Health & Safety
Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees and contractors is a fundamental part of corporate social responsibility and is one of the most important issues for the cement industry. People related to this field have recognized that more attention should be paid to this area across the whole industry to achieve Sustainable Development. Shah Cement takes all reasonably practicable measures to maintain Occupational Safety & Health Policy and ensures continual improvements of it by setting appropriate objectives & targets that are continually reviewed.
Our Health & Safety Vision
We choose and manage our activities in a responsible manner to avoid causing any harm to the health and safety of our employees, contract personnel and visitors. We apply Health & Safety standards and guidelines, provide the necessary resources, strictly maintain safety rules and regulations, provide training and education, and measure performance. We have continuous effort to measure and improve the Safety Management Systems to avoid accidents.
Health & Safety Policy
Shah Cement will comply with all local & national laws, i.e., Occupational Safety & Health Acts, Factory Acts, Fire Acts, Environmental Laws, other laws & strive to implement the best practices in all its units & workplaces. All unit heads are made responsible for the implementation of local laws, best practices & compliance.
Every department will ensure safe work practice and implement the best practices. Technical, motivational & safety trainings of the workers & employees will be ensured through proper needs assessment. The department head will be held responsible for any unsafe condition or unsafe act by any worker, employee, or contractor.
All units and departments will have an emergency response plan, medical support, & total fire, electrical and other safety procedures in place.
Shah Cement management is responsible for the implementation of this policy and for ensuring that all risks to the safety & health of all employees are assessed & provide a safe system of work in line with Shah Cement standards or the best practices available. Safety & health responsibilities have been defined for all the employees of Shah Cement Industries and are contained within the HR policies & documents.
The Shah Cement Safety Policy Statement will be issued to all Employees, uploaded to the common server, & displayed prominently at all workplaces & be available on request to all interested parties.
The Safety & Health Policy is continually being monitored & developed and will be formally reviewed annually, though in exceptional cases, amendments may be implemented at other times as required by legislative changes or work practice.
To ensure compliance with international laws, OSHA & NFPA to ensure Fire Safety & Electrical Safety, certified experienced consultants would be appointed when required, approved by Safety Steering Committee members.
All units will have a Central Safety Committee & will meet monthly to discuss priorities and to ensure zero accident/incident & loss.
Safety drills must be performed in a periodic manner in the industry, and every individual is subjected to attend the drills. Safety equipments must be checked and replaced/refilled according to requirements.