Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Industrial safety summit begins in Pune


PUNE: The first edition of Industrial Safety Summit with an aim to make factories accident free kicked off in Pune today. The summit, organised in collaboration with the Federation of Chakan Industries, SAMA and Schmersal India Pvt in Pimpri near Pune, seeks to deliberate on and create solutions for all-round safety of the stakeholders, an official statement said. 

The objective of this exercise is to emphasise the importance of safety of industrial workers and have zero accident in factories. This one-day summit covers topics like behavioural and machine safety, material handling and PNG safety. There is a need to focus on secondary steel sector producing steel through electric arc furnace route as it contributes to over 65 per cent of the total finished long steel products output, All India Induction Furnaces Association (AIIFA) today said. 

"We all know the government has set an ambitious target of producing 300 Million Tonnes of steel and this industry can play a vital role in achieving this," AIIFA General Secretary Kamal Agarwal said. The industry which produces steel through the cost- effective electrical arc furnace route has always played an important link in the overall supply chain of steel in India, he said and added the sector needs focus of the government. 

While the existing integrated steel plants have gone for major modernisation-cum-expansion to increase the production of crude steel, "the secondary steel sector consisting of electric arc furnace (EAF) and induction furnace (IF) have remained either stagnant or on the down trend," an industry member said. Power Mech Projects today said the company has bagged eight orders worth Rs 381 crore for infrastructure development. 

"The company has received Letter of Award, Letter of Intent/Work orders worth Rs 381 crore," Power Mech Projects said in a BSE filing.


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