Work safety at Russian Railways four times higher than in Russia as a whole
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice President of Russian Railways, has taken part
in the strategic plenary session "Forming a Safety Culture - the Future of Occupational
Health And Safety" at the III All-Russian Labour Protection Week now being held in
Gapanovich stressed that a management system for labour and environmental protection
and industrial and fire safety at Russian Railways is in place and undergoing constant
"Today, it is especially important to pay attention to the development and implementation
of innovative projects in the field of industrial safety. The system of labour protection
management we have developed at Russian Railways makes it possible to solve systematically
the problem of reducing the level of industrial injuries. These indicators are steadily
improving. The safety level at Russian Railways is four times higher than in Russia
as a whole," said the Company Senior Vice President.
Beginning in 2010, Russian Railways started developing regulatory and methodological
documents on various types of production risks. The development of the documents and
their practical application is carried out within the framework of the MRRR system
- the management of resources, risk and reliability during the stages of the operational
The system involves an audit of labour safety at the structural divisions of Russian
Railways, which assesses the risks, including the likelihood of injury. Measures are
being developed which are necessary to improve the situation and bring the organisation
of labour protection into line with standards.
According to Valentin Gapanovich, continuous preventive work with employees creates
a positive motivation for ensuring safety in the workplace.