the system.
CCP organised LOTOTO training
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised a LOTOTO session by LOTOTO champion Mukesh Vashistha. Altogether 39 employees attended the training.
Training session on health and hygiene
Training session on health and hygiene was organised for canteen staffs and office boys at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). Session was delivered by Dr. Anshu Priya Lakra (Medical Officer). The session covered topics on personal hygiene and food safety & hygiene.
CCP organised road and household safety awareness session
An awareness session on road and household safety was organised by Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) for students and staff of Senior Secondary School, Bhawaliya. The session was conducted by PMC members of CCP. In the program information related to safe behaviour at school and home was discussed with students. Also road safety signs were also explained to students. Altogether 253 students and 14 staffs attended the training.
CDIC conducted Engage & Energize workshop
As part of HSE month celebrations and to reinforce the theme of Engage & Energize, Construction Development and Innovation Center (CDIC) conducted a workshop focusing on activities like breathing exercises, yoga and meditation. Altogether 25 employees participated in the program and found it very refreshing.
JCP organized blood donation camp
As part of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) month, Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) organized blood donation camp at JCP administrative building conference hall in association with the Indian Red Cross Society, Jamshedpur and Jamshedpur Blood Bank. Altogether 263 units of blood were donated which is higher compared to last year’s collection.
Safety Month celebrations at SCP
On the occasion of ongoing Safety Month celebrations Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) organised Road Safety Awareness program with drivers, helpers, transport supervisor and security in truck parking yard. In another initiative discussion on road circulation plan and plant safety for all transport supervisors, shift in-charge and packing plant workers was also conducted followed by a talk on how to improve it. Defensive Driving Training (DDT) was also conducted in which both employees and contractor employees took part. The training was attended by approximately 32 employees.
CCP organised confined space sessiGood Practice: Use of crash helmet and full body lather apron during Ball Mill liner replacement
A ball mill is a type of grinder used to grind and blend materials. The ball mill is a key piece of equipment for grinding crushed materials, and it is widely used in production lines for powders such as cement. Although highly efficient, the ball mills can be extremely dangerous machines if not operated properly. Therefore, the operators need to follow essential safety and maintenance tips.
First aid training at RMX Dankuni plant
Two day first aid training was organised for Kolkata Readymix team at Dankuni plant. The training was facilitated by St. Johns Ambulance, Kolkata and covered all important topics on basic first aid. Altogether 21 people participated and the program was organised by East HR team with the support of Dankuni team.
Good Practice: Rewarding workforce on “Best Safety Performance” during ACP Kiln shutdown
Praise and recognition are essential to an outstanding workplace. People want to be respected and valued by others for their contribution. Taking this thought forward Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) rewarded their team for ‘Best Safety Performance’ during kiln shutdown. Cement kilns are used for manufacturing of cement, in which calcium carbonate reacts with silica-bearing minerals to form a mixture of calcium silicates. Over a billion tons of cement is made per year, and cement kilns are the heart of this production process: their capacity usually defines the capacity of the cement plant.
Nuvoco and Jadavpur University launch a 3-Semester DISEM
Nuvoco and The School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University (JU) have collaborated to introduce a 3 Semester Diploma course in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management (DISEM). Introduction of this Diploma Course will surely try to meet the growing needs of HSE personnel in industrial and manufacturing organization which is also a statutory requirement as per the Factories Act 1948 and subsequent changes thereafter. The course was inaugurated at the main campus of JU by Prof. P. K. Ghosh, Pro Vice Chancellor, JU; Dr. Prabal Bandyopadhyay, Chief of Health, Safety and Environment, Nuvoco Vistas; Prof. Samita Sen, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies Law and Management, JU; Ms. Madhumita Basu, Chief of Sales, Marketing & Innovation, Nuvoco; and Mr. Sunil Mahajan, Chief of Manufacturing & SCM, Nuvoco; along with other eminent dignitaries.
BCP conducted health checkup camp
Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP), organised health check up camp for drivers and other stake holders. Around 96 drivers and other stakeholders went through the medical examination which was facilitated by Dr. Shree Kumar and team from Shree Hospital.
BCP organised road safety awareness program
As part of road safety month celebration, Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) organised road safety awareness program and quiz at Government boys school, Chirya. Approximately 70 students and staff members participated in this drive and the efforts were appreciated by the school principal and local villagers.
CCP organised tree plantation
In accordance with Health Safety and Environment (HSE) month celebration tree plantation was done in front of Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) premises and CCR building. All the PMC members along with their team planted a tree showing their commitment towards a greener and healthier work zone.
MCP organised fire safety awareness program in school
Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) organised fire safety training for school children, mid day meal cooking staffs and teachers at Deuli Primary School. The training was designed to create safety mind-set amongst the participants and emphasize on simple yet effective fire safety practices. The participants learnt about the root causes of fire occurrence, fire prevention practices, dealing with different classes of fire and using portable fire extinguishers to fight small fires. The fire safety training also touched upon the important aspect of people behavior during a fire emergency and the role of fire wardens / emergency response team members during such situations. MCP also donated a fire extinguisher to the school.
Safety Month inaugurated in cement plants
Arasmeta (ACP), Chittorgarh (CCP) and Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) inaugurated Safety Month by hoisting safety flag and releasing balloons. Different programs have been planned for the month to emphasize on the theme of “Engage & Energize”. In ACP the production team performed a nukkad natak based on the theme.
Good Practice: Creating Awareness to Increase Near Miss Reporting
The health and safety of our stakeholders and customers are of utmost importance. Taking care of our environment and maintaining a balance is also an important part of our values and vision. From labourers to employees to our customers and the environment, the safety of all these elements is taken under consideration under all circumstances and situations. One of the vital parameters to maintain safety in and around workplace is to report near misses. Research has shown that serious accidents or loss incidents are often preceded by warnings or near miss incidents where an injury, damage or loss was very near. Recognizing and reporting these events can significantly improve workplace safety.
Interactive Session on First aid
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) team organised an interactive session focused on road safety and first aid for all the ladies (family members of employees) at the Community Hall. The session involved basic first aid training with demonstration of bandaging techniques and awareness about what to keep in a first aid box of any vehicle and at home and the specific use of each item. 18 ladies and 6 kids attended the session which was conducted by Dr Abhinav Atul (Resident Medical Officer, CCP).
H&S Orientation Training
Five day Health and Safety orientation training program was organised at EOO. The objective of the training was to introduce new, inexperienced, transferred and returning employees to a safe and healthy workplace. The training is specifically designed to quickly orient new joiners to Nuvoco’s H&S practices thereby reducing transition period. Altogether 15 participants from various locations attended the training which was facilitated by Bimal Ghosh, Head H&S Cement. The training was organised in collaboration with Industrial and Captive power Plant Project and training Departments. The event concluded with testimonies and formal feedback from the participants.
MCP Celebrated Road Safety Month Closing Ceremony
Mejia Cemen Plant (MCP) celebrated closing ceremony of road safety month. On this occasion they called the school children to counsel and engage with the truck drivers for road and driver safety. This has given a very good impact and emotional connect. Stickers were also prepared which were distributed by school children to all drivers at material gate whole day. Stickers contain the basic road safety rules in Bengali language.
Good Practice: Implementing a Safety Training Matrix for New Joinees
‘Care’ is one of the defining values of Nuvoco. The health and safety of our stakeholders,
employees and customers are of utmost importance. It is a responsibility that everyone at
Nuvoco understands and takes seriously. Our aim at Nuvoco is ZERO Harm, and achieving
that goal should be every employee’s target. Taking a step towards this direction is
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP), which has developed a Safety Training Matrix
Implementation and Tracking Programme for new joinees.
MCP observes Road Safety Month
Mr. Amit Pidiha, Plant Manager – MCP, inaugurated Road Safety Month on 8th January
2018 in the presence of the PMC Members. In his inaugural address, he emphasised on
Road Safety being an integral part of Nuvoco’s Values. Consequently, the focus during this
month would be on creating awareness through various activities like Nukkad Natak,
Vehicle Checking and Inspection Training, Road Safety Slogan and Drawing competitions
at nearby schools. They would also organise specialised training by OEMs on vehicle
maintenance, tyres and battery health for drivers, workmen and Nuvoco officers, along with
mass engagement with drivers by the PMC members.
Good Practice: Implementing triple language site checklist
RMX Mysore plant was using standard format customer site checklist in English language. Whereas site supervisors are from different places and are not so familiar with English. For example if there is a hazard found on site they did not mention it in site checklist due to language problem as they are only comfortable with local languages. Since the site checklist is only in English language the site supervisors are not able to read and comprehend them easily.
No plastic campaign by ACP
No plastic campaign was organised at Parsada Higher Secondary School, Parsada Village by Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The message on discarding the use of plastics was given through Nukkad Natak by the school children. Approximately 110 students participated in the awareness campaign.
Nuvoco celebrated Swachhta Pakhwada
Swachhta Pakhwada was celebrated in Nuvoco by Arasmeta (ACP), Chittorgarh (CCP) and Sonadih (SCP) mines. During the fortnight long celebration various events were organised by these plants to create awareness on health, hygiene and environment in and around the mines area. Organised under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines and district authorities Swachhta Pakhwada is a special initiative of the Swachh Bharat Mission, which is aimed at mainstreaming sanitization and cleanliness across all departments and programmes of the Government. As part of the initiative CCP distributed 150 hygiene kits comprising of toothpaste, brush, soap, hair oil etc. to the labourers. Even the ladies club of all these plants actively took part in spreading the message of cleanliness and hygiene.
Inauguration of driver rest shelter at SCP
A newly constructed driver rest shelter was inaugurated at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) truck parking yard. New rest shelter has more space, better ventilation and entertainment facility as compared to the old one. It is equipped with more fans, television and resting benches for drivers.
Good Practice: Installing barricade around skip rope to eliminate the risk of falling
Skip rope which is used to pull the skip bucket in a batching plant holds a lot of importance as it moves the materials used in the production of concrete up and down. In that perspective skip rope, should be of good quality and lubricated frequently so that it functions without any glitches. However, while applying lubrication there is a risk with rolling objects. If a person is putting his hands into the skip rope to apply cardium compound and by accident somebody starts it then that person might lose his hands.
Eye camp organised at ACP
Eye check up camp was organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP) Occupational Health Centre. The camp was inaugurated by Sanjay Tyagi (VP – ACP). Around 180 employees including contract workers attended the camp.
Swachhta Pakhwada at Kirari Mines
Swachhta Pakhwada an initiative by Ministry of Mines, Central Government was started at Kirari mines, Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). This activity is aimed at increasing general awareness on health, hygiene and environment in and around the mine area. Locals from nearby villages also took part in the event. The initiative was inaugurated by Ritesh Kaimal (AGM – Mines) along with other members from the mines team.
BCP conducted acrophobia test
Bhiwani Cement Plant (BCP) organised Acrophobia test for all contract workmen whom are authorised to Work at Height (WAH). The Blood Pressure (BP) of all workers was taken before and after the test and analyzed whether they are fit for WAH. This will help to authorize right person for WAH, to maintain safety.
CCP organised various activities under Swachhata Pakhwada
As part of Swachhata Pakhwada organised under the aegis of the Indian Bureau of Mines, Ajmer region, Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) carried out plantation drive in various schools and mining area. Altogether 300 saplings were planted as part of this initiative. Additionally, the students took cleanliness oath to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation within the school premises.
Cleanliness drive in SCP colony
Under Swachhta Pakhwada, observed by Mines Ministry, Government of India organised from 16th to 31st December, 2017, Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) took an initiative of cleaning the colony. All colony residents came together and cleaned different areas of the colony. Not only adults but children also actively took part in the cleanliness drive.
Good Practice: Extending gear shaft for easy movement of conveyor chute
RMX Haripar plant (Rajkot) was facing a problem wherein the conveyor rotating chute motor frequently breaks down due to spillage of sand and dust on it. As a result manual rotating operation of chute was carried out, which posed slip and fall hazard risk when any person go inside the compartment bin gratings for rotating the chute. These circumstances also increase the maintenance cost thereby affecting productivity and efficiency of the plant.
CCP conducted training on use of rescue stretcher
As a part of emergency preparedness, a training session was conducted for ambulance drivers, fire-fighting team and security personnel at Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP). The objective of this training was to create awareness and demonstration on the use of rescue stretcher. Rescue stretcher can be used to safely evacuate an incapacitated person from an inaccessible place, where normal stretchers cannot be used.
CCP Mines inaugurated Swachhata Pakhwada
Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) launched Swachhata Pakhwada at Arniya Joshi and Sitaram Ji Ka Khera Limestone Mines. The programme will be celebrated in the surrounding areas of CCP mines from 16th December to 31st December 2017, and will encompass awareness campaigns on general and mines cleanliness, hazards of open defecation, and also have a tree plantation drive. Organised under the aegis of the Indian Bureau of Mines, Ajmer region; Swachhta Pakhwada is a special initiative of the Swachh Bharat Mission, which is aimed at mainstreaming sanitization and cleanliness across all departments and programmes of the Government.
VFL training conducted for RMX Kolkata Area
A Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) session for the plant managers of the Kolkata area including HSE Manager, ASCO, Area P&M In charge and Zonal HR Manager was conducted by Shuvendu Basu, AVP HSE (RMX and Aggregates) and Sandeep Yadav, Business Manager. The session talked about the techniques of effective and engaging VFL. Participants were also briefed on the recent incidents and how these could have been averted through effective engagement at ground level. Lastly the participants were taken to field for hands on VFL training where they interacted with plant employees. Altogether 30 employees participated.
BLS training @SCP
Basic life support (BLS) training was organised at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) for plant rescue operators, critical care ambulance staff, hospital staff and first aiders. The training was conducted by Critical Care faculty of Ramkrishna Care Hospital, Raipur. It was very important to know the level of medical care that is required to be given to victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be treated with full medical care at a hospital. Around 55 employees participated.
Good Practice: Elimination of WAH and reduction in water consumption
Every time the Transit Mixer (TM) goes for any delivery it has to be washed before another concrete can be loaded. To wash the TM’s lot of water is consumed which result in wasting of water. Simultaneously it takes a lot of time to refill the water in TM water storage tank. Additionally to wash the mixture drum the TM driver climbs through TM access ladder and there is a potential falling hazard.
Mines Safety week celebrated at SCP
Mines Safety week celebration started at Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) under the aegis of Director General of Mines Safety (DGMS). On this occasion a “suraksha rath” was flagged of by SCP Mines Head Nitesh Raghuwanshi with a message to exercise zero tolerance towards unsafe acts. This safety van went to nearby villages and school to spread message on road, home and fire safety.
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.