• Safety is line manager's responsibility.
  • All injuries are preventable.
  • Felt concern and care for employees' health & safety round the clock.
  • Working safely is condition of employment.
  • Safety training is essential to improve competency to work safely.
  • Recognizing hazards, fixing of required Engineering & Administrative control measures is the direction towards maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Adherence to Risk assessment, safe work procedure, check list, work permit and use of required PPEs prevents accident.
  • Personal Protective Equipment is the last layer of control measure.
  • Rewarding for remarkable contribution on safety and reprimanding violations will improves safety culture.

Managing Director - Occupier of the company declares the Safety & Health Policy statement. The senior management of TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited demonstrates leadership and commitment through active participation in safety and by setting personal example & action. Sr. Management participates in Safety meetings, conduct safety observations to identify & rectify at-risk behaviours on the part of the workers and to encourage a positive attitude towards Safety.

Walk down by Senior Management: Apex Safety Council members including chairman of the committee - the Management Director walk down on regular basis to various shops. They observe the at-risk behaviours at the shop floor and immediately intervene to rectify the same.

It helps in implementing the safety management’s decisions. They give lot of suggestions and ideas because they are the people ultimately in the field. They are also involved in all the discussions to take suggestions & ideas from them thereby they feel their importance in the safety activities. This involvement of employees motivate further.

Employees Participation in Safety Management:
A Apex Safety Council (ASC) Objective:- To give directions and formulate Company's overall safety Policy and review implementation effectiveness. ASC is being chaired by MD & meeting frequency is at least once in a quarter.
B ASSC (Training & Communication) Objective:- To develop design & impart training programmes and communications related to SHE. This committee is being chaired by VP (HR, Safety & Env.) & meeting frequency is at least once in every two months.
C ASSC (Safety Standards) Objective:- To develop documents on safety standards on different critical / key processes & activities. This committee is being chaired by Sr. GM (Maintenance & Proj.) & meeting frequency is at least once in every two months.
D ASSC (Cont. Mgt., Rail, Road, Logistics) Objective:- To formulate procedure, guidelines etc. in the areas of Contractor Management and Road & Rail logistics. This committee is being chaired by VP (Supply Chain Management) & meeting frequency is at least once in every two months.
E ASSC (Incident Invest. & Audit, Obs.) Objective:- To formulate plan, guidelines, procedure for understanding incident investigation and making safety audit & observations. This committee is being chaired by VP (Belpahar Production) & meeting frequency is at least once in every two months.
F Plant Safety Implementation Committee (PSIC) Objective:- To implement policies, procedures, guidelines related to SHE & ensure compliance including statutory requirements. To identify and mitigate risks. This meeting is conducted once in a month and chaired by Sr. VP(O). This committee consists of equal number of workmen representatives & management representatives. Safety issues are discussed in connection with accidents / incidents, housekeeping, unsafe conditions & acts, other survey status, medical check-ups, statutory compliances, any improvements. The minute is circulated to all the concerned personnel in the departments, for the execution & implementation of the decision of the safety committee within a stipulated time period. This is again reviewed in the next meeting till the jobs are complied.
G Departmental Safety Committee (DSC) Objective:- To implement policies, procedures, guidelines related to SHE. To identify and mitigate process safety hazards / incidents / near miss etc. To comply to statutory requirements. This meeting is conducted once in every month at department level which is chaired by respective HOD's involving shop floor level employees. Any unresolved points raised at department level are discussed in Apex committee meeting & the issues are solved.
H Jt. Departmental Council (JDC) This meeting is conducted once in every month at department level which is chaired by respective HOD's involving shop floor level employees. In this platform apart from safety & welfare, other issues related to productivity, CD activities, HR etc. are discussed.
I Contractors Safety Meeting As a practice this meeting is conducted at least once in every quarter which is chaired by Sr. GM (MMD) for discussing safety issues w.r.t. the contractor’s working scope.

TRL Krosaki Ltd. has created world class training facilities for training and development of all its stake holders.

J J Irani Centre for Learning: A state of the art Training Institute named J J Irani Centre for Learning has been considered as the Best Training Institute among all Refractories industries in India & in the state of Odisha. This institute has air conditioned class rooms equipped with all modern training gadgets like LCD, Computers, laptops, Flip Charts, etc.

The learning center organizes class room training, workshops, conferences, etc. on Technical , Managerial, Behavioural, Safety, Health and Environment programs for the employees, contract workers, contractors, customers and other stakeholders.

In addition to class room training the learning and development department organizes, shop floor awareness programs in association with Safety Management Department.

Orientation training is administered to all new employees prior to the initial work assignment. The orientation training includes all required safety & health information as well as job and site training.

Training modules are developed by competent professionals keeping in view of the activities, related hazards, incidents and statutory requirements. The orientation and subsequent training sessions includes, but not be limited to the following:

  • Induction safety training
  • Firefighting
  • Welding & gas cutting
  • Working at height
  • Working in confined space
  • Positive isolation
  • Emergency preparedness plan
  • First aid
  • Employees action in improving safety
  • Usage of PPEs
  • Health & life style management
  • Ergonomics
  • Electrical Safety
  • Road safety
  • Rescue operation
  • Workshop of HIRA
  • Dust hazard and preventive measures
  • Role of contractor supervisors
  • Role of contractors
  • Role of transporters
  • Crane safety
  • Safety in gas cylinder handling, etc.

We have made annual safety training calendar and training programs are conducted accordingly.

Note: No gate pass is issued to contract workers unless he has undergone safety induction training, medical checkup & HR clearances.

Hazards associated in activities are identified, risk assessed and required control measures fixed to reduce the risk level to as low as practically possible. All identified hazards are fixed with adequate control measures.

When hazards cannot be eliminated, they will be effectively controlled by engineering, administrative procedures, work practices, personal protective equipment or any suitable combination of these measures.

Engineering controls include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Isolation of the hazard.
  • Timely warning
  • Interlocks & guards.
  • Preventive maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

Administrative procedures include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Written programs to establish administrative guidelines for safe work practices.
  • Established and implemented work instructions / safe work procedures and rules.
  • Careful planning and performance of each assigned job, duty, or task.
  • Reduction in duration of exposure to hazards.
  • Adherence to safety and health rules and procedures.

Required personal protective equipment are used as the last barrier to control hazards. Personal protective equipment are issued to the employees and are trained to use.

HAZOP (Hazard Operability) study has been conducted for selective critical processes / equipment's involving concerned shop floor officers & workers. This assess potential hazards of mal-operation or mal-function of individual equipment or new process operation, caused because of derivation from the design intentions and their consequential effects on the process as a whole.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) & Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMP) are prepared thru' HIRA for safe operation and maintenance. Work procedures, Do's / Dont's are also displayed at displayed near the workplace. Training on work procedure is mandatory before being deployed in job. Time to time training is imparted to concerned shop floor people. MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is available for all hazardous substances & displayed at the site.

Permit to work system, positive energy isolation system (LOTO) are being followed. Hazardous jobs like hot work, working at height, confined space, gas line, electrical job, etc are considered under the purview.

Regular audits & inspections are conducted to identify existing and potential hazards in the plant. Corrective & preventive actions are taken accordingly to mitigate those hazards. Reports are forwarded to management for appraisal & review.

Self-inspections covers the entire plant. Inspection checklists are developed for specific operation / activities. Employees are maintaining the checklist system. Management allocates adequate time and resources to perform the inspection. Shift In-charges review the inspection checklists and takes required corrective & preventive action.

Annual audit plan is prepared for the plant considering the critical activities, vital installations & machineries.

PARTICULARS FREQUENCY REMARKS
Housekeeping survey Monthly Any abnormality observed during
Vital Installations Quarterly inspection / audit / survey is immediately
Fire hydrant system Monthly intimated to concerned HOD's for
Illumination Bi-monthly required corrective & preventive
Mobile equipment & Fork lifts Monthly measures. Status is being reviewed in
Cranes & lifting machines Quarterly respective safety committees.
Conveyor belts Quarterly  
Welding & gas cutting Quarterly  
Fire Extinguishers Quarterly  
Pressure vessels Half yearly  
Road safety & speed monitoring Monthly  
Behaviour Observation by Trained Observers:

Employees are trained to observe at-risk behaviours of workers in their departments. They intervene to rectify at-risk behaviours immediately when it is observed. Observations made by the observers are reviewed in the Department Safety Committee meeting.

Reporting of Hazards by Employees:

Employees are trained to recognize hazards prevailing at the workplace which can affect their health & safety. All employees are required to report hazards and unsafe conditions existing at the workplace and he/she will take prompt and appropriate action for immediate correction or to inform the right person to take corrective action.

Status of all reported hazards are reviewed by respective HODs during their Departmental Safety Committee meeting.

We have On-site Emergency Plan approved by Dir. (Factories & Boilers) Govt. of Odisha. This contains the main following elements.

  • Inventory of hazardous substances
  • Most credible hazard scenario
  • Emergency command structure
  • Roles of key persons
  • Details of facilities available to combat emergencies
  • Assembly point & siren codes during emergencies
  • Contact numbers of key persons
  • Mutual aid partners
  • Emergency control room & facilities available, etc.

Emergency accident scenarios have been identified and mitigation measures fixed. We are conducting mock drills regularly to strengthen our emergency preparedness in presence of statutory authorities & representatives from nearby industries. Apart from this, we also conduct fire drills in selective areas inside plant to involve shop floor level employees to enhance their awareness & responsibilities at the time of emergencies

All incidents such as near misses, first aid cases, reportable & dangerous occurrences are reported thru' specified formats. All incidents are investigated by a team of employees including workers & officers to find out the root cause. Remedial measures suggested by the team gets implemented within stipulated time period. All these incidents are discussed in different forums of safety meetings & shop floor safety talks. The purpose of investigation & implementation of findings are to prevent recurrence of similar incidents in the organization.

It plays a very vital role & important function of any management. The communication towards safety is more effective at TRL Krosaki through safety meetings, safety talks, mass meetings, display of posters & banners, distribution of booklets & leaflets, display of warning signs / SOPs / Do's & Don'ts, sms thru' mobile, practical demonstration, training program, mass awareness program, e-mails, audio visual aids, safety theme of the month, etc.

In order to promote safety we organize various programs during National Road Safety Week, National Safety Week, Fire Service Day, World Environment Day, Chemical Disaster Prevention day, etc. Various competitions like slogans, posters, essay, quiz, elocution, tool box talk, first aid, safe work procedure, etc are conducted.

Safety campaigns like Safe Place to Work, Safety Starts from Home, Safety Theme of the Month are being conducted to strengthen safety culture in the organization. Both regular & contract workers participate in the programs.

We are awarding the safety conscious workers at different forums like monthly mass meetings, Road Safety Week, National Safety Week, etc. During Safety Theme of the month, winners of quiz competitions are being awarded. Employees are also being awarded for their suggestions for improving safety in our company.

Based on the overall safety performance one shop is awarded with shield & cash every year as 'Safe Shop of the Year".

We have a system of reprimand that is applicable in case of violation of safety and health policy, procedures or rules of the company. This tool to ensure enforcement of the rules and procedures established by this Accident Prevention Plan to promote a safe and healthy working environment.

The reprimand system applies to all employees & contractors of this company.

Pain is the most undesirable element in life. Accident gives pain, so is the most undesirable element for any organization and individual. At TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd. we believe to work safely is right of the worker & we endeavor to provide a safe workplace to all.

Nothing is more important than life. Safety brings sustainability & improves quality of life.

Engineering solutions are provided. Risk in operation assessed & adequate control mechanism is fixed. We are endeavoring improving human behavior in safety.

We are working towards being a world class company through "Benchmarking systems and practices."