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Highlights of 51/2005
           

Created: 12/19/2005
Author: Compiled by: Andy BILLINGHAMKamila DEMKOVA
Category: 51/2005



Professionals work safely

On Thursday of last week the Metallurgical Vocational School in Kosice-Saca was the venue for the judging of the final round of the "Professionals work safely" project, attended by U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr. The takers of the best photographs and the authors of the best articles were awarded prizes. The aim of this project is to promote education of young people in secondary schools focusing on safety in general, and it will be continuing next year as well.

"Wishing Tree" hopes are fulfilled

On the initiative of the USSK President's wife Susan Lohr, from November 21st to December 2nd four "Wishing Trees" were set up around the U. S. Steel Kosice premises, hung with small cards bearing the particular wishes of children from specific children's homes in the East Slovakian region. This project met with considerable interest among the employees of U. S. Steel Kosice and its subsidiary companies. In the two designated collection points, the Public Affairs building and the "Autumn of Life" civic association senior citizens' club, new presents accumulated day by day - toys, books and clothes brought in by the employees of USSK and its subsidiaries.
Many of them returned several times bringing extra presents for the children living in the homes. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week the gifts were taken personally by Susan Lohr to the Crisis Center on Adlerova Street in Kosice and to the children's homes in Cana, Ždana, Stós, Mlynky Biele Vody, Spissky Stiavnik, Velke Kapusany and Michalovce. Reports from her visits to these homes are presented in today's issue of Ocel Vychodu. Susan Lohr also expressed her gratitude to all those who contributed gifts for the children in the homes, as well as to those who shared in organizing the project.

Gold Real Man Prize

On Thursday of last week, December 15th, U. S. Steel Kosice was awarded a prize by the Real Man Slovakia non-governmental organization, a member of the European Forum for Male Health based in Brussels - the Gold Real Man Prize. At the ceremonial dinner attended by more than 150 invited guests including USSK Vice-president Human Resources Miroslav Kiralvarga and Vice-president Employee Relations and Compensation Martin Pitorak, their wives and other managers, the award was accepted by Company President David H. Lohr. The Real Man Slovakia organization awarded this prize to U. S. Steel Kosice for the achievement of raising male preventive health to a high standard. The Company understands prevention as involving not only routine check-ups but the whole of male health as such.

Energoservis successful in external quality audit

One of U. S. Steel Kosice's subsidiary companies, Energoservis a.s., has successfully undergone an external audit of its quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2000. This means that the company has fulfilled all the preconditions and criteria to be issued with a quality certificate in the field of installation, repair and maintenance of special technical (gas and pressure) equipment and repair of technological (water management) equipment. The German certification company RW CUD will be presenting the certificate in January next year.

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