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Highlights of 45/2004
           

Created: 11/8/2004
Author: Compiled by: Andy BILLINGHAM Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 45/2004



Dia Day U. S. Steel Kosice

U. S. Steel Kosice and the company Johnson&Johnson, in cooperation with the Kosice branch of the Slovak Diabetics' Union and the associated health insurance company Sideria-Istota, are preparing an event to mark World Diabetics' Day, which is on November 14th, focusing on the prevention and early diagnosis of diabetes, to be called Dia Day U. S. Steel Kosice.
Next week on November 15th and 16th, and again on November 18th and 19th, Company employees will be able to have their glycemia (blood sugar) level measured free of charge, and former steelworkers will get the same opportunity at the pensioners' club run by the Jesen zivota (Autumn of Life) civic association. For already-diagnosed type 2 diabetics among the employees of U. S. Steel Kosice, the firm Johnson&Johnson has decided to provide OT Profile glucometers at an extra-special price - 1200 Sk. A new OT Ultra glucometer will also be presented as a complement to the health-care equipment in the U. S. Steel Kosice rescue vehicle.

How to manage projects

The Hrabina Hotel at Bukovec was the venue recently for an interesting event - two training courses on how to manage projects. These courses were organized by and for the staff of GM Engineering Activities, but they were also attended by managers from other fields of work. There were lectures by William J. Pinkerton from the USA, who also talked to Ocel Vychodu about his participation in the Apollo space program.

New exhibition at U. S. Steel Kosice Gallery

Contrasts - this is the name of the latest exhibition in U. S. Steel Kosice Gallery, presenting two more Kosice artists - Ervin Braun and Ladislav Skovran. The official opening on November 4th, attended by a large audience, was conducted by U. S. Steel Kosice Public Affairs Director Jan Baca.

International conference

On Friday of last week, November 5th, the Ferrocentrum Social Center in Kosice hosted an international conference by the name of "Youth, Specialization, Career Choice", which was organized for the sixth time now by the Secondary Metallurgical School in Kosice and the Hutnik (Steelmaker) civic association.
The conference was attended by secondary school teachers from Slovakia, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic, representatives of the Faculty of Metallurgy at the Technical University in Kosice, the regional education authority and the pedagogical-psychological advisory center. The Metallurgy School's partner in the industrial sphere, U. S. Steel Kosice, was represented by Vice-president Personnel and Organization Martin Pitorak and Personnel Service and Education Unit Director Milan Polca.

Another steelman among the top ten managers

Every year the Slovak Quality Society organizes a meeting for quality specialists as part of the conference marking European Quality Week and World Quality Day. The eleventh annual edition of this international conference is being held in Zilina on November 10th and 11th this year. The conference will also feature the grand announcement of results in the third annual competition called 10 TOP quality managers in 2004.
Ocel Vychodu has heard from SQS central office that our three prize-winning employees from previous years' competitions have been joined this year by Andrej Sabol, head of the EMS Development section in the QMS Director's Department, who fulfilled the demanding competition criteria and participated with his own personal input into the building of the environmental management system and ongoing creation of the corporate image of U. S. Steel Kosice, s.r.o.

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