Workplace safety and occupational health & safety
MTS pays particular attention to work-related injury and occupational disease prevention. One of the key mechanisms for the prevention of occupational injuries is the accurate, timely assessment and smart management of potential workplace risks. In 2019, the Company developed a relevant standard used by its branches in implementing preventive measures. MTS also held a series of events for contractor managers on safe working at height.
Division heads and employee representatives are involved in the monitoring and development process for annual branch-specific occupational health & safety plans for the forthcoming year, as well as in the identification of initiatives to improve working conditions and occupational health & safety based on the results of special assessments of workplace conditions.
Every year, the Company assesses the effectiveness of its occupational health & safety (OHS) management system through quantitative measures enabling objective evaluation of the OHS policy implementation. Each region is assessed individually. The assessment results are then reviewed to identify specific measures to improve and enhance OHS management.
Every year, MTS PJSC works with the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation (SIF of Russia) to secure funding for the work-related injury and occupational disease prevention, health resort treatment of employees exposed to health hazards and obtain discounts on compulsory occupational accident and disease insurance rates.