FY 2020-21 occupational health and safety (OHS) initiatives


Renewed focus on OHS performance through identified lead indicators

  • Global implementation
  • 60% baseline for the Indian operations
  • Training and focussed interventions
  • Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) for deploying safety initiatives
  • Joint management workmen committees at sites to focus on OHS
  • 1.55 near-miss reported / employee with 86% closure ()
  • 221 people trained in process safety ()
Operational Safety (Safety Management System, Asset Integrity, Risk Assessment, Audit and Inspection)
  • Long-term asset management plan and structural safety programmes
  • Internal / external audits, inspections, surprise checks and expert engagement
  • Gap analysis and implementation of new safety process and checklists (benchmarked with Tata Health & Safety Management System & ISO 45001)
  • Business Assurance Audit (BAA) for high-risk areas
  • 89.90% - closure of audit action points ()
  • 100% Indian operations undergone BAA
  • Implementation of safety analytics for global operations
  • Enhancing scope of WSO (Work Safe Online) for digitalisation of safety process
  • IoT solutions for workers’ health & safety
  • Successful completion of pilot for safety wearables
  • Audit and training module and permit to work, change management, medical modules under design

() Increase (over past financial year)

() Decrease (over past financial year

Vulnerability assessment through Data Analytics

We have developed a Data Analytics Platform to gain organisation-wide safety insights for tracking various safety lead and lag indicators. The platform uses analytical tools like Natural Language Processing (NLP) for generating word clouds and historic data analysis for forecasting vulnerable areas and activities to avoid incidents. Real-time dashboards communicate results to the management. The platform also updates all data automatically from the WSO portal for employees.

Way forward

Tracking safety performance with Progressive Safety Index (PSI)

We are tracking 11 lead indicators under 5 PSI elements to determine the safety progress. Annual targets are set for each element, based on organisational requirement and past performance of the locations, focussed on achieving 60% as baseline performance. On-track PSI performance assures the management of system efficacy; it also helps sustain our strategies, initiatives and processes to control safety risks

Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate

(No. of TRI / million man-hours worked)

Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate

(1-day away from work)

Number of fatalities: 1

5 PSI elements and KPIs tracked

Leadership Engagement

Adherence to personal safety action plan by senior leadership

Workplace Safety Sustenance
  • Safety risk reduction projects
  • Adequacy and updation of SOPs / HIRA / JSA / checklist / inspection etc.
  • % Closure of audits and inspection
Employee Engagement and Safety Competency
  • Number of near-miss and unsafe conditions / employee
  • Number of BSO / employee
  • Safety training
Incident Management
  • Closure of near-miss and unsafe conditions
  • Cycle time for closure of investigation
  • Repetitive incidents
Safety Review
  • Number of safety risks exceptions raised and approved
  • Number of action taken consequence management
  • Improvements through learning from other sites/incident investigation