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Highlights of 01/2012
           

Created: 1/16/2012
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
Category: 01/2012



Excellent results for safety at work in 2011

U. S. Steel Kosice last year achieved excellent results in the field of occupational safety and health protection. Even compared to the targets set, the frequency of all injuries was successfully reduced by nearly twenty per cent. The total number of injuries was effectively reduced by nearly thirty per cent. The Company also met its target for reducing the frequency of OSHA recordable injuries.

Top managers and union leaders meet steelmakers on New Year's eve

Farewell to the old year in our Company traditionally involves top managers and union leaders meeting the employees who spend the last day of the year in the workplace. Greeting the steelmakers on Saturday evening, December 31, 2011, to thank them for their work in the past year and wish them every success in the coming twelve months, were U. S. Steel Kosice President David J. Rintoul, Vice Presidents Martin Pitorak, Mark Tabler and Elena Petraskova, OZ KOVO U. S. Steel Kosice Trade Union Council Chairman Mikulas Hintos and Trade Union Council members Juraj Antalik and Frantisek Ujlaky. Kosice City Mayor Richard Rasi also found time for a short meeting with Kosice steelmakers during his demanding program on the last day of the year.

Helping children with their learning

On the initiative of USSK President's wife Mary Rintoul and Vice President Management Services and Administration Elena Petraskova, since November of last year steelmakers have been helping the children in the Uralska Street Foster Home in Kosice with their learning. Usually on Wednesday afternoons they tackle English together with Mary Rintoul, Janice Tabler, Marla Shuttlesworth and Brandy Faulkrod, and on Thursday afternoons it's the turn of Dana Petrouski, Ann Demay, Melissa Matrazzo and Sandy Napoli to visit the children. If they need extra lessons in Slovak, physics, chemistry, biology or mathematics, members of the Women's Network Viera Hvozdikova, Petra Kralova or Lucia Hrabcakova come in to help.

Dispatch hall gets automatic doors

Since last yaer the dispatch hall of the Tin Mill in the Shipping Division has been using three vertically-moving automatic doors. Automation of the opening and closing of these doors means they do not need to be attended, and they better maintain the temperature and thus also the comfort of the employees in the hall, especially during the winter months.

Sports calendar for the year 2012

Just next Monday, January 9, the Steel Arena is the venue for the introductory matches starting off the traditional ice-hockey tournament to find the Champions of U. S. Steel Kosice. Then the competitions of the USSK Company Winter Games really get under way. On Saturday, January 21 the cross-country skiing races will be held at Kojsovska hola. The second part of the winter olympics consists of the giant slalom and snowboard races, taking place at Jahodna on Saturday, February 11.
Apart from the adult competitions there will of course also be giant slalom races for employees' children, and the traditional winter carnival is prepared for the little ones. A novelty in this 16th edition of the Company Winter Games is the extension of the age categories in cross-country skiing and giant slalom to include men up to 62 years and over 62 years of age. Competitors entering the giant slalom races will be able to train on the Jahodna piste on January 26, February 2 and 9 this year between 6 and 8 pm.
This year's sports calendar also includes the USSK Soccer Championship, which will be taking place throughout the month of May, and the competitions of the Company Summer Games will be held in September.

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