By Our Correspondent
BHUBANESWAR: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) received gold and silver awards at the ‘Odisha State Safety Conclave (OSSC) – 2019’ organised by Institute of Quality and Environment Management Services (IQEMS), Bhubaneswar in association with Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad and Odisha State Productivity Council at Bhubaneswar November 22-23. The awards named as ‘Kalinga Safety Awards’ was given away for various categories for best practices and competitive excellence in the field of health, safety and environment (HSE) for CY2018.
Sayang Bhuba Das, Senior Manager – Mechanical, Therubali; Lalatendu Mahapatra, GM – Mines; and Binoy Agarwalla, GM – PP Operations, Choudwar received the awards on behalf of IMFA Ltd. for different categories from Chief Guest P. K. Jena, IAS, Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Special Relief Commissioner & MD, OSDMA in the presence of Niranjan Sahu, IAS, Labour Commissioner and other dignitaries.
Delivering the speech on a topic “ safety & digitalization of mines “ at the function , Sanjeev Das , Senior VP, Head-Mining (BU), IMFA said ,” Our current strategy is to improve productivity by sweating existing assets, putting machine availability is the contract, demanding early replacement, but this can only go thus far & with Integration of geological data and optimization of drilling and blasting has held deeper understanding of resource base .
IMFA is unique from the quality perspective due to comprehensive ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification besides ISO 14001 Environment Management and ISO 18001 Occupational Health & Safety certification.
The conclave was supported by Ministry of Labour & Employment, GoI; Dept. of Labour & ESI, Govt of Odisha; QCI; IFE, UK and OSDMA. The theme for the OSSC-2019 was “Smart Safety-Economical Sustainability”. More than 200 delegates from major industries, mining and construction sectors attended the conference.