Issues of labor protection and environment were discussed by representatives of the group of companies “KazMunayGas”
The 20th anniversary meeting of the directors of the labor protection and environmental protection services (HSE) of the KazMunaiGas group of companies (hereinafter – KMG) was held in Aktau. The event was attended by over 140 employees responsible for compliance with environmental standards and ensuring the safety of employees of KMG and its subsidiaries. The meeting is held annually to assess the current state of safety and labor protection, their further improvement, discuss common problems and develop proposals for their solution.
Traditionally, the meeting began with a safety minute, during which a safety briefing was given to those present in the event of an emergency.
Speaking with a welcoming speech, Sholpan Ilmukhanbetova, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance of Mangistaumunaygas JSC, identified the key issues on the agenda. The importance and necessity of increasing personal responsibility in occupational safety, preventing accidents and injuries at work and reducing the negative impact of companies on the environment.
Managing Director for Occupational Health and Environment KMG Vincent Spinelli noted that 2018 was the best in terms of safety and health indicators for the past 4 years. The number of fatal cases decreased by 80% compared with 2017, injuries decreased by 32%, the number of major (vital) injuries decreased by 57%, injuries due to road accidents decreased by 47%, the number of fires in comparison from the previous year it decreased by 54%. In general, the number of days without accidents (days without harming employees, assets of the company and the environment) in the KMG group of companies increased from 96 in 2014 to 207 in 2018.
During the meeting, plans for 2019 were identified. In the area of labor protection, work will continue on building a culture of prevention of safety in the workplace and identifying unsafe working conditions. Waste management and fire safety issues also remain in sight. In addition, special control in the current year is planned to be established for contracting organizations and their compliance with HSE standards.