Welcome Letters 2013
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan I want to welcome the visitors and participants of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition - KIOSH-2013, dated to the World Day for Safety and Health at work.
Every year on the 28th of April, Kazakhstan traditionally celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at work under the aegis of the International Labor Organization (ILO). In our country it has been celebrated since 2003 and serves as the unique status indicator and identification of perspectives in the comprehensive improvement of completive work in Occupational Safety.
That is why today, the World Day for Safety and Health eve, in solidarity with the world community, we pay tribute to the memory of workers affected in the workplace, encourage and promote the measures of labor culture and its protection.
ILO data reflects the existence of the major problems in the field of Occupational Safety. Every year, there are approximately 270 million occupational accidents and 160 million occupational diseases registered, which claim the lives of more than two million people in the world. This has a significant impact on health and well-being of many workers and their family members. Because of this reason, the four percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of the world economy is lost.
Unfortunately, these losses take place in Kazakhstan also. There are more than 500,000 workers that are employed in hazardous working conditions in the country. Every year, more than two thousand accidents happen with the result of approximately three hundred fatalities.
Regarding this fact, at present because of the implementation of the social modernization tasks (formation of an effective model of labor relations) and the "Strategy" Kazakhstan -2050 "President's message: a new political course of the established state" (new principles of social policy - social security and personal responsibility) integrated approach has been developing in order to ensure the security and safety of workers.
International Conference and Exhibition KIOSH-2013, is undoubtedly one of the key events in Kazakhstan, which promotes circulation due attention to the problems of health and safety in all sectors of the economy.
We invite the domestic and foreign representatives to participate in the fields of health and safety, in order to discuss and demonstrate the innovative achievements in developing the workers personal protective equipment, providing the training programs and workshops, producing and applying the latest technical developments.
We are confident that this conference will be a dialogue platform in order to resolve the issues and problems in the field of labor protection and industrial security.
We wish all the visitor and exhibitors to achieve their goals, to have an effective work and meet the new business partners.
Abdenov Serik Sakbaldiyevich
Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear Conference Participants!
On behalf of Kazakhmys, I am delighted to welcome you at the third international health and safety conference KIOSH-2013. Every year we get together here to discuss the most important issue of our operations – the health and safety of our people.
This subject is becoming increasingly topical, reminding us of the need to review the entire system of industrial safety: in addition to the traditionally great attention to the issues of elimination of possible consequences, we must pay more attention to the minimization of potential hazards and risks, avoid the smallest possibility of incidents, thereby striving for a zero injury rate.
A particular focus is currently given to the modernization and overhaul of machines and the equipment, introduction of leading modern and safer technologies and processes, as well as the review of internal standards and policies.
At Kazakhmys, we are making a great effort to change the behavior and encourage a responsible attitude to the safety of each employee. We hope to achieve that by providing training in behavioral safety audit execution, risk assessment in work places, implementation of industrial safety innovations, as well as investigation of incidents, which enables us to analyze the results, in order to draw lessons and prevent recurrence of accidents.
At present, businesses have to compete with each other in the area of financial, production and other performance indicators. Safety is, probably, one of the few aspects of business activity, where there is no place for competition. Safety of our people is our common priority. We need to have an opportunity to discuss openly our successes and difficulties, share best practices. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the organizers of KIOSH 2013 for providing a good platform for these purposes.
I wish the participants of the conference successful work at the Conference and safe production activity!
Chief Executive Officer
Kazakhmys Corporation LLC
On behalf of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation I would like to warmly welcome all the participants of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition KIOSH-2013!
The number of the Conference delegates and KIOSH visitors increases every year. It means that enterprises and organizations started paying greater attention to occupational safety and health.
Along with the majority of the world's best mining and metallurgical companies we have achieved substantial success in development and implementation of our own occupational safety and health program. We have involved significant financial investments in rehabilitation and have implemented ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 management systems. If earlier we adhered to 'No casualties' principle, then our today's slogan is 'No injuries'. Our position is providing assistance, forcing and, sometimes, even provoking changes in occupational safety and health sphere instead of ignoring the problem.
ENRC has voluntarily prepared report on casualties, related and non-related with occupational activities of all the subdivisions including subcontractors. We are working under the program based on risk assessment and implementing corresponding business processes and control systems. I am glad to announce that Cultural Evolution in Sustainability Project, initiated by ENRC, had become a finalist of prestigious DuPont prize in occupational safety and sustainable development in category E 'Safety Culture and Sustainable Development'.
KIOSH is a unique platform for discussion of vital issues, exchange of experience and making specific solutions. I wish all the participants to have fruitful work, to get meaningful ideas and their practical implementation on the way to our common goal – decrease of injury and casualty rate!
ENRC PLC Chief Executive Officer
Dear Exhibitors and Guests of the 3rd KIOSH 2013 Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition!
I welcome you on behalf of Allies Industrial Group, one ofKazakhstan's domestic market top leaders in the area of occupational safety and health providing a full range of services from consulting and training, development and implementation of corporate standards to production and supply of personal and collective protection equipment.
The company's main objective is to minimize injuries and accidents at all industrial enterprises through the introduction of modern procedures, standards, and products meeting international and
Kazakhstan requirements with due account of the best international practices. In achieving this global goal we tackle other strategic tasks as well, specifically: we analyze and assess current standards and procedures, select appropriate risk level protection equipment, develop relevant corrections and updates within the company, and hold training seminars on the products we offer.
KIOSH 2013 offers excellent opportunities to exchange expertise in the field of occupational
safety, get familiarised with the latest achievements in the sphere of industrial safety made
by leading manufacturer experts, and build partnerships.
We are open for cooperation and wish you a zero injury rate and success in all your
Allies Industrial LLP
Dear participants of the Conference!
On behalf of 3M I would like to welcome you to the Third International Conference on industrial safety and labor protection, KIOSH.
The Conference is held in the period of active country development. And approaching the time of the accession of Kazakhstan to the World Trade Organization makes important the issue of safety and health of workers for employers. Issue of preserving life and health of citizens shall be a priority in the social policy of the state, as in the developed country.
The International Labour Organisation received statistics on occupational incidents, including fatal accidents, and occupational diseases, which shows that the highest mortality rate among workers is caused by occupational diseases. More than 650 thousand deaths per year occur only because of the harmful substances.
Attention of scientists, industry leaders, government agencies and the workers themselves are necessary to change these indicators for the better. And for the third year, actively participating in the KIOSH conference, we see that meetings of experts in such a wide representative composition contribute to favorable changes in safety of local enterprises and give a powerful impetus to the development of safety culture in Kazakhstan.
Through joint efforts we will ensure safety.
LLP "3M Kazakhstan"
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
Primarily, on behalf of Kazzinc let me thank the exhibitors and hosts of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition – KIOSH 2013 for the invitation to participate in such a Forum of great significance for the professionals interested in successful solutions to matters of importance specified on the agenda.
The upcoming meeting of Colleagues, Partners, Leading Global Experts, Managing Directors from State and Social Agencies at the only dedicated stage in Kazakhstan – KIOSH - is a unique opportunity to obtain a comprehensive presentation on positive trends and perspectives for problem solutions in occupational health and safety. Therewith, it is good to learn everyone's best practices and activities, to show own achievements and to discuss important issues.
I would like to highlight that since the establishment day 16 years ago, Kazzinc determined occupational health and safety of employees to be among the priorities of Company activities. Ever since we do a comprehensive work in this direction to steadily reduce injuries and eleminate accidents on our worksites both with Kazzinc employees and Company contractors working on our premises. Within the focus of our attention is the mitigation of accident risks at the hazardous production facilities and of potential damage to environment and public grievance.
Naturally, among the main priorities in our corporate development strategy is the commitment to international standards in issues under consideration, adherence to social and labour policy accepted in Kazakhstan. We pay careful attention to improvements of labour working conditions, whereat special measures have been developed and are successfully implemented in the current Company activities.
Much work has been done, but not many of possible that still can be made even in our company. Here, at the Forum, I believe, professionals will have a good opportunity to discuss and decide on the reliable approaches to managing the whole range of production risks.
Please, accept my wishes for successful and productive work, which we, as participants, are mostly interested in!
Dear colleagues, partners and guests!
Let me welcome and congratulate you on the opening of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition 'KIOSH-2013' on behalf of Borkit Safety Company!
This event gives us great opportunity to get involved in open dialogue discussing all the topical questions considering various decisions in the area of occupational safety and health.
We are sure that this project will become the strong foundation for building of reliable system of occupational safety and health and will continue to carry out its mission.
In return we shall make every effort to make available and implement the newest technologies in the area of occupational safety and health, develop and expand our company's services reaching for our clients' aims, and share the accumulated 12-year experience to make the industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan safe!
We wish all the Project participants, partners, guests and initiators successful and safe work!
Borkit Safety LLP
On behalf of SIZ Association SPO, I would like to welcome the honored guests and participants of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition KIOSH-2013!
SIZ Association sees this event as an excellent opportunity for the representatives of all the areas of human activity from different parts of the world to discuss wide range of issues related to occupational safety and safe practice in order to minimize together the rate of occupational injuries.
KIOSH Project with its highly topical program is a perfect platform for meetings and cooperation between representatives of state offices, science and business as well as PPE manufacturers and suppliers. Holding of conference, exhibition, round tables and master classes at the same platform will allow increasing efficiency and relevancy of the Project.
I am absolutely sure that KIOSH Project being unique at Kazakhstan market will add momentum to the occupational safety and helath development process on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
I wish all the Project participants, guests and organizers a fruitful work and achievement of all stated objectives!
With deepest respect and best wishes,
Sorokin Yu. G.
President of SIZ Association
The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises is glad to welcome all participants of the 3rd International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition KIOSH - 2013.
Occupational safety and health are always a relevant issue for mining and metallurgical companies. In this regard we should mention the importance of KIOSH 2013 as an effective platform for sharing the best world practices and application of advanced technologies in field of OSH.
At the Exhibition held within KIOSH-2013 the latest developments and innovations in the field of personal protective equipment, educational programs, health care and insurance will be presented.
The industrial competition «Corgan» will determine companies which achieved the best results in OSH compliance.
I am absolutely sure that KIOSH - 2013 will become one of the central industrial events providing the platform for interaction between representatives of the government, business and international trade organizations. I wish all participants a fruitful Conference and Exhibition!
Executive director of
The Association of Mining
and Metallurgical Enterprises
Dear partners, colleagues and participants of the exhibition and the conference!
Association of Light Industry Enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan, uniting textile, sewing, knitting, leather-fur and footwear enterprises welcomes you and congratulates on the opening of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition (KIOSH-2013).
In Kazakhstan there is developing industry of production of cotton, wool, skin which are exported in great volumes. Recovery and development of all the chain of the added value of the industry seems critically significant aspect for the formation of competitive light industry of Kazakhstan.
Nearly 80% of Kazakh companies operate at the market of special protective clothes and footwear for the workers of different industries: oil and gas, building, transport, security organizations, medicine, etc.
This exhibition is great event for the Kazakh market, where the companies can share their working experiences; show their achievements in the area of occupational safety and health.
We wish successful work to all the participants of the exhibition!
The President of the Association of Light Industry Enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
Dear visitor and exhibitors!
I want to welcome and congratulate you on the opening of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition - KIOSH-2013 on behalf of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
This conference and exhibition is undoubtedly contributing to the due attention on the problems of occupational health and safety in all sectors of the economy. KIOSH-2013 is an opportunity to exchange experiences in the field of occupational safety, to learn about the latest developments in the field of industrial safety, to ensure workers with personal protective equipment from leading international and national sound producers. I am sure that the best practices and innovations of the exhibition 2013 will not go unclaimed by the specialist.
I wish the participants and visitors successful work and new achievements, further cooperation and collaboration. And, of course, security!
of the Russian Federation
in the Republic of Kazakhstan
On behalf of ITECA LLP, the world leader in the sphere of exhibition industry, let me greet participants and guests of the 3rd Kazakhstan International Occupational Safety and Health Conference and Exhibition KIOSH – 2013.
The KIOSH Conference and Exhibition is one of events of high priority arranged by our company. The idea of this event was supported by responsible ministries and governmental institutions, and also by largest industrial corporations and trade associations which is evidence of high urgency and good timing for holding such a Conference and Exhibition.
Development and implementation of the world standards in the sphere of occupational safety and health will undoubtedly result in a decrease of the occupational injury rates and provide favorable conditions to increase labor efficiency.
I am sure that the KIOSH-2013 Conference and Exhibition will allow all the participants to discuss the most significant and urgent issues for utmost development of the trend on occupational safety and health.
I wish successful performance, prosperity and success to all the participants!