In 2020, our key assets, including Cherepovets Steel Mill, Severstal Metiz, Vorkutaugol, Karelsky Okatysh, Olcon, Yakovlevsky Mine and Severstal Distribution (Latvia), successfully achieved the new ISO 45001 certification. These assets represent approximately 79% of our employees. Izhora Pipe Mill, Severstal Vtorchermet and Severstal Distribution (Cherepovets) are scheduled for certification in 2021.
• All incidents are to be analysed as a combination of three contributors: Technical, Organisational (Procedural) and Behavioural
• All reportable incidents are to be assessed by a corporate Risk Assessment Matrix. Internal investigation process must be applied to both incidents resulted in injuries and to incidents with high potential to cause injury or fatality
• All internal communications to be organised as per the principle: Right information in right time to right people
• Structured information based on: risk type, lessons learnt from previous incidents, successful practices of risk control. This information to be accessible by those responsible for organising safety at work
• Communications targeting shopfloor workers: clear instructions of what actions are required to operate safely
As a part of hazard management, we analyse injuries, including micro injuries and near misses, and identify and manage risks. All our business units implemented Hazard Identification, Safe Environment and Targeted Questionnaires tools that allow identifying potential hazards, evaluating the probability of their materialisation, and manage them, all while involving our workers in addressing the safety issues.
The company also actively implements innovative technologies (computer vision, control systems, etc.). This work is focused in three areas:
We measure the efficiency of our occupational health and industrial safety initiatives using a ten-year trend in the reduction of workplace injuries.
Over the past ten years, number of injuries reduced by a factor of 2.5 , while LTIFR improved — from 1,33 to 0,65.
In 2020 we did not meet our injury reduction targets, and our difference with 2019 actuals was 3%. Olcon improved its performance slightly (from 0.63 to 0.62), while Russian Steel, Vorkutaugol and Karelsky Okatysh remained at the previous level. The lowest LTIFR was achieved in Severstal Russian Steel and Severstal Metiz (0.41 and 0.46 respectively). LTIFR across Severstal was 0.65 among our employees, and 0.7 among consolidated workforce inclusive of our contractors.
* 2016 - Severnaya mine disaster
**2019 value was adjusted (recalculated for the number of injured individuals)
* 2020 World Steel Assosiation data was not available at the time of preparation of this report.