MMK Safety Workshop Holds Job Safety Seminars

30 January 2019 (09:17)

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, January 30, 2019. MMK Group’s trade union is now coordinating a series of job safety seminars as part of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) Safety Workshop. The training is targeted at the public authorized representatives for job safety and is meant to upgrade their professional qualifications in the field.

According to MMK’s Information & PR Department, these job safety trainings are, in fact, a regular occurrence, but a new, revised program has been designed by the Group’s trade union and teachers from Personal HR Center to ensure healthy and safe working conditions at the plant.

‘It is the company trade union that is in charge of public surveillance regarding job safety. MMK Group’s member enterprises now have around 800 public authorized representatives for job safety, and all of them went on our training programs in 2017. We are now offering, with the plant management’s support, an additional series of seminars to gauge these representatives’ professional expertise and competence. The new program covers the most relevant topics, that is, the issues the representatives face at work every day: the labor code, the workers’ rights and obligations, first aid, and job safety. The seminars are conducted by teachers from Personal HR Center,’ sats MMK Group’s Vice Chair of Trade Union Yuri Demchuk.

Around 750 MMK Group’s public authorized representatives for job safety are expected to attend the seminars. The results of their evaluation tests will be taken into account in the Public Authorized Representative of The Year (2018) Contest. In April, around International Workers' Memorial Day, the thirty best representatives will get awarded with badges and money prizes.

MMK Group’s Trade Union recently had an experience-sharing visit from a group of delegates from Russia’s Mining & Metallurgical Trade Union’s Sverdlovsk Region division. The delegates went to MMK’s Safety Workshop and were quite interested in issues relating to trade union’s job safety efforts, social partnership projects, information policy, and organizational work. They also paid a visit to MMK’s production site and social infrastructure facilities, where the delegates could see for themselves how productively a trade union and an employer can work together.

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