PAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, in 2020 invested about 1.2 billion rubles in measures to ensure production safety and injury prevention at the Cherepovets Steel Works (CherMK), which is comparable to 2019.
According to Evgeny Vinogradov, General Director of the Severstal Russian Steel Division and Resource Assets, among the most significant activities is the reconstruction of facilities to improve working conditions and reduce the risk of personnel injury. These are mainly sanitary and household improvements, replacement of old and installation of new lighting systems, installation and repair of fences, repair of pedestrian routes. There are about 477 such events, and their implementation required more than 582 million rubles.
The cost of providing personal protective equipment (PPE) amounted to more than 456 million rubles, with an average of 19.4 thousand rubles spent on PPE per employee. rubles. The nomenclature list of PPE approved for use includes 652 items, of which 45 were added in 2020.
“Our company is constantly and systematically working on the selection of PPE that provide both reliable protection against harmful and hazardous production factors, and and maximum comfort in use. We necessarily take into account the feedback of workers when testing new types of PPE and stay at the most suitable positions, ”emphasizes Evgeny Vinogradov.
New PPE for hands has been introduced at Cherepovets Steel Mill from cutting with sharp metal edges; protective glasses with diamond-plated, scratch-resistant; about 20 new PPE falling from a height; high visibility insulated suits; boots for electrical staff and new insulated boots for transport workers; alternative models of respiratory protection, etc.
“Due to the current epidemiological situation in 2020, the company faced difficulties in providing respirators. In December last year, we launched our own line for the production of respirators, which will produce PPE for respiratory organs both for protection against COVID and for industrial purposes, ”adds Evgeny Vinogradov.