The Company’s approaches and principles stemming from this commitment are laid out in its Development Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility and Charity Policy. To fully comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) rules and requirements, the Company’s enterprises adhere to Russian legislation and OHSAS 18001:2007, as well as to their internal by-laws and regulations. In particular, the following companywide documents were adopted in 2017: Health, Safety, and Environment Policy, Major Requirements in Occupational Health and Safety, Manager’s HSE Code of Practice, and 19 draft corporate procedures governing occupational health and safety, including the corporate Occupational Health and Safety Management System. More documents are scheduled to be adopted in 2018.
Management Company Metalloinvest has responsibility for the Company’s OHS strategy, which is also managed by the Chief Operating Officer, and the Environment, Health, and Safety Division. At the enterprise level, management and coordination are the responsibilities of chief engineers and heads of OHS divisions.
In addition, OHS officers and special health and safety commissions play a leading role in fostering a culture of safety within the workplace.
In order to mitigate the risk of workplace injuries, Metalloinvest regularly implements comprehensive measures to ensure occupational safety and equipment reliability.
All employees take part in compulsory OHS briefings and are provided with the necessary personal protective equipment. The Company conducts special assessment of working conditions to review dangerous production factors and the workplace safety level. The results of this assessment then serve as a basis for comprehensive plans to improve working conditions.
Metalloinvest also ensures regular maintenance and repairs on its technological equipment in order to increase its reliability and ensure the essential level of occupational safety.
Maintaining and increasing the level of the employees’ OHS competencies is an integral part of ensuring occupational safety. The Company’s enterprises hold annual training sessions for their workers, specialists, and managers to make sure that they follow occupational, industrial, and fire safety requirements, as well as emergency preparedness guidelines. The training is carried out using both Metalloinvest’s educational facilities and drawing on the services of third-party specialist organisations.
The Company devotes considerable attention to understanding the root causes of workplace injuries and developing measures to prevent their future reoccurrence.
The majority of the injuries of Metalloinvest’s employees stem from non-compliance with OHS rules and human error. To rectify this, the Company allocates additional resources towards improving its occupational safety culture and instilling in each employee a sense of personal responsibility for their own and their colleagues’ lives.
Injury rate per 1,000,000
hours of work time*
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Metalloinvest also focuses on protecting employee health in order to provide optimal working conditions. Metalloinvest makes a significant effort to treat both the ordinary and occupational diseases of its employees, as well as to implement preventative measures for reducing overall sickness rates.
Comprehensive health and safety measures work across the spectrum of prevention, treatment, and administration. Health protection measures are carried out by dedicated units in Management Company Metalloinvest and the Company’s enterprises, as well as by a network of specialised healthcare facilities, medical stations, and first-aid posts.