Health, Safety & Environment

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety is an integral component of all MND a.s. activities. Company management strives to continuously raise the standard of occupational health and safety.  We emphasize active collaboration between management and its workers in completing individual work assignments.

The objective is to create a safe work environment while ensuring environmental protection and maintaining balance between both economic and business interests and the health of workers and their families. The company has been successful in meeting these objectives partly due to the introduction of modern technology and accurate measuring and control equipment into hydrocarbon production processes, the implementation of systematic inspections of compliance with safety regulations and the early adoption of effective remedial measures.

The results of OH&S audits in the mining industry are evaluated by the Czech Mining Office annually. In recognition of outstanding performance, the Czech Mining Office, Trade Unions of Workers in the Mining Industry, Geology and Oil Industry, and Stavba Trade Union of the Czech Republic award the Golden Permon for safety in the mining industry each year.

The award is presented for each of the following categories:

Category I – Underground Mine (bituminous coal)
Category II – Surface Coal Mine (brown coal)
Category III – Opencast Quarry (sand and gravel quarries, etc. with at least 51 employees)
Category IV – Underground Engineering, including Oil Production (organizations with at least 51 employees)
Category V – Mining Activities and Activities Associated with Mining (organizations with up to 50 employees)

MND a.s. has been presented with this prestigious award in Category IV seven times, in each 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2016.