Labor under protection

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on 28 April. Its goal is to prevent accidents and illnesses in the workplace around the world.

Anticipate the crisis and be prepared for it. This is the topic of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the entire world population in the face of unprecedented challenges posed by the virus and its multiple impacts on the world of work. This is why World Day is dedicated to strategies to strengthen national health and safety systems (OH&S) to make them more resilient to current and future crises.

Since the beginning of 2020, the pandemic has begun to take on the features of a global crisis, having a profound impact everywhere. It covered virtually every aspect of the world of work, from the risk of transmission of the virus in the workplace to the risks of OH&S that have arisen as a result of measures to counter the spread of the virus. The transition to new forms of work organization, for example, remote work, has brought workers not only many new opportunities, but also potential risks associated with labor protection. For example, psychosocial risks.

Also, World Day 2021 is dedicated to the optimization of the elements of the OH&S system. This was stipulated by the 2006 ILO Convention, which adopted a framework to promote occupational safety and health. The ILO report for World Day for Safety and Health at Work examines the importance of strengthening OH&S, including health services, both at the national and enterprise levels.

Safety at UMP

The management of the company takes the health of the plant workers and employees of contractors extremely seriously. Continuous monitoring is the observance of the mask regime and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign for the vaccination of factory workers is actively continuing.

At the end of April, 15 behavioral safety audits were conducted at the plant, 36 hazardous conditions and dangerous actions were identified.

Also, in honor of the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, from March 15 to April 15, a traditional review competition was held at the plant. Its goal is to stimulate UMP employees to more actively comply with the rules of labor safety and protection, industrial safety, prevention of industrial injuries and occupational morbidity, as well as to improve working conditions.

For active work on the prevention of industrial injuries and accidents, 28 workers were awarded, 56 Ulba residents were given gratitude.

The results of the competition were announced on April 21. For active work on the prevention of industrial injuries, gratitude was announced to the Tantalum production (first place in the first group), the Power Center (first in the second group) and the motor transport industry (first in the third group). The teams of the subdivisions were awarded with commemorative diplomas.