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  • Health promotion

    We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting physical, mental and social well-being of our employees.

    Besides the provision of adequate personal protective equipment, our focus also involves eliminating, reducing or isolating hazards wherever possible. The range of identified potential health hazards includes noise, vibration, hazardous substances, manual handling, driving and climatic conditions.

    Controlling hazards

    A programme has been introduced at all our European sites to identify, control and minimise potential health hazards. Machine isolation and immobilisation were the first two topics that were fully examined and documented in order to achieve a uniform and clear working procedure to prevent incidents.

    Health promotion

    The Zero Harm initiative that was started last year for all Tata Steel sites in Europe aims to raise awareness on key health and safety topics including campaigns on noise and asbestos.

    At our Trostre site in Wales, we were involved the Sir Gar Project, a pioneering cardiovascular screening project, in collaboration with the local NHS health board and Wales Public Health. The project identifies, within the workplace, those most at risk of cardiovascular disease an takes steps to help them. Our partnership with the local health trust has been awarded a prize for excellence in improving health and well being.

    To reduce health exposures at our IJmuiden site, we have been investing in structural measures to reduce and prevent exposure to emissions of diesel engines in enclosed areas. Diesel-driven equipment has been replaced where possible, and exhaust gases extracted while some vehicles have been equipped with filters.