Vedanta Conducts First Aid Training For Employees In Odisha’s Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: Vedanta Aluminium conducted a training camp on first aid for its employees and business partners in Odisha’s Jharsuguda.

More than 1000 employees and business partners received training in the camp. They were oriented on the basics of first aid, use of automated external defibrillators and artificial manual breathing units and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through demonstrations. With first aid being a critical pillar in the company’s approach to occupational health, it has more than 800 certified first-aiders across its operations.

Speaking about the company’s occupational health and safety endeavours, Sunil Gupta, CEO, Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda, said, “We are nurturing a ‘culture of care’ where the health and wellbeing of our employees and business partners is prioritised. Our occupational health endeavours are aimed at ensuring multi-dimensional wellbeing of our workforce. Beyond operations, we have a wide spectrum of basic and specialised health services for the local communities, which are aimed at improving the quality of life in the region.”

The company has implemented a four-pronged approach to boost employee and business partner health and wellbeing, which includes:

Occupational Hygiene:

  • Regular health assessments and exposure monitoring for heightened workplace safety
  • Robust occupational diseases prevention program for preventive care
  • Regular training by experts to promote industrial hygiene
  • Wellness centers at various locations inside the plant to promote wellbeing

Occupational Medicine:

  • Health surveillance and health incident management program for curative care
  • Monitoring of biological indices for preventive and curative action
  • Regular health impact assessments for employees and business partners

Family Health:

  • Various health programs to promote health and wellbeing of families of employees
  • Access to telemedicine facility and specialist service for quick consultation
  • Health programs for mothers and children, and the elderly
  • Art of Living sessions for mental wellbeing
  • Regular yoga classes at the company’s township

Community Health:

  • Mobile Health Unit Services in 28 remote villages, covering 55,000 people
  • Health awareness programs on various diseases, better nutrition, etc.
  • Project Jagruti, to sensitize the community on HIV/AIDS
  • Upcoming advanced state-of-the-art multispecialty facility, which shall offer over 500 tests and specialized services like Radiology, Mammography, etc. to the rural populace
  • Mega health camps and awareness programs on various health-related topics for local communities in and around Jharsuguda

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonne in financial year 2022. The company operates a world-class 1.75 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility at Jharsuguda.

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