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Hindustan Zinc Unveils India's 2nd All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team, Reinforcing Commitment to #SafetyFirst

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27 Apr 24
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Hindustan Zinc Unveils India's 2nd All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team, Reinforcing Commitment to #SafetyFirst

Udaipur: Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company and India's leading zinc-lead-silver producer, proudly introduces India's 2nd All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team, trained at company’s Rampura Agucha Mine. This initiative, rooted in the company's core philosophy of Safety First, aligns with its Sustainability Development Goals aimed at ensuring Zero Harm in operations.

Comprising eight exceptionally skilled women engineers from the Underground Mine Operations & Maintenance team, the newly trained rescue team underwent an intensive 18-day training program at Rampura AguchaMine &Mine Rescue Station (Western Coal Field Limited), Nagpur. The team acquired indispensable life-saving proficiencies such as CPR, SCBA proficiency, and adept navigation through perilous environments.

This milestone follows the resounding success of India’s 1st All Women Underground Mine Rescue Team at Hindustan Zinc, which equipped its members with techniques to handle surface/underground mine emergency scenarios, first aid, technician tests, theory exams, self-rescuers, fire types, extinguishing methods, mine gases, and emergency response.

With inclusivity, diversity, and safety at the heart of its operations, Hindustan Zinc maintains a remarkable representation of 21.7% women in the workforce. The launch of India's 2nd all-women underground mine rescue team marks a significant milestone in its journey towards #TransformingTheWorkplace. The company remains committed to fostering a culture of safety, empowerment, and excellence in every aspect of its operations.


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