Occupational, environmental, industrial and radiation safety

Occupational, environmental, industrial, nuclear and radiation safety at production facilities of the nuclear sector are top priorities in the activity of NAC Kazatomprom JSC.

Occupational and industrial safety

On an ongoing basis, the Company enterprises develop and implement comprehensive organizational, technical and sanitary measures to ensure occupational safety and health at work.

Kazatomprom holds a unique position among other mining companies, producing the whole volume of uranium using ISR technology.

This allows the Company to demonstrate outstanding results in the field of occupational safety and health. Kazatomprom demonstrates the best LTIFR among the companies in the mining industry.

The work is aligned to ensure safe work conditions and reduce accident injury rates in the workplace.

 

1,19 billion.

More than 1.19 billion tenge was provided for the environmental protection measures.

 

43.000

More than 43,000 seedlings of trees and shrubs were planted in the uranium mining regions.

As a result of the taken measures, the labor and occupational safety was improved at the enterprises of JSC "NAC " Kazatomprom ".  During of inspections in 2014, it was found out that the revealed violations of labor protection requirements and industrial safety at 28% less than the same period of 2013.

National Atomic Company pays a special attention to ensure industrial, nuclear and radiation safety.

Production activity at the enterprises of JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom " is conducted in compliance with all necessary requirements for nuclear and radiation safety under the constant supervision of the state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the IAEA.

The company regularly carries out work on the improvement of security measures at the facilities - training, certification and coaching staff. There is a daily monitoring of the level of radiation impact on personnel. The taken measures make it possible to maintain a state of nuclear and radiation safety at the high-level.

 

Certification

All of the Company's subsidiaries have implemented (with the further certification) environmental management systems that comply with the international standard ISO 14001, and occupational health and safety management systems in accordance with the international standard OHSAS 18001.

 

All workers in production are provided with personal protective equipment and safety devices in accordance with the applicable regulations.

The initial, pre-shift and periodic medical examinations of employees are conducted on a regular basis.

Radiation safety

The National Atomic Company pays special attention to ensuring nuclear and radiation safety. Kazatomprom enterprises carry out the production activities complying with all the requirements for nuclear and radiation safety, under the permanent control of state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and IAEA.

The company constantly works to improve security measures at the facilities.

Daily monitoring

The facilities monitor the level of radiation exposure on a daily basis.

The measures taken allow to maintain a high level of nuclear and radiation safety at the  enterprises.

Environmental protection

Environmental protection in NAC Kazatomprom JSC is ensured through the compliance with all requirements of national legislation and international commitments.

The main tasks of the Company are preservation, rational use and reproduction of natural resources, as well as environmental friendliness.

As part of environmental safety, the enterprises work on improvement of waste management and radiation control, reconstruction of treatment facilities, monitoring the state of the environment, introduction of new approaches in the environmental management system.

KZT 9.1 billion

In 2017, KZT 9.1 billion was spent on occupational and environmental measures.

In 2017, there was a 10% reduction in emissions, compared to 2016; the volume of pollutant discharges decreased by 30%, and waste generation increased by 57% due to the increased production.

A distinctive feature of the Company's production activities is the minimal impact on the environment. Technological processes of extraction of uranium, beryllium, tantalum and niobium allow to maximally limit their hit in the environment. At Kazatomprom enterprises, uranium is extracted using in-situ recovery method, which is environmentally friendly and a safe way to develop the field.