Safety in the Workplace

CCAL ensures that the workplace reflects the spirit of equality and diversity, while maintaining high standards of professional and personal development among our employees.

Emulating the principles of sustainability and safety in our operations has helped our company transform into an industry leader in implementing safety practices in the plants. Evaluation of safety and sustainability parameters in whatever we do has helped us initiate and implement unique technologies with remarkable success.

In 2014, we implemented the process safety management system (PSM) as per OSHA 1910.119 1 guidelines. CCAL’s Kalapet Plant became the first chloralkali plant in India to implement all fourteen elements of PSM in 2014!

We know that safe workplaces are more efficient, more productive, and significant reduction in cost of injuries and occupational illness. That’s why we have implemented this PSM at CCAL, which will incorporate the safety elements and activities of other management systems such as ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 while ensuring that all risks are mitigated to the extent possible.

CCAL regularly monitors ambient and plant noise and illumination levels as well. Ear plugs, and/or ear muffs are provided at locations where noise levels are more than 90 dBA. Similarly, illumination measurements are also regularly undertaken by the safety department, in collaboration with an electrical engineer.

We work with our finished-goods truck-drivers to ensure that they undergo safety training periodically. CCAL security gives clearance to these vehicles only after confirming that all 21 safety norms on our checklist are met. We advise that hydrogen transporters do not ply the trucks between 11 p.m and 5 a.m, and monitor the vehicle’s speed as well as night driving through GPS.

Not only do we have strict safety policies in place, we also screen our vendors for adherence to safety in the workplace. In its endeavour to build capacity and help practice safe and sustainable operations by its suppliers and contractors, CCAL regularly conducts trainings for its contractors and suppliers on aspects on Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). In the reporting year, CCAL has conducted 207 training programmes covering over 1339 participants.

A strong safety programme, such as the PSM, benefits everyone: the company, employees, stakeholders, the regulatory bodies, the community and the nation!