Occupational Health & Safety

BALCO Safety Management

BALCO Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Management Systems have ingrained a safety culture in the Organisation with all safety processes in place, to implement an effective Incident Prevention Programme. The Company is certified to ISO-9001, OHSAS – 18001(2007) and ISO–14001. These systems have built an environment that emphasises on employee’s involvement in Safety Management and the fact that ownership of safety lies with the line functions.

  • Company has engaged various external parties for imparting technical and behaviour based trainings to employees.
  • BALCO Sustainability App is being used for the safety related information viz. hazards, incidents and near misses, to inform the area HOD and the concerned In-charge so that these are eliminated at the initial stages.
  • Safety scorecard model has been adopted to review the OHS Performance of Individual SBUs by Executive Committee of the Company.
  • A full-fledged Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Department of more than thirty employees takes care of Health, Safety and Environmental aspects of the Company.
  • Strong focus on Safety Leadership at all levels, driving Culture of care and capability building of employees is resulting in continuous decrease in Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate (No. of lost time injury per million man-hours) 2017-18 – 0.70; 2018-19 – 0.37, demonstrating continual improvement in Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Occupational Health

BALCO has always believed that the man behind the machine is more important and therefore considers their health and well-being a valuable asset to the Company. The following facilities are available for Occupational Health related issues.

  • Hundred-bed Hospital has been setup with specially trained doctors.
  • rained and qualified doctors for monitoring the occupational health of employees.
  • First-aid centers manned round the clock with fully equipped ambulance facilities inside plant.
  • An annual health check-up program is organized, as a part of periodic medical examination and specific medical examination.
  • Health awareness program on occupation and other programs like yoga, health care, art of living are conducted.
  • Health record of each employee is maintained by using software named PANACEA..

Fire Safety

BALCO gives high priority on fire prevention and accordingly fire protection and detection systems have been installed across the plant and periodic monitoring of systems is ensured. The facilities incorporate:

  • Fire Hydrant System
  • HVWS/ MVWS System
  • Smoke Detection System
  • LPG Leak Detection System
  • Water Spray System
  • CO2 Flooding System
  • FM200 System
  • Sufficient fire equipment in all three fire stations

To create awareness among the employees about fire prevention and firefighting, regular fire safety classes and various campaigns and programs are conducted. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities, BALCO always believes in rendering its services to other industries and communities too.