News

12 December 2007

NLMK’s occupational Health and Safety Management System meets international standards

NLMK has successfully passed a certification audit to comply with the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007 "Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems”.

The audit, which was performed by Bureau Veritas Certification, the international certification body, included benchmarking the Company’s current management system against international best practice of establishing and operating occupational health and safety management systems.

The auditors have confirmed that the OHS management system at NLMK's main production site in Lipetsk meets the relevant international standard.

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The international standard OHSAS 18001 is designed to establish OHS management systems in a company as a constituent part of the general management system. It aims to mitigate occupational risks for the employees.

NLMK seeks to continuously improve its labor protection performance by enhancing the safety of its operations and encouraging its employees to comply with OHS requirements. All accident prevention measures are in line with the Regulations on Occupational Health and Safety as well as other applicable Russian regulations. The accident rate at NLMK has been reduced by 15% over the last five years.