Rostechnadzor finds safety violations at Kalina

The regional division of Rostechnadzor (the state environmental, technological, and nuclear safety watchdog) responsible for monitoring the local heating facilities inspected 18 different enterprises on September 17-21, 2007, revealing 133 industrial safety violations, their press officer says. Seven violations were disclosed at Concern Kalina, one of Russia’s major producers of beauty products and household chemicals. For one, Kalina turned a blind eye to the fact that its fourth-category water conduit failed to meet the necessary technical requirements; then, their boiler certificate says nothing about the boiler being actually examined; the report on adjusting the safety valves is also missing.

Rostechnadzor’s officers found Yekaterinburgnefteproduct guilty of nine violations, such as failing to re-certify its employees, skipping the all-round run-up procedures, and never getting any instructions or regulations regarding the water chemistry conditions from a special body.

Kamyshlov Glue Works, accused of 25 violations, was proved to omit the obligatory evaluation of the heating safety engineer’s expertise; apart from that, the plant had no license allowing it to handle highly explosive industrial facilities and lacked a special production control provision.

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