Alrosa has announced that Igor Simonov has been appointed the company’s deputy chief operating officer for health and safety. The role includes working to reduce occupational injuries and embedding safety into the corporate culture.
Simonov joins Alrosa with a wide range of experience developing health and safety practices at major metals and mining companies. Until 2019, he was the head of occupational health, safety, and environment at JSC Severstal Management. Prior to working with Severstal, he headed up the industrial health and safety department at Metalloinvest. And before that, he was in charge of industrial health and safety at Murmansk Commercial Seaport PJSC and CJSC North-West Phosphorous Co.
“Prevention of accidents and emergencies is one of Alrosa’s strategic priorities,” said Sergey Ivanov, chief executive officer, in a statement. “In 2019, Alrosa spent about RUB 800 million to finance relevant programs. Harsh climate and numerous hazardous production facilities require a comprehensive approach to cover all issues of occupational health and safety management. Igor has extensive production experience and understands well the operational nuances of a mining company, and his knowledge and expertise will be in demand in our company.”Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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