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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

KazTransOil JSC, being the national operator of the main oil pipeline and the largest pipeline company in the Republic of Kazakhstan, realizing the potential danger of possible negative impact of its activities on employees and the environment, determined that the life and health of employees, as well as minimizing environmental impact, are the highest value in relation to production activities.
 
KazTransOil JSC provides employment for more than six thousand people in different regions of the country, investing heavily in the organization of protection of its employees, ensuring a high work culture of production and developing social responsibility of business, which is indicated by successfully operating systems in the field of quality, ecology, health and safety that meet the requirements of international standards ISO 45001:2018.
 
The activities of KazTransOil JSC in the field of occupational safety and health are conducted in strict accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as other regulatory documents regulating the rules and instructions on occupational safety and health.
 
One of the determining factors of the productive development of KazTransOil JSC is the high obligations assumed by the company in terms of protecting the life and health of employees and ensuring safe working conditions. In this regard, a large number of measures aimed at improving and improving working conditions, preventing occupational injuries and occupational diseases are planned and implemented annually. Comprehensive work is underway aimed at reducing the negative impact of hazardous production factors.
 
Special attention is paid to the process of risk management in the field of occupational safety and health when planning activities. Thus, in all structural divisions of the Company, hazards are systematically updated and risks are assessed in the field of occupational safety and health, according to the results of which high risks are identified and measures to reduce them are developed. Financing of these activities is of priority importance in the formation of the business plan of KazTransOil JSC.
 
Employees engaged in high-risk jobs, machines and mechanisms undergo mandatory pre-shift medical examination. Pre-shift medical examinations are provided at all production facilities of the Company, including those located far from populated areas, as well as where the work process is carried out on a shift basis. For these purposes, as well as in order to provide high-quality medical care to workers at the Company's production facilities, medical centers have been established, staffed in accordance with the requirements of health standards.
 
KazTransOil JSC provides protection of the property interests of employees through the conclusion of compulsory insurance contracts for employees against accidents in the performance of their work (official) duties.

In order to increase the efficiency of KazTransOil JSC's activities in the field of occupational safety and health, the Company maintains a transparent system of external and internal communications aimed at advising employees and achieving the strategic goals of KazTransOil JSC.
 
In 2020, KazTransOil JSC carried out extensive work on the transition from the occupational safety and health management system that meets the requirements of the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007 to the occupational safety and health management system that meets the requirements of the international standard 45001:2018 «Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Requirements and recommendations for use», which was confirmed by obtaining the appropriate certificate.
 
According to the results of the inspection audit conducted by the SGS SA audit company, the health and safety management system of KazTransOil JSC was positively evaluated and certified as meeting the requirements of the new international standard ISO 45001:2018 «Occupational health and safety Management System. Requirements and guidelines for their application».
 
The implementation of the requirements of this standard in KazTransOil JSC will contribute to improving the effectiveness of measures to ensure safe working conditions, prevent accidents, prevent occupational morbidity, strengthen the health of employees, and also focuses on leadership and involvement in building safety and labor protection systems for each employee.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

KazTransOil JSC, being a key element of the energy industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, defines environmental protection as its highest and constant priority, ensuring a high level of environmental safety of oil transportation processes through main oil pipelines.
 
KazTransOil JSC is fully aware of the potential danger of possible negative impact from production activities on the environment and is ready to ensure the highest level of environmental safety and environmental protection.
 
KazTransOil JSC carries out production activities in accordance with the environmental legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as in accordance with regulatory and licensing documentation agreed with the authorized body in the field of environmental protection.
 
The priority tasks in the field of environmental protection are the preservation of a favorable natural environment. In order to comply with high international standards, KazTransOil JSC has implemented management systems that meet the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015.
 
The existing management system is constantly being improved through the timely development of a plan of corrective and preventive measures and the updating of corporate regulations in the field of production process management, environmental protection and environmental safety.
 
An important component of the preventive measures system is industrial environmental monitoring, which is a fairly extensive environmental monitoring system. KazTransOil JSC continuously monitors the conditions of atmospheric air, soils, surface, underground and wastewater on the territory of production facilities.
 
Environmental protection activities at KazTransOil JSC are conducted in accordance with the limits and conditions set out in the environmental permit into the environment (emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, discharges of pollutants from wastewater, disposal of industrial waste).
 
Work has continued on the restoration of historically polluted lands along the Uzen – Atyrau – Samara oil trunk pipeline according to the project «Reclamation of disturbed lands at facilities (main oil pipelines)». In 2020, 4 hectares of disturbed land were restored. These measures make it possible to return previously violated territories to use, including for agriculture.
 
KazTransOil JSC pays great attention to the issues of personnel training, improvement of environmental culture, educational and professional level of personnel in the field of rational use of natural resources, environmental protection and environmental safety.

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

The work of KazTransOil JSC in the field of industrial safety is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and regulatory and technical documents regulating the requirements for ensuring industrial safety at hazardous production facilities (hereinafter - HPF).
 
In order to carry out production control at the HPF, the Regulation on Production Control over Compliance with Industrial Safety Requirements at Hazardous Production Facilities of KazTransOil JSC was developed and approved by the decision of the Board of KazTransOil JSC.
 
This Regulation applies to separate structural divisions and structural divisions of the central office of KazTransOil JSC.
 
The main principle of production control in KazTransOil JSC is to conduct regular internal inspections at different levels of management. To this end, the Company has established a three-level verification of compliance with industrial safety requirements and issued orders on the establishment of appropriate commissions.
 
Based on the results of the work of the commissions and the violations identified, action plans are drawn up to eliminate and prevent violations. Control is carried out based on the results of internal inspections of compliance with industrial safety requirements.
 
According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On Civil Protection», one of the main requirements for ensuring industrial safety is the declaration of HPF.
 
The Declaration of Industrial Safety of JSC KazTransOil is kept up to date in order to assess the sufficiency and effectiveness of measures to ensure industrial safety and protect the population from harmful production factors, based on the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
At the same time, KazTransOil JSC carries out systematic work on production control and monitoring of the technical condition of technical devices, buildings and structures operated at the Company's HPF.
 
The subject of this event is the timely inspection and diagnosis of industrial buildings and technological structures, technical inspection and examination of technical devices, as well as the availability of permits for the use of technologies, dangerous technical devices, by means of the SAP system MRO module.
 
Work is carried out and control over the timely receipt and extension of certificates for the right to carry out work in the field of industrial safety in the state authorized body in the field of industrial safety of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
 
Measures are also being taken and control over the passage of training and instruction, retraining, and knowledge testing on industrial safety issues for employees of KazTransOil JSC.

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