Occupational safety is our top priority. The Company has
been committing intellectual and financial resources to
develop dedicated technologies, enforce compliance with
safety requirements, and generally improve our production
Metalloinvest works to improve its occupational health and safety (OHS) system and ensure better working conditions at its production sites. The key OHS principle is to ensure proper management of potential risks, towards zero production-related accidents and incidents, raise awareness of safety requirements among all employees, and enforce compliance with such requirements.
The Company has put in place comprehensive programmes to improve working conditions, which have been developed based on occupational risk assessments and applicable collective bargaining agreement requirements. The individual enterprises are actively involved in the assessment of working conditions and implementation of measures designed to reduce employee exposure to hazards.
In 2015, the Company allocated over RUB 300 million in targeted funding to OHS programmes, and spent some RUB 350 million to purchase personal protective equipment. On top of that, ca. RUB 600 million was earmarked for comprehensive occupational safety programmes and action plans, and over RUB 260 million for fire prevention purposes.
In accordance with the applicable Russian law, the
Company has put in place a system to register productionrelated
accidents, emergencies and incidents. In 2012, the
Company developed a procedure to report all incidents
that cause downtime of more than four hours.
In 2015, there were no fatal injuries.
All incidents were duly investigated to develop a set of proactive measures and prevent re-occurrence. For example, the Company is working to improve safety culture in the workplace, and streamline the methodology and the tools for line manager production controls. The Company has also introduced stricter disciplinary penalties for managers and workers breaching the applicable OHS requirements.
Each year, the Company provides its production stuff with opportunities for OHS, fire prevention and emergency response training. The training programmes target managers, specialists and workers, and are implemented as and when required by the applicable government regulations.
The Company pays special attention to programmes focusing on the employees’ health and prevention of acute, chronic and occupational diseases. In this connection, the following initiatives are in place:
In 2015, a total of 574 employees became eligible under the Freedom of Movement initiative to receive medical treatment at the Gornyatsky and Belogorye Health Resorts.
In 2015, the rate of occupational diseases was down 13% y-o-y.
1 Calculated as the total number of lost time injuries occurring per 200,000 man-hours worked.
2 Sponsored since 2012 in partnership with the Kursk region’s government, the Zheleznogorsk municipality, the National Women’s Health Charitable Foundation, and Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Centre.