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Labor Protection and Industrial Safety

Labor Protection and Industrial Safety
0.08 LTIFR (for the Group in 2020)
0.012 The Fatal Injury Rate for the Group in 2020
RUB 2.265 bln Total Investments in occupational safety
74 Occupational safety committees

One of the key priorities of Inter RAO Group is the management of labor protection, industrial, fire, and environmental safety during production activities.

The main objectives of labor protection, industrial, fire, and environmental safety comprise

  • Preventing injuries and occupational diseases of employees of the companies of the Group at all stages of production processes.
  • Minimizing the negative impact on the population and environment as a result of production and business activities of the companies of the Group.
  • Preventing accidents, fires, and process breaches during the operation of process equipment, buildings, and structures of energy facilities.
  • Ensuring the creation and use of uniform requirements for the arrangement of industrial control over compliance with the labor protection and occupational safety requirements and training of employees.

The fundamental document that lays out the principles of occupational safety at the workplaces of Inter RAO is the Regulation on the Management System for the Occupational, Industrial, Fire, and Environmental Safety of Production Activities of the Inter RAO Group (hereinafter the Regulation).

Inter RAO recorded a total of six accidents in which workers were at fault and one accident in which no fault was found. Below is a list of all the types of incidents that resulted in injuries to employees of the Group’s companies:

  • Exposure to extreme temperatures – 44% (one severe accident occurred as a result of design flaws in equipment (damage to the elbow of a bypass pipe of a steam boiler due to the depletion of the durability of the metal), one minor accident as a result of the failure to check whether voltage had been switched off on all live parts before performing electrical installation work and the failure to use personal protective equipment by the victims, and one minor accident due to the unsatisfactory organization of work, the failure by the victims to use equipment that is resistant to the impact of an electric arc, and the violation of workplace and manufacturing discipline).
  • Falls from height – 14% (one fatal accident occurred as a result of the victim violating workplace discipline and a lack of control over subordinate staff).
  • Falling on a slippery surface – 14% (one minor accident occurred due to the victim following the wrong route (a road instead of a pedestrian sidewalk) and failure to take measures to treat the road with a deicing agent).

To minimize injuries, Inter RAO regularly evaluates the efficiency of the measures to prevent incidents, occupational diseases, and accidents, and also takes corrective and preventive measures, including those aimed at safety improvement. Labor protection, industrial, fire, and environmental safety management system sets forth a uniform procedure for all companies of the Group to arrange and conduct labor protection, industrial and fire safety activities including a five-stage control system that provides for the check of business units and contractors activities to ensure safety and labor protection for employees and third parties. In accordance with working conditions set forth for each facility specifically, each subsidiary and its branches have special comprehensive programs to improve the working conditions and prevent injuries.

Occupational safety training is provided in accordance with the Procedure for Occupational Safety Training and Testing the Knowledge of Occupational Safety Requirements for Employees of Organizations, which was approved by Decree No. 1/29 of the Russian Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Ministry of Education dated January 13, 2003, as well as the Rules for Work with Staff in Organizations of Electric Power Industry of the Russian Federation as approved by Ministry of Energy by Order No. 796 dated September 22, 2020. Worker training programs are free of charge for workers and are conducted both off-the-job (at training schools) and on-the-job (directly at enterprises). Employee training time is paid by the employer in the prescribed manner and is considered official work time.

Labor protection training and knowledge assessment

Labor protection training is arranged in accordance with the Procedure for labor protection training and knowledge assessment for organizations as approved by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Ministry of Education with Decree No. 1/29 dated January 13, 2003, as well as the Rules for Work with Staff in Organizations of Electric Power Industry of the Russian Federation as approved by Ministry of Energy by Order No. 796 dated September 22, 2020. The training programs for employees are free of charge and are conducted both off-site (in training centers) and on-site (at the enterprise). Time spent by the employee for training is paid by the employer subject to the applicable terms and is considered official working hours.

Other important components for identifying harmful and dangerous factors include holding talks with employees and reviewing proposals from employees and the elected body of the primary trade union organization in order to develop recommendations for improving working conditions and occupational safety. The Group’s companies have created occupational safety committees (commissions) that include an equal number of representatives of the employer and representatives of the elected body of the primary trade union organization. The committee is an integral part of the occupational safety management system and is also one of the forms whereby employees take part in occupational safety management. The Committee operates based on the principles of a social partnership. In 2020, the Company had 74 occupational safety committees, which included 655 employees, held 257 meetings, and adopted 462 decisions.