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Highlights of 44/2006
           

Created: 11/6/2006
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 44/2006



Prestigious DuPont Award for U. S. Steel Kosice

The international corporation DuPont Safety Resources, world leader in the field of occupational safety and health protection, announced last week at the international OSHP Forum in Geneva the results of its competition to find the year's best safety project. The DuPont judging committee assessed the Risk Management project developed by U. S. Steel Kosice as the best in its category, and conferred one of the DuPont Safety Awards for 2006. The Kosice steelmakers have thus credited themselves with an outstanding success in a sphere of activity which the company has been pursuing most keenly for a long time now. The Award was accepted on October 26th 2006 in Switzerland by U. S. Steel Kosice President David H. Lohr and Metalurg U. S. Steel Kosice Trades Union Council Chairman Mikulas Dula. The event was also attended by Vice-president Human Resources Miroslav Kiralvarga, GM Safety Karl G. Kocsis and Methodology and Project Coordination Section Manager Martin Demcak.

Best films from Ekotopfilm Festival in Kosice

On Friday of last week, October 27th 2006, the official announcement of results and presentation of prizes marked the end of the seven-day marathon in Bratislava of the 33rd edition of the annual international festival of specialist films Ekotopfilm 2006. The Grand Prix Ekotopfilm 2006 and SR Government Award were won by the film "Dolphin Defender" from the United States of America, and the prizes were accepted on behalf of the film-makers by the Ambassador of the USA in Slovakia Rodolphe Vallee. Altogether six main awards and fifteen secondary prizes were conferred. The main award in category A - popular-scientific films, the U. S. Steel Kosice Award, as the Company is the Festival's principal sponsor, went to a film from the Federal Republic of Germany called "Langer leben:Wild leben". This and the other award-winning films will be presented for the people of Kosice and visitors to our city to see as early as next week. The Ekotopfilm Festival 2006 takes place in Kosice from November 7th-9th in the auditorium of the historical Town Hall.

Crowds at the U. S. Steel Kosice stand

The Aula Maxima of the Technical University was the venue recently for the third in a series of events called Career Day, and this time the organizers' invitations were accepted by the best part of thirty firms, businesses involving foreign investors, consultancy companies and educational institutions. As is by now traditional, the line-up of course included U. S. Steel Kosice, and the Company's exhibition stand was exceptionally busy from early morning to late afternoon. Students were interested not only in the possibility of future employment opportunities with the steel-making firm, but also in the conditions for participation in the summer internship program, for cooperation on degree dissertations and for the Company's scholarship scheme.

Transport Division is 45 years old

The U. S. Steel Kosice Transport employees are currently celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of their division. The most rapid development of the transport infrastructure occurred in the period 1962-1966 when the works railway network was built up, with linking lines and marshalling yards serving the separate plants and ultimately creating the integrated steel-making cycle. The most important point in time historically, though, was the year 2000, when the steelworks was taken over by a strategic investor and new owner in one - the U. S. Steel Corporation.

Auditors recommend another three-year certificate for USSK

On Thursday, October 26th, the auditing team from inspection company RWTÜV Bratislava s.r.o. assessed the results of their four-day audit of the environmental management system (EMS) at U. S. Steel Kosice. The auditors reached a consensus and concluded that USSK has fulfilled all their requirements, thus entitling them to send a report to the certification center recommending issuing the Company with an EMS certificate valid for a further three years.

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