Safety at Work Principles

OKD, a. s. Safety at Work Principles

    • Observe all laws, public notices, regulations, and other legislation and instructions relating to safety at work and the health protection at work.
    • Seek out, evaluate, assess, and eliminate all potential dangers having regard to the risks they might pose to human life and to the safety of employees.
    • Systematically monitor all management and control relating to safety at work and to health protection at work.
    • Maintain the policy of procuring new technologies mainly with regard to ensuring safety at work for the employees and to mitigating work-related risks.
    • Encourage all employees to be more perceptive of risks and more keenly aware of their responsibility for their own safety as well as for the safety of their co-workers.
    • Cooperate with trade union bodies toward accomplishing all the tasks set out in the area of safety at work and health protection at work, making joint efforts at the same time to ensure observance by all employees of their obligations as laid down in the Labor Code, the Collective Agreement, and any safety regulations.
    • Cast around for any further potential improvements, based on the results achieved in pursuing the safety-at-work and health-protection policy.

To meet OKD's objectives in the area of safety at work, we shall focus on the following tasks:

  1. Modernize the Corporation's production equipment. In the procurement of new technologies, accord preference to those suppliers who meet the most stringent safety criteria.
  2. Involve all employees in tackling the issues of safety at work and health protection. Every single employee has to pay the utmost attention to his own safety and health as well as to the health of any other individuals who may be affected by his actions. It is all employees' personal responsibility to observe the safety rules applicable to their place of work.
  3. Provide all employees, free of charge, with personal protection aids approved by the pertinent authorized testing laboratory.
  4. When selecting supplier organizations, one of the fundamental requirements has to be their capability to adhere to the OKD safety and health protection standards.
  5. Machinery and technical equipment and installations can only be commissioned for operation after having met all applicable regulations and passed all prescribed tests, inspections, and revisions.
  6. Provide systematic training to all employees. A thorough acquaintance with safety at work and health protection regulations constitutes a component part of the qualifications required of any employee.
  7. In implementing the corporate safety policy, take organizations of the trade unions as equal partners.
  8. Upgrade preventive maintenance of machinery and equipment, and apply thorough checks to ensure that all measures adopted in the area of risk prevention are observed.
  9. Anticipate new and potential risks.
  10. In all kinds of activity, observe all applicable laws, public notices, and regulations relating to safety at work and health protection at work.