Andy BILLIGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA, Jan BACA
No injury for 365 days
At an informal lunch on July 17, George Babcoke and Matt Perkins met managers from the Pipe and Radiator Division at USSK to congratulate them on working with no
injury for more than one year. This division is the second at USSK to reach this positive result this year. What is more, part of the Secondary Metallurgical Division is the Radiator Plant where
more than 250 employees have not seen any injury since April 2005! The biggest improvement has been made in the pipes shipment area. All the managers were asked by George and Matt to pass on the
congratulation to every other employee in their workshops, because as we say, safety is personal responsibility, but such achievement is the success of each employee. The informal lunch format,
seems to be the right place not only to celebrate but also to exchange and collect new ideas and improvements. This group around George and Matt on the first page of the company paper holding the
logo Safety 1st will remind all of colleagues that the goal Zero Injuries is achievable.
Kosice Mayor meets U. S. Steel Kosice President
Last Thursday, July 17th, on Company premises, U. S. Steel Kosice President George F. Babcoke had a meeting with the Mayor of the City of Kosice Frantisek
Knapik, who gave him a copy of the campaign plans for the city's candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture 2013. Together with "Kosice 2013" project manager Marek Kolarcik, the Mayor
informed the President of the steel company, which has supported many of the city's cultural events and institutions over the past eight years, about progress of the work on this project to date.
Kosice has gone forward into the second round of the candidate selection process, which will be taking place in September of this year.
First e-learning courses for office staff soon
In line with the Company's policy of development and continuous improvement in employees' education, U. S. Steel Kosice is diversifying the form of
instruction in several courses. In cooperation with the relevant specialist departments, the staff of GM HR Sourcing and Development have prepared e-learning training programs for office staff
covering the quality management system, the environmental management system, fire prevention, and tutorials for the regular tests of familiarity with occupational safety and health regulations.
Several short courses are also being prepared in the area of managerial training, on topics such as Time and Priority Management, Problem-solving and Decision-making, or Presentation Skills.