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Indian Steel Ministry Releases Safety Codes for Iron & Steel Sector

Steel News - Published on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

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India’s Ministry of Steel has proposed to set up an Iron & Steel Safety Directorate to support various companies in different sectors of Steel Making in India in moving towards global best practices for safety and shift the current mindset from focus on production to safe production. As a way forward, MOS has constituted a working group to develop code of practices for both large & small producers & processors in the iron & steel sector.

These Safety Code aim to contribute towards
i. Protecting workers in the iron and steel industry from workplace hazards and to preventing work-related injuries and incidents
ii. Assisting and facilitating the improved management of occupational safety issues at the workplace
iii. Improving knowledge and competence
iv. Promoting the implementation and integration of consistent OSH management systems with a view to improving working conditions

The scope of work covers Safety Code in Iron and Steel sector which includes
a) Integrated steel plant (Plants having all range of activities from receiving of Raw material to dispatch of finished product including auxiliary facilities like power plant, oxygen plant etc)
b) Mini Steel Plant & Processing Units (Mini Blast Furnaces, Electric Arc Furnace, Induction furnace Sponge iron plant, Pellet Plants, Re-rollers, independent hot & cold rolling, galvanizing and tin plating units, Steel Foundry & Forge, Ferro Alloys Plant, Stainless & Alloy Steel Plant etc)
c) Project & Construction activities in steel industry

Safety Code for Iron & Steel Sector
Sl. NoDescriptionAnnexure
1Safety Code on Storage, handling & use of gas cylindersSC/01
2Safety Code for Working at HeightSC/02
3Safety Code for Working in a Confined SpaceSC/03
4Safety Code for Permit to Work(Operation & Maintenance)SC/04
5Safety Code for Illumination at workplaceSC/05
6Safety Code for Lance cuttingSC/06
7Safety Code for Gas cutting & Gas WeldingSC/07
8Safety Code for Arc Welding & Arc CuttingSC/08
9Safety Code for Equipment and Machinery guardingSC/09
10Safety Code for Hydraulic SystemSC/10
11Safety Code for BarricadingSC/11
12Safety Code for Demolition of Building and StructureSC/12
13Safety Code for Material handling (manual and mechanized) & storageSC/13
14Safety Code for work on Electric Overhead Travelling (EOT) CraneSC/14
15Safety Code for Electrical safetySC/15
16Safety Code for Fire SafetySC/16
17Safety Code during ExcavationSC/17
18Safety Code for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ManagementSC/18
19Safety Code on Operation and Maintenance of Conveyor BeltsSC/19
20Safety Code for Oxygen & Nitrogen Gas lineSC/20
21Safety Code for Handling Fuel GasSC/21
22Safety Code for Energy isolationSC/22
23Safety Code for Safe handling of Liquid MetalSC/23
24Safety Code for Transportation in steel industrySC/24
25Safety Code for Loco OperationSC/25

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 20 Aug 2019
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