OEMK announces construction of chapel to honour steelworkers
OEMK (part of Metalloinvest) has announced that a chapel will be built on the grounds of the enterprise to honour the lives of employees who have passed away.
The idea was proposed by Andrey Varichev, CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest, who commissioned the building of the chapel to commemorate the recent passing of Alexander Tishchenko, Chief Engineer and OEMK Managing Director, as well as other distinguished steelworkers.
Speaking at the commemorative laying of the chapel’s foundations on the 23rd February 2019, Andrey Varichev said: “Today marks 40 days since the tragic death of Alexander Tishchenko. Alexander was a sincere and honest individual, a pious Christian, who led an exemplary life. We will aspire to live by his example, which is set in our hearts and memories.”
Alexander Tishchenko dedicated over 40 years of his life to mining and worked at OEMK for 15 years. Over this time, he rose from Deputy Chief Engineer to Managing Director of OEMK. Thanks to Alexander Tishchenko’s experience and knowledge, new types of steel have been developed at OEMK and the production of high-quality steel increased by 1.5 times. In 2001, Alexander Tishchenko was awarded the title of ‘Distinguished Metallurgist’. Later, in 2010, he was named ‘Honourable Metallurgist of the Russian Federation’ and in 2014 as ‘Honourable Worker of Metalloinvest’.
Andrey Ugarov, First Deputy CEO, COO, Management Company Metalloinvest, added: “The chapel is dedicated to the commemoration of Alexander Tishchenko and all OEMK steelworkers who are no longer with us. The main priority for Metalloinvest will always be the life and health of its employees and occupational and industrial safety is given the highest precedence at our enterprises. The core strategic objective of the Company remains unchanged – reducing industrial injuries to zero.”
All of Metalloinvest’s enterprises provide training in workplace safety and undergo regular HSE audits for the compliance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007. The Company conducts regular assessment of working conditions, ensuring the quality control of boiler suits and that personal protective equipment is worn at all times, as well as preliminary and periodic medical examinations of its employees. Metalloinvest regularly modernises its technologies and equipment and implements programmes on labour protection. The Company has adopted policies in the field of industrial safety and labour protection, as well as requirements for labour protection and industrial safety.back to news list