Safety at Lafarge

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Lafarge Health and safety mgt System. Human Resources H&S Policy Users Guide Lafarge H& Safety MS. H. & S. interested Parties What is product of H.S. Working At height Road safety Conveyor belt safety Fire safety Electrical safety Noise induced hearing loss Safety induction for visitors Group Public Health Guidelines Group HIV/AIDS guidelines Contractor mgt system

I. Human Resource Health and safety policy: I guiding principle: - All people working on our sites have right to expect sage and healthy work conditions and the duty to contribute to such conditions with responsible behaviour.

We regard H&S as core business values being integrated in the overall business performance. Every accident or case of ill health resulting from employment is avoidable with appropriate systems of work equipment, substances, training and supervision.

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Effective H&S management includes risk assessment form the initial plant design and construction stage commissioning and overall planning for organization of work and maintenance.

All our operations must continuously improve their H&S performance.

II. Key roles and Responsibilities: ●

It is up to every manager at every level to ensure the health and safety of those people in the work place under the responsibility. The manager must implement the policy and systems within their zone of control and influence/

The Lafarge chief executive officer assumes this responsibility at group level. He takes great care to ensure that within each division and business unit the management has the authority skill and resources required to exercise this responsibility.

The group executive vice president H.R. and organization for Lafarge is responsible for coordinating and reviewing overall H&S policy. Recommending on such matters to the executive committee.

All employees have responsibilities for the health and safety of themselves and others affected by their actions.

III. Main Processes and tools at corporate level: ● ● ●

Annual report to the executive committee Reporting facilities within 24 hours to the to the executive committee. Safety performance reporting at 3 monthly intervals to the executive committee. Annual H&S division’s directors meeting to drive exchange of best practices and to develop common standards. Audit department assignment in order to ensure that processes are in place.

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If necessary enquiries regarding divisional/Business performance.

IV. Main processes and tools at division level: ●

Divisions have an occupational H&S management system to deliver continual improvement in performance. This is based o na H&S policy as regards its principles framework responsibilities co-ordination and monitoring this includes new units joining Lafarge. Specific resources (human finance) are dedicated and identified to reach the targets.

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Number of fatalities (Lafarge contractors and third parties) Number of lost time accidents (Lafarge and contractors) Frequency rate (Lafarge) Severity rate (Lafarge) Best practices implementation additional KPZ (S) may be determined by the division.

Working at height Eliminating risks when working on roofs

Important: - No work should be carried out on a roof – except on those fitted with permanent provisions to prevent falls [e.g. guard rails around silo tops]. Until a permit to work has been issued.

Before work starts on a roof the manager must define the rules to be followed and detail the prevention measures to be taken.

Elimination risk due to falling objects: Important: - Materials and objects must be stored and stacked in such a way that they are not likely to fall and cause injury.
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Safety Rules: 1.

Take suitable steps to prevent person’s form being struck by falling objects. Use barriers to block any access routes. Never throw materials or objects from a height unless suitable precautions in the form of barriers have been provided to prevent any body being struck.

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Driving & Vehicle Rules
Road Safety
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All vehicles shall have valid registration, Insurance & roal permit in conformance with regulations and always keep copies of valid traveling documents in the vehicle (Driving license, registration, insurance, and identity card 7 contact details. All vehicles 4 wheelers shall be equipped with seat belts both in front and rear seats. First aid box handy fire extinguisher, standard stopper, emergency reflective triangles e.t.c. The drivers should be trained to use fire extinguishers. All vehicles shall be well maintained & kept in prefect working order and fully equipped with the proper safety gear. Drivers shall have their medical fitness report as per regulation. All drivers shall have and experience of minimum 5 year and age should be between 25 & 58 years. All employees including contractor shall wear crash helmet and shoes while driving motorbike. Any new driver before starting driving shall attend authorized training program for safe driving as per regulation.

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Drivers shall operate only those vehicles for which they are trained authorized and licensed. Mobile phones are not to be used whilst driving. Specified and safe speed limits shall be observed and maintained at all times.

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Fire safety
Factors contributing to fire in building
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Open flame (use of L.P.G. stoves, gas, lighters etc.) Smoking of cigarettes Welding and cutting Short circuiting Static charge (accumulation plastic) Any storage (like petrol, diesel, warmish, L.P.G. bottle acid or any unknown chemical)

Basic methods of control of fire
Cooling- use of water or cooling media Blanketing- cutting of supply of oxygen Starving- cutting of supply of fuel

Electrical safety
Types of electrical hazards Electrical burn Electrical shock Electric fires explosion

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Injuries caused due to electrical accidents such as hits falls striking against etc. Protection from electrical injuries and prevention of electrical accidents:
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low voltage supply for confined space work isolation transformers where low voltage is not possible double insulation tools applicable for working at height installation of correct protective relays installation of flame proof equipment protection against lighting protection against static electricity use of national codes rules and regulation testing and inspection procedures marking and warnings training and education first aid fire fighting system proper earthing

Noise induced hearing loss
Three classes in occupational noise exposure may be grouped
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continuous (machines) Intermittent (cyclic) Impact (blasting)

The degree of hearing damage can be determined by audiometer which measures a persons hearing sensitivity. Thus sound measurement are a vital part of hearing conservation program’s.

Types of hearing loss
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conducting : in bones

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sensory neural : damage in structures. Mixed hearing loss

Noise level std. As per factory act 1948
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90 dB (A) For 8 Hours 92 dB (A) For 6 Hours 95 dB (A) For 4 Hours 97 dB (A) For 3 Hours 100 dB (A) For 2 Hours 102 dB (A) For 1.5 Hours 105 dB (A) For 1 Hours 108 dB (A) For 0.75 Hours 110 dB (A) For 0.5 Hours 115 dB (A) For 0.25 Hours

Safety induction for visitors
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PPE: - Please wear PPE’S (Personal Protective Equipment’s) like safety helmet, shoes, goggles, gloves, and earplug & dust musk. It is necessary for all individuals entering the plant. Personal Belongings: - Please hard over your camera to the security personnel at the main gate: photography is not allowed inside the plant. Smoking: - Smoking is not permitted inside the plant. Alcohol Please do not enter the site after consuming Alcohol or in any state of intoxication. Running Please do not run inside the site. Drinking water: - Drinking water is available at canteen, Administration building and other locations inside the plant which are clearly marked. Do not drink water from any other source.

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Eating: - please eat in the canteen please ensure to clean your hands before eating. Emergency Siren: a.

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In case you hear the Emergency siren round stop your work safely and proceed to the main gate office. In case you notice any emergency situation like fire accident, please inform security] safety on internal.

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House keeping: a. b.

Please throw waste items only in the respective waste pins. Please keep the tools, equipment in their proper place after use.

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Working on Equipment: - Please work strictly according to instruction form concerned department. Standard clearance: - Without work order do not start any repair/servicing jobs follow the safety instructions mentioned in the work order renew the work order every day to carry out the work. Auxiliary permit: - For special purpose jobs like digging, work at height e.t.c. along with work order, separate Auxiliary permit should be taken and follow the safety instructions mentioned in it. Unsafe Acts: - Work with proper instructions wear personal protective equipments like safety helmet, shoes, goggles, gloves, safety belts e.t.c. Wherever necessary. Unsafe Condition: - Do not create unsafe condition for other. If you notice any unsafe condition, like material equipment on the passage please inform the concerned officials.

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Group public health guiding
Guiding principles key roles and responsibility.

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A genuine concern for the dignity health and the safety of Lafarge employees is part of our group values. Public health is primarily the responsibility of Govt. when there are gross deficiencies and urgent need the company may decide to accept a complementary role as long as:
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The contribution of the company is a component and a support of sustainable local initiatives coming form the community and casts are well managed and can be audited.

Lafarge will not accept discrimination practices breach of privacy against any of our employees. Full compliance with host country legislations on health is the minimum requirement for all Lafarge operations. Any action has to be managed locally in a professional manner and with a long term orientation that can be supported and controlled at business unit and/or divisional levels.

Support form recognized NGO’s (Non Governmental organizations and government whenever possible is expected for ensuring support in methodology, best practices, innovation and logistics.

A qualified medical professional will counsel and advise in all health and medical issues. The company will put in place public health programme giving priority to its employees. In view of existing local medical schemes, dependents (the exact definition to be decided country by country) could benefit from these programs moreover the company could participate with other stakeholders in local community program. In any case cost effectiveness and efficiency of cost program are crucial as our financial involvement will be limited.

Contractor Mgt system

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Health & Safety Terms, Clauses & Measures to be complied by contractors and their workmen.
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The contractor shall have competent safety officer/supervisor to ensure compliance to safety measures/rules and regulations. The contractor shall have insurance policy for his workmen under workmen compensation act. The contractor will be solely responsible fur the safety of his workmen/employees. Contractor will arrange identity cards for their employees in line with our H.R. policy. Compliance of all statutory requirements of central & state government pertaining to safety health and environment and other labor laws. Providing safety helmet, safety shoes and other necessary safety appliances to all his workmen as per the job requirement. To engage only such workers in the job who know the work and have the required skill and abide by all the statutory regulations. Before starting the job the contractor with his workmen will first meet LTPL safety officer and get verification certificate on safety induction training. Contractor engaged in the transportation of materials inside the work must comply with all road safety rules and regulations speed limits rout worthiness. Before start of work by the contractor written clearance (permit to work – PWT) to be taken from the shift in charge/sectional head or from an authorized person of the plant to ensure safety. During execution of the job the contractor will display sing

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The contractor must have a proper first aid box and all medicines covering his workmen at work places. In case of accident the person should be immediately sent to plant medical center dispensary and accident report in proper format only signed by his authorized representative should be submitted to plant section in charge and safety officer. Use only those lifting machines tools and tackles which are tested / examined / certified by the competent authority approved by the state govt. In case of any acceded of the contractor employees the contractor will have to take care for the medical treatment compensation what so ever as per the industrial rule. Contactors have to provide the safe work arrangement for all jobs at height location working.

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Five Principles of safety management
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An unsafe act and unsafe conditions and accident all these are symptoms of something wrong in management system. We can predict that certain sets of circumstances will produce severe injuries; these circumstances can be identified and controlled. Safety should be managed like any other company function management should direct the safety effort by setting achievable goals, by planning, organizing and controlling to achieve them. The key to effective line safety performance is management procedure use that fixes accountability. The function of safety is to locate and define “operational error” that allow accident this function can be carried out in two ways.

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By asking “WHY” accidents happening and search for root causes of accidents. By asking “Whether” Certain known effective controls are being utilized.

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labour Welfare activities
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Canteen – There is a well-equipped canteen with dining hell having a capacity of 300 employees at a time. Employees co-operative thrift society. The co-operative thrift society was formed under M.P. co-operative societies act with the following objective (a) To provide monetary help to members for the fulfillment of domestic, religious and social needs of the member for improving quality of life (b) To promote feeding of social security among the members. (c) To develop and promote feeling of unity and mutual co-operation among the members. Gopal Nagar social Welfare society – GSWS is looking after day-to-day maintenance of quarters and related other jobs as per requirement of colony residents from time to time. Employees co-operative consumer stores – to ensure availability of all consumable items, daily needs, organizing

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various kinds of sales at a very reasonable price in the colony. They also provide C.P.G. was to colony residents.
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All the workmen cadre employees are provided with safety shoes and uniforms every besides safety appliances wherever necessary on need basis. Providing better education to employees’ wards in the company’s school on concessional fees. Cultural and sports programme: The company organizes annual cultural programme and sports events from time to time for recreation of employees.

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Annual Benefits
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Leave travel assistance: C.T.A. is a facility extended to an eligible employee to enable him to go on vacation to his home town (or any where else) with his family. The monetary assistance provided is equivalent to his one month’s salary (basic + cola) and a minimum of 10 days leave is required to be taken in case of joining after the first day of calendar year, second year’s C.T.A. will be paid on pro-rata basis for the remainder of calendar year. After that is will be regulated on calendar year basis wage bond staff and operative will be give C.T.A. as per wage board award. Medical Expenses Reimbursement: The employees who are not covered under ESI scheme are entitled to get medical reimbursement. Non wage board staff are entitled to get 8.33 % of their salary (Basic + Cola) subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- per annum while wage board staff and workmen are entitled to get 4.16% of their salary (Basic + DAs ) medical expenses is payable on half yearly basis i.e. bills from January to June can be claimed in July and July to December in January. Even in case of medical bills medical entitlement as stated

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above is payable at the and of calendar year along with the salary of January every year, in case of wage board staff which will be subject to income tax deduction.

Social Security measures
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Employees Provident fund – It is applicable to all employees of RCCD. 12 % salary (Basic + Cola/DAs) is deducted from the salary of an employer as employee contribution and the company contributes equal share.

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Employee pension scheme: This scheme is applicable employees who are drawing a salary of Rs 5000/ - (Basic + Cola/DA) will necessarily become member of the scheme. Under the scheme 8.33% of employer’s share will be diverted to pension fund and the remaining amount of employer’s share will be deposited to EPF.

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Gratuity: As a part of the terminal benefit extended to all the employees who have completed minimum for a period of 5 years uninterrupted service will be eligible for gratuity. 15 days salary (Basic COLA/DAs) for each completed year of service. The maximum amount payable is limited to Rs 3.5 Lakhs on cessation of employment. However in case of death or disablement, the gratuity benefits will be payable irrespective is the number of years of service rendered by the employees.

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Superannuation scheme: All confirmed Non wage Board employees of RCCD Drawing a minimum salary of Rs. 3501/- (basic + Cola) and above are covered under

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superannuation scheme run by LIC of India, Mumbai. Under the scheme RCCD contributes 13% of the employees salary (Basic +Cola) every year. Employees are his beneficiary is entitled to receive certain benefits in case of cessation/termination/retirement or death equivalent to the contribution under various options.

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Group insurance scheme: In order to implement employees “Deposit linked insurance scheme” under provident fund & miscellaneous provisions act 1952” RCCD has taken a LIC scheme in which maximum coverage is Rs 1 Lakh in case of death during the course of employment.

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Group personal Accident insurance: The company has taken a policy for its employees for covering the risk arising out of accident resulting in partial /total disablement or death. The significant feature of this policy is that is provides a 24 hour risk cover irrespective of the fact weather the employee is on duty or not. All employees (including probationer and trainees) who are out side the purview of ESI act are covered under this policy.

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Benevolent fund scheme: In the event of unfortunate demise of an employee all member employees contribute ½ day salary to the nominee of diseased as immediate relied and thus not less than 40 – 50000 is paid to the nominee. The company provides all necessary help for funeral etc.

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Medical
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The company has a well-equipped and maintained Dispensary with full time Resident, Doctors, Compounders, Nurses including patho logical tests for providing medical facilities to all employees and their family members. Preventive measures like periodic health cheek up and awareness programmes are condueted. Besides Ambulance facility is also available for emergency cases. Mobile Hospital: 3 day in a week companies Doctor goes to nearby villages to take care of patients and provide necessary medical help on free of cost.

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Industrial Safety health and environment
Lafarge, Gopal Nagar in its pursuit of excellence in the field of cement production, energy consumption etc. has also given equal priority to Industrial safety, health and environment, thus recognizing with “Due importance” the most prestigious element of society i.e. human resources. In this process, it has declared a safety policy, which spells out management comm. towards the above. The result of such high level of dedication and commitment achieved through training of employees in various aspects of safety and environment has been recognized at National and International level by wining various coveted awards. RLCD has a firm belief that zero accident is not nearly a dream but can be achieved while maintaining highest productivity also.

Recreation Facility Staff Club

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Staff club has a library haling various collections of books and magazines besides newspapers. The club also organizes various cultural and sports activities from time to time. It has an indoor stadium for Badminton and a cultural wing, which encourage local talents to have various musical instruments. Each member of the club is contributing Rs. 25/ - per month and 1.5 limes of the contributed money is being paid by the company for conducting various cultural activities, picnic get – together etc. for the club members. A swimming pool is also available for employees with sons and steam bath on nominal charges.

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Samudaik sadbhavana Kendra – This Kendra cater to the of workers residing in the colony where various types of magazines and newspapers are available for them for reading.

Ladies club (Staff) – Ladies club is also functioning in the colony Against to contribution of ladies club member company is paying a subsidy of Rs 2000/ - per month. They are also organising various cultural programmes seminar etc. for their members.

Karmachari mahila club – They are also organizing various cultural programmes etc. for the wives for workers in the colony. Against their monthly contribution, company is paying a sum of Rs. 840/ - towards subsidy for conducting various programmes.

Employees fitness center(Gymnasium) This center cater to the needs of employees in respect of their physical fitness etc. various types of instrument are available in the centre.

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Colony
The company has a well developed colony close to factory premises with amenities like transport facility for marketing, school bus facility for school going children of colony at Bilaspur, cable T.V. connection and a most modern guest house with swimming pool and club with a library having varied collection of books and magazines. The club also organizes various cultural and sports activities from time to time. Conveyance facility also available to colony residents as and when required on nominal charges.

Hostel
There is a separate hostel having 30 seats to accommodate fresh GETs/DETs and officers. The hostel is provided with mess facility too.

Appendices

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT HIERARCHY

SR.MANAGER S.LAHIRI

MANG.PERS. VVSS. PHANIKANTH C.M.O S.K.HISKIA ASST. MANAGER J.M.RODRIQES MAN. ADMINIS VACANT SR.EXE PER.ESTA. S.K.KAMBLE SR.OFFICER PERSONNEL T.O R.S SINGH SR.EXE.I.R A.K.CHENDEL

SR.OFFICER ADMN S.K SRIVASTAV

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EXECUTIVE CIVIL S.D.DIWAN EXE. TRNING COORDINATOR DALESHWAR RAM SR.OFFICER E.P/C.P CORPOR.AFFIR K.UNNIKRISHNAN

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