At Lebedinsky GOK maximum preventive measures are taken in connection with the threat of a new coronavirus infection. It should be noted that in order to minimize the risks of infection in crowded places, Metalloinvest in its enterprises turned off mass breath testing systems (ASOPA). However, in pursuance of the law, for certain categories of workers, the passage of pre- and post-shift medical examinations in the ASMO offices remains mandatory.
Now, at Lebedinsky GOK, all workers during individual breath testing will use individual mouthpieces, which will further increase the distance between the person and the equipment. Sterile plastic tubes made of medical plastic must be thoroughly disinfected before reuse in the ASMO cabinets.
It looks like an individual mouthpiece
Photo: provided by the press service of Lebedinsky GOK
It is important to know that the procedure for passing pre-shift and post-shift medical examinations is not the employer's whim, but the norms of Russian law enshrined in the labor code. Throughout the civilized world, this necessary measure of industrial safety has proven its high efficiency.
Mandatory alcohol metering applies to people working underground; whose activities are associated with hazardous production; management of railway and other modes of transport, where the loss of control entails irreparable consequences.