MMK Directs RUR 325m to Job Safety

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, September 29, 2017. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) came up with a job safety performance report for the first half of the year, the company press service reports.

The report states that all the production departments carried out their job safety procedures in full compliance with the current national legislation, existing normative acts, MMK local acts, and the company’s Collective Agreement. MMK’s industrial and job safety management system got certified for compliance with the international OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The system audit, carried out in March, detected no problems.

The company carried out 37 different projects aimed at working conditions improvements and preventing job-related illnesses in the first half of the year. This was all done according to plan. The plant’s authorized trade union representatives were in charge of public control over job safety at MMK divisions. All the problems the inspectors pointed out were attended to as soon as possible. In the first half of 2017, 250 authorized trade union representatives underwent special training at MMK’s Personnel Training Center.

MMK workers all get special uniforms, special-purpose footwear, and personal protection appliances based on the nature of their work and actual working conditions. The company spent RUR 110.5m on these in the first six months of the year.

All the newly hired employees get complete induction training, job safety basics, and in-place internship. 386 managers, white-collar, and blue-collar workers underwent training at the company personnel training center in the first half of the year.


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