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Mining and steel production are typically associated with high levels of occupational hazards, which is why the Group prioritises the safety of our employees and contractors. The key areas of the Group’s approach to managing occupational health and safety comprise developing a culture of safety among employees and contractors, complying with all applicable legislation and monitoring and managing risk factors.

Health, safety and environment (HSE) management forms an integral part of our business, from strategic decision-making to operational activities. This includes continuously improving processes, management approaches and control systems, as well as providing a unified reporting structure, principles and policies.

EVRAZ HSE principles

HSE principles
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Occupational health and safety (OHS) forms a core part of EVRAZ’s sustainability activities and long-term success. The Group’s strategic goal is to achieve a zero occupational injury rate by constantly making improvements to the health and safety management system. In 2018, the Health and Safety Directorate revised EVRAZ’s Cardinal Safety Rules, which are mandatory for everyone working at or visiting the Group’s operations.

EVRAZ holds a certificate of compliance with international standards for occupational health and safety: the major metallurgical companies of the Group are certified under OHSAS 18001:2007. In addition, EVRAZ entities have completed the pre-registration and registration procedures for chemical products in accordance with the REACH regulation that promotes human health and the environmental goals.

In 2018, the Group focused on two key new safety initiatives: the contractor safety programme and HSE performance assessment for operations managers.

The key document that EVRAZ's HSE policy is based on is The Health, Safety and Environment Policy

See more in the “Health, safety, and environment governance” section of the Sustainability Report 2018.