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18 march 2024

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Employees of Norilsk Nickel make suggestions to improve safety

29 march 2024

Sergey Shilenko, Deputy Director of the Polar Branch of Norilsk Nickel for Industrial Safety and Labor Protection, held an annual reception of employees to discuss issues related to the organization of production processes and workplaces, labor rules and regulations at enterprises.

During the meeting, representatives of labor collectives made proposals to improve industrial safety.

The received questions were taken into account, the heads of the company's divisions and the labor protection services of the Norilsk division were given appropriate instructions.

Employees who have identified a problem will receive feedback, even intermediate, if the issue requires a long-term solution.

All of the 35 issues previously raised during meetings with Shilenko by employees of the Polar branch of Norilsk Nickel have been resolved.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished