Hindustan Zinc prioritizes safety inthe ‘Iconic Week’ celebration at Zawar Group of Mines

  • Workshop was conducted on the Safety Aspects of Machineries in Underground Metalliferous Mines
  •  Several safety training and development activities are offered by the company, including induction safety training, on-the-job safety training, Safety Town Halls, and Field Safety Audits
Hindustan Zinc celebrates Iconic Week along with DGMS
Hindustan Zinc celebrates Iconic Week along with DGMS

Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc, India’s largest and the world’s leading zinc-lead and silver producer, celebrated ‘Iconic Week’ – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – at Zawar Group of Mines under the aegis of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS). On Thursday, the company held a workshop on the topic of “Safety Aspects of Diesel Machineries in Underground Metalliferous Mines.The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Satish D. Chiddarwar, Deputy Director General of DGMS (Northern Zone), and Arun Misra, Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Zinc. Other special guests present in the event were Gujarat Ahmedabad DGMS representative Manish Pal, Surat DGMS Murlidhar Mishra, JP Verma, Zawar SBU Director Kishore Kumar, Labour Union General SecretaryLalu Ram Meena, Sarada Subdivision Officer Subhash Hemani, and many others. Officers and employees from various government organizations, business institutions, and industries were present in the workshop on the essential topic of underground mine safety. The guests inaugurated the museum containing relics from mining and production that used to happen 500 years ago.

The Government is celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), an initiative to honour India’s glorious history and unique diversity of language, culture, and people. It is being celebrated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment between 07th March 2022 to 13th March 2022, to build a movement that activates events envisioned to build community connect, increase social interaction, and discover India’s rich culture. Hindustan Zinc, a company that has emphasised safety since its inception, undertook the initiative to educate and emphasize on the safety aspects of Diesel Machineries in Underground Metalliferous Mines.

Mr Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc, stated at the ceremony, “Our unrelenting commitment on 3S – Safety, Sustainability, and Smart Mining – enables us to deliver exceptional results in the form of record volumes. Safety at Hindustan Zinc is driven by technology which helps in traffic management and reduce man-machine interaction. As we aid in nation development through strengthening and fortifying the infrastructure of the country, the emphasis on health and safety performance takes a more eminent place at Hindustan Zinc.”

Satish D. Chiddarwar, Dy. Director-General of Mine Safety (North and North-West zone) appreciated the efforts of Hindustan Zinc in the Iconic Week Celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.  He also expressed his thoughts on how mining is the cornerstone of the Indian economy and the potential it has towards increasing the GDP, creating employment opportunities and realizing India’s vision of a 5 trillion-dollar economy. He emphasized the importance of the mining sector in India’s next phase of the growth journey and encouraged women to be part of the mining industry and how the sector should work towards creating infrastructure support for the same.

Over the years, Hindustan Zinc has increased its attention to health and safety. The company has also implemented a number of unique safety measures that use digitalization, allowing it to scale up safety, operational efficiency, and digital standards. In addition, the company has India’s first-of-its-kind underground first aid station. The station is outfitted with modern medical equipment that can provide essential life-saving assistance in the event of an emergency. At its various operational locations, the company also conducts safety training and development programs, such as induction safety training, on-the-job safety training, Safety Town Halls, and Field Safety Audits.As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people through CSR interventions and are currently reaching out to 700,000 people.The company also provides employment opportunities to the rural and tribal people directly or indirectly and has a workforce of 25,000 people and aids in the development of the nation as well as the people around its business locations.

 

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