MMK Gets Industrial Safety Management System Audited

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Region, April 28, 2017. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) got its industrial and job safety management system audited for compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard requirements once again, the company reports.

The system was audited by AO Bureau Veritas Certification Rus, with experts coming to visit the plant’s production departments in accordance with the approved audit procedure. No discrepancies or problems were detected in the course of the inspection. MMK’s industrial and job safety management system therefore could get re-certified for compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. The certificate covers the company’s activity relating to production of raw stuffs, coke and by-product processing, and steel-making, including all kinds of metallurgical treatment.

The auditors commented on the top managers’ involvement, ongoing attempts to improve the plant’s industrial and job safety management system, production facilities upgrades and modernization, launch of new technologies, and switching to technical mechanisms of risk management as the system’s strong points. They also pointed to the continuous analytical activity, strategic planning in professional health and safety management field, and reliance on up-to-date information technologies. Finally, they praised MMK’s compliance with existing legal requirements, large-scale visualization efforts, and expansive internal notification network as well as personnel stimulating programs, great quality healthcare service, and the workers’ advanced professional skills and great feeling of responsibility.


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