The Iron & Steel industry is hazardous in nature and concerted efforts are needed by all the stakeholders to ensure safe working environment to the employees and also to prevent/ eliminate accidents.
Ministry of Steel undertook extensive interactions with the stakeholders from the steel industry, the industry associations and the academic institutions of repute to evolve a set of common minimum guidelines for safety which can act as a minimum safety benchmark for adoption by the Indian steel industry. To facilitate formulation of these guidelines, Ministry of Steel constituted a core team of experts in the form of a Working Group comprising experts from the stakeholders.
As an outcome of the valuable inputs & efforts of the stakeholders, twenty five safety guidelines for the Iron & Steel Sector have been formulated. These guidelines pertain to specific activities/ hazards faced by the Indian steel industry (both large & small). These guidelines have been uploaded in Ministry of Steel’s website and the stakeholders from the Indian steel Industry have been urged for adoption of these guidelines wholeheartedly.
These safety guidelines in the form of a book viz. “Safety Guidelines for the Iron & Steel Sector”, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Steel Minister on 17th February 2020. The copy of the book can be downloaded from the link given below: