Industrial Safety and Labour Protection

The main industrial safety risks faced by the Company are associated with traffic accidents, violations of rules for hazardous work, and violations of legal and safety regulations by contractors.

In order to minimize these risks, the Company has introduced a corporate qualitative risk assessment-based standard: Procedure for Identifying, Assessing, and Minimizing HSE, OS, and CD Risks. Injury prevention programmes, as well as transport and fire safety programmes, are developed at the Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates in accordance with this standard and the corporate integrated risk management system.

During the reporting year, the number of incidents at hazardous production facilities fell significantly compared with 2013. The increase in the rate of injuries is due to the inclusion in the reporting of indicators for new assets where HSE, OS, and CD management systems are still being introduced.

Number of incidents at hazardous facilities
Number of accidents at hazardous facilities
Number of employees involved in accidents at work

In the event of an incident, the Company conducts an investigation and develops and implements corrective measures. Corporate Headquarters provides methodological assistance to subsidiaries for the investigation of incidents. Information on incidents is communicated to all subsidiaries, affiliates, and contractors engaged by the Company and its subsidiaries so that preventive actions can be put in place.

Overall, trends in the major industrial safety indicators reflect the effectiveness of the organizational and technical measures aimed at reducing accidents and ensuring transport and fire safety. At the same time, there was an increase in the number of incidents related to production processes, facilities, and equipment, and in the number of injuries involving temporary loss of the ability to work. In this regard, the Company plans to strengthen its prevention work in this area in 2015.

Number of industrial accident fatalities
LTIFR rate
Programmes to improve industrial safety, working conditions, and occupational health and safety include:
  • emergency prevention and response
  • monitoring compliance with industrial safety requirements at subsidiaries and affiliates
  • comprehensive training of Company employees in HSE, OS, and CD
  • expert reviews of the safety of equipment and bringing production facilities into line with industrial safety rules and regulations
  • modernizing accident prevention systems
  • providing staff with safe working conditions and setting up workplaces that comply with state and corporate standards in this area
  • providing employees with personal protective equipment
  • guaranteeing the occupational health and safety of staff
  • studying and implementing advanced HSE, OS, and CD technologies