31st National Road Safety Week kicks off at Tata Steel

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Jamshedpur, Jan. 12: Tata Steel, as in previous years, kicked off the 31st Road Safety Week 2020 (January 11-17, 2020) celebrations across all its operating units.  Road Safety Week (RSW) is observed under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India every year.  The National Safety Council supplements the Government’s initiative by promoting Road Safety Campaigns across the country.

At Tata Steel, decentralized inauguration during the week at each department across the locations is being done. It will consist of mass meetings and roll out speech by HOD on importance of road safety with a commitment to Zero harm on road.

Following the plan, Safety Department also launched the Road Safety Week programme at departmental level on January 10.

The programme consisted of a welcome address, details of road safety statistics inside TSJ and information on plan of activities planned during the week by Amitabh Singh, Head, Safety, Road & Rail followed by Nukkad–Natak on Road Safety and on the spot quiz.

This was followed by address by Nitesh Raj, Assistant. Secretary Tata Workers Union who urged employees to take part in the events planned during the week.

Dinkar Ananda, Chief of Spares & Services & Alternate Chairman, Apex Road & Rail Sub – Committee addressed the gathering and mentioned about the initiatives being taken by Tata Steel to improve Road Safety.

Some key activities planned for the week are- special walk by Apex Road & Rail sub-committee members on various road stretches and rail network. Nukkad Natak on road safety theme near canteens and other common places. “Heavy Vehicle Check at Door Steps” – Inspection of Heavy at Department by central road safety along with EQMS personnel. Interaction Session of HV drivers and Mobile Crane Operators  with Sectional Head/ HOD  referring  fatigue hazard and high potential incidents in 2019. On line intranet Quiz on road safety for employees (15th ,16th and 17th Jan’20).

PATH (Peoples Association For Theatre) team performed a Nukkad Natak (Safety Skit) highlighting the road safety issues and incidents due to mobile phone usage while driving, Fatigue at night, Heavy vehicle safety, obeying traffic rules and safety behaviour. The team will perform Nukkad Natak across the Steel Works, all through the week.

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