Safety, Health and Environment
Our operations are subject to various central and state laws and regulations, including in respect of technical safety and environmental protection, pertaining to aspects such as restriction of air pollution and noise, discharge of waste products into soil or water above and below the ground and other occupational health and safety regulations.
The company believes that sustainable production is the cornerstone of our development and acts as a key driver for our future growth and prospects. We aim to comply with applicable health and safety regulations and other requirements in our operations and have adopted safety, health and environment policies and procedures that are aimed at complying with legislative requirements, requirements of our licenses, approvals, various certifications and ensuring the safety of our employees and the persons working at our facilities or under our management. We believe that accidents and occupational health hazards can be significantly reduced through a systematic analysis and control of risks and by taking all preventive measures, providing necessary facilities and continuous training to our management and employees. Thus, we strive towards integrating safety, health and environmental requirements within our business-planning and decision-making processes.
The company has invested in various pollution control devices and implemented various practices as part of its approach towards the preservation of our ecosystem. Further, we have set up a dedicated pollution control department at the steel and sponge iron manufacturing plants to monitor and ensure compliance with pollution control norms. This department is equipped with advanced pollution monitoring equipment such as high-volume samplers, stack monitoring kit and sound level meters, and is responsible for taking periodic readings at different locations in the plant, ensuring continuous and efficient operation of the pollution control equipment and liaising with government authorities on various environmental issues.
TSLP firmly considers the health and safety of its people, including the contract workers, core to its sustenance. A large investment is being made at our Steel facility for improving the safety & health standards, including regular awareness and training sessions to keep employees agile & alert. At the sponge iron manufacturing facility, the company has implemented integrated safety programmes, such as the DuPont safety requirements, positive isolation & tool box meetings, road safety training, firefighting training, reporting of near-miss cases and identification of unsafe acts and conditions, introduction of IT based safety management systems, pro-active identification of unsafe conditions and practices, among others. We have invested in setting up a laboratory and ambient air quality monitor systems (AAQMS) for monitoring dust and noise levels. Further, annual and periodical health check-ups of employees and contract workforce are undertaken as a preventive measure to diagnose occupational illnesses. Health awareness workshops and knowledge sharing sessions are conducted for raising general awareness among employees on health-related issues.