Transneft Upper Volga has reviewed preliminary results of its work in the field of industrial safety and occupational health in 2020. RUB 241 million were allocated to ensuring occupational health and preserving the health of Transneft Upper Volga employees. Much attention was paid to monitoring and improving the condition of equipment and devices for the safe operations’ conduct.
Under the threat of the spread of the coronavirus infection, all necessary epidemiological measures are being followed at the company. Employees undergo daily entrance thermometry control with a non-contact infrared thermometre. Cleaning of office and amenity premises, disinfection of vehicles are carried out as per schedule.
During the year, 4.7 thousand periodic medical examinations and vaccinations of 1.8 thousand employees were carried out. The company purchased personal protective equipment, special clothing and footwear totaling to RUB 114 million for its employees. Treatment and prevention, as well as technical measures were financed in the amount of RUB 10.5 million and RUB 75 million, respectively.
Last year, Transneft Upper Volga organised theoretical and practical training in the field of occupational health for 1500 employees. The educational process was carried out remotely, otherwise, compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological standards and regulations was ensured.
Themed events like Occupational Health Days and contests are carried out on a regular basis at all Transneft Upper Volga’s branches. The goal was to attract the employees’ attention to the need to comply with occupational health management system standards, reduce occupational injuries and diseases, improve working conditions, as well as to promote positive industrial practices.
In 2020, an external surveillance audit of occupational health management system was completed at Transneft Upper Volga. Based on the audit’s results, the system’s compliance with the requirements of international standards was confirmed, and it was decided to issue a certificate of the system’s compliance with the new ISO 45001:2018 international standard.
In 2020, the result of the work in the field of industrial safety was the absence of accidents and incidents at hazardous operating facilities of Transneft Upper Volga.
Since 2009, Transneft Upper Volga has had an occupational health management system. Measures are taken regularly to develop the culture of safety, improve working conditions and increase the competence of specialists involved in ensuring occupational health. The results of this work are assessed annually when conducting external audits for compliance with the occupational health management system.