Employees of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut tested for COVID-19
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Surgut
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A total of 2,000 employees of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut have been tested for COVID-19. The tests were arranged for the gas workers who were on a mandatory 14-day quarantine in the buffer zones prior to starting another shift. Employees who were absent from the main workplace for more than 14 days due to the official transfer to remote work or a vacation leave also have their samples taken in a mandatory manner.
In addition to the COVID-19 test that is considered to be the main one, about 500 tests to detect antibodies against the new coronavirus were also conducted at the company.
On the basis of the results obtained, measures are taken for the isolation of infected persons and for the identification and testing of their entire contact group. Laboratory studies are carried out by the regional healthcare facilities licensed to conduct these procedures. Sampling is organized directly at the places of temporary accommodation for shift workers, as well as at the office workplaces. Employees are allowed to perform their work if both of their coronavirus tests yield negative results.
Gazprom Transgaz Surgut is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company has 26 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers with 38 compressor shops and 273 gas compressor units. Gazprom Transgaz Surgut operates over 6,500 kilometers of gas trunklines running from the Zapolyarny town to the borders of the Omsk and Kurgan Regions, and transmits nearly 200 billion cubic meters of pipeline gas per year.
The company is certified for compliance with the ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001, ISO 14001:2004, GOST R ISO 14001–2007, OHSAS 18001:2007 and GOST R 54934–2012 standards. It has approximately 9,000 employees and is headquartered in Surgut.
Gazprom Transgaz Surgut implements coronavirus prevention measures. These include a mandatory face mask requirement, body temperature screenings in the morning and in the daytime, prohibition from work for people with elevated body temperature, and a video link mode for operational meetings involving more than ten persons. The shift period has been extended to 90 days, the movement of employees within the company has been minimized, and visits of third-party and contracting companies have been limited. A 14-day isolation period in the buffer zones has been arranged for the employees before their shift. Enhanced safety measures are adopted during the transportation of shift workers from the isolation areas to production facilities. All shift workers of Gazprom Transgaz Surgut are supplied with medical masks and disinfectants, and the medical personnel is provided with personal protective equipment (suits, respirators, and face shields).