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Highlights of 02/2015

Created: 2/11/2015
Author: Translated by: Andy BILLINGHAM
Category: 02/2015

U. S. Steel Corporation President and CEO Mario Longhi and Senior Vice President Tubular Business David J. Rintoul visit U. S. Steel Kosice

During the second week of this year we welcomed among us two representatives of United States Steel Corporation top management, President and CEO Mario Longhi and Senior Vice President Tubular Business David J. Rintoul. The executives used their two-day stay here for a meeting with the wider leadership of the Kosice steelmaking company and taking a plant tour in the operations of the Radiators and Pipes Division, and they also accepted invitations to the U. S. Steel Kosice Annual Ball. At the traditional New Year meeting the Corporation's highest representative praised among other things the approach of the local workforce to the Carnegie Way project, pointing out that the Corporation's aim is to create long-lasting values in a sustainable manner.

How to increase employees' engagement with the goals of occupational safety

Occupational safety has always been and always will be the primary and key value at U. S. Steel Kosice. We draw up new goals every year for improving the results in this area. Incidents involving and not involving injury are investigated and monitored, and remedial measures are implemented, for example safe working procedures, and audits, inspections and training sessions are organized to ensure that risky events are not repeated, says USSK General Manager Occupational Safety and Hygiene and REACH Mark Thomas Salo. But how can such incidents and injuries be prevented? The answer is the active engagement of every employee in the occupational safety process. Engagement means active involvement, and to increase the opportunities for employees' engagement the Company has developed measurable goals. These goals will help us to achieve a better standard of results in the area of occupational safety on the way to our ultimate goal of zero injuries.

Our employees among the five best in Europe

Production of steel in an oxygen converter for use in the construction industry with the required quality and with the lowest possibly costs: this was the task for the competitors in the regional championships of the world-wide 24-hour competition known as the Virtual Steelmaking Challenge, which took place on December 17 and 18 last year. These championships were entered by eight young graduate steelmakers from U. S. Steel Kosice. The competition in this edition of the Challenge was unusually tough, with a total of 1566 teams and 1922 individuals representing 34 different countries. Our two pairs both finished among the best five in the Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. Marcel Piko and Ladislav Karaffa from the Steel Plants Division took fourth place, and Ondrej Tóth from the Cold Rolling Mill Division together with Patrik Farkas from the Blast Furnaces Division took fifth place. A team from over the ocean was also successful, with Nichole Asermely and Adam Burkett from U. S. Steel in Pittsburgh taking fifth place in the North and South Americas Region.

Collected money will help the development of public-benefit activities

In December of last year, 18 non-profit partner organizations got the opportunity to present their activities to the public in the U. S. Steel Kosice Charity Hut, and through voluntary fund-raising to gain financial resources for the further development of their public-benefit activities. The proceeds from this fund-raising are the highest in the history of the Charity Hut so far, for between December 5 and 22 the non-profit organizations managed to collect a total of 10 272.66 euros.


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