More than 500 Executives in senior and middle management level covered under ‘Inspirational Safety Leadership’ workshop under Nishchay Safety initiative of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant

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More than 500 Executives in senior and middle management level have been covered under a series of workshops held on ‘Inspirational Safety Leadership’ under Nishchay Safety initiative of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant. Experts from Earnest and Young, the consulting agency conducted the sessions.

The session held on 15th December 2022 was attended by Mr. S R Suryawanshi, ED (Works), Mr. P K Sahoo, ED (Project), Dr. B K Hota, ED (M&HS) and several other Chief General Managers of the Plant.

Earlier 20 similar sessions were held for executives in middle management level. The aim of the workshops is to produce accident free steel by strengthening the Safety culture of the organisation where Safety would be an integral part of every functional aspect. In order to realize this, the Inspirational Safety Leadership workshop has been designed to cater to front line managers, Middle Level Management and Senior Level Management.

The session emphasised upon certain key points of the revised Safety Policy of SAIL, RSP. It encouraged each participants to reflect on one’s own purpose and belief  to understand and manage the safety paradox with regard to the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. Various models and theories were addressed like Risk Management Funnel, Matter of Probability, Swiss Cheese Model, Hierarchy of Control inverse pyramid, Management Commitment Theory, Safety Governance Structure to assess self on the basis of Inspirational Leadership Skills. The sessions were supplement with audio visual clips, psychological games, exercises and assessment tools.

The training is coordinated by Mr. Ashok Panda, GM Incharge (Safety), Mr. AbkashBehera, GM (Safety) and the team from Safety Engineering Department.

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