3.2. Occupational Health

Work-Related Injuries

The Gazprom Group identifies and accesses process safety hazards and risks and investigates related incidents in line with STO Gazprom 18000.1-002-2020 Integrated System of Process Safety Management. Hazard Identification and Risk Management for Process Safety Purposes. In the reporting year, the standard was updatedPursuant to order of PJSC Gazprom No. 99 dated March 21, 2022..

In 2022, PJSC Gazprom, its subsidiaries, entities and branches had 27 occupational accidents, which resulted in 39 injuries, including six fatalities.

The main causes of work-related injuries in the reporting year included exposure to extreme temperatures, road traffic accidents, falls and electric shock. We investigated the injury causes as required by the legislation of the Russian Federation and worked out measures to prevent future process safety incidents.


reduction in the number of injuries since 2013


In 2022, work-related injuries were reported by 20 subsidiaries, entities and branches of PJSC Gazprom (28 in 2021).

Number of injuries and fatalities as a result of incidents, persons
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM
injured 39 42 39
incl. fatalities 5 5 6
Gazprom Neft Group
injured 76 70 45
incl. fatalities 0 4 0
Gazprom Energoholding
injured 5 3 7
incl. fatalities 0 0 1
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC.
injured 0 2 1
incl. fatalities 0 2 0
Number of injuries and fatalities as a result of incidents, by gender, persons
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSMMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
injured 35 4 39 3 363
incl. fatalities 5 0 5 0 60
Gazprom Neft Group
injured 65 11 62 8 387
incl. fatalities 0 0 4 0 00
Gazprom Energoholding
injured 3 2 3 0 61
incl. fatalities 0 0 0 0 10
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC.

The differences in the frequency of injuries between women and men are attributable to the statistical difference between women and men working at hazardous industrial facilities.

Workplace injury rates
Indicator 2020 2021 2022 Change 2022/2021, %
Injury frequency rate
IFR = N ˟ 1,000 / H (where N — number of work-related injuries requiring one or more days off work in the reporting year; H — average headcount) 0.12 0.13 0.12 −7.6
Injury severity rate
ISR = D / N (where D — number of work days lost; N — total number of incidents) 55.56 68.19 67.87 −0.5
Injured 39 42 39 −7.1
Fatalities 5 5 6 +20.0
Number of fatal accidents related to the work of third-party contractors at the company’s facilities 9 11 18 +63.6
Number of work-related severe or permanent injuries by contractors (excl. fatal injuries) 18 17 29 +70.6
Lost time injury frequency rates (LTIFR), Gazprom Group
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM 0.08 0.08 0.08
Oil business companies 0.54 0.36 0.338
Power generation companies 0.08 0.05 0.086
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC. 0 0.07 0.06
Fatal accident rates (FAR), Gazprom Group
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM 0.97 0.99 1.18
Oil business companiesExcluding the foreign assets of Gazprom Neft in Serbia, Iraq, Italy, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. 0 3.80 0
Power generation companies 0 0 1.23
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC. 0 12.96 0

As part of measures to ensure compliance with road safety requirements at the Gazprom Group facilities, the following documents were drafted and approved in 2022:

  • the Comprehensive Plan of Key Measures to Prevent Road Accidents and Ensure Road Safety at Subsidiaries and Entities of PJSC GazpromApproved on August 26, 2022, No. 03-177.;
  • PJSC Gazprom’s Guidelines: Motor Vehicle Safety. Technical Requirements for Road Safety at Subsidiaries and Entities of PJSC GazpromAdministrative document dated November 22, 2022, No. 03-3186..

The above documents are aimed at reducing road traffic injuries at the Gazprom Group.

In 2022, the number of employees injured in traffic accidents went down by more than 36% year-on-year.

Labor Conditions Assessment

The Gazprom Group ensures a safe workplace environment in line with the Action Plan to Improve Working Conditions at PJSC Gazprom entitiesApproved on July 1, 2019, No. 03-157. and plans of activities to improve working conditions of subsidiaries and entities.

Since 2013, the number of workplaces exposed to harmful and hazardous conditions in the subsidiaries of PJSC Gazprom has declined from 38% to 13.2% due to the implementation of action plans developed by the subsidiaries to improve working conditions. In 2022, to enable improvement and sanitation of the working environment, PJSC Gazprom’s subsidiaries developed and implemented over 4,590 activities for a total amount exceeding RUB 4,422.977 million. The working conditions of 5,910 employees were improved.

As part of the ISPSM, establishing a safe workplace environment includes two processes: a special labour conditions assessment (SLCA) and operational labor conditions control.

The SLCA is carried out at workplaces once every five years, while the operational labour conditions control is exercised by industrial sanitation units annually.

In 2022, a total of 37,454 workplaces were assessed across the Gazprom Group companies, and 1,093,517 studies and changes of harmful production factors were carried out and made as part of operational labor conditions control.

As a result, 13.2% of workplaces were found to have harmful labor conditions (Class 3). No workplaces exposed to hazardous labor conditions (Class 4) were identified in the companies covered by the ISPSM.

Number of Class 3 and 4 workplaces and the number of employees working at such workplaces at the companies covered by the ISPSM, 2022
Indicator Class
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 4
Number of workplaces, units 18,646 9,189 650 32 0
Number of employees, persons 41,932 26,096 2,265 70 0
Occupational health expenditures across the Gazprom Group, RUB million
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM 16,677 12,825 14,663.4
Oil business companies
Power generation companiesData not available as of the Report date. 1,843 1,915 1,739.3
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC. 212 209 221.6

Occupational Disease Prevention

The Gazprom Group cares about the health and well-being of its employee and strives to prevent occupational diseases.

Key occupational diseases occur and develop in employees exposed to production-related chemical and physical factors, as well as physical overload and functional overexertion of certain bodily organs and systems.

Whenever an occupational disease is confirmed, the Group conducts an investigation to identify the disease root causes, and develop and adopt measures to prevent such diseases among employees going forward.

Occupational disease prevention measures at the Gazprom Group:

  • streamlining the labor process to cut the time of employees’ exposure to harmful factors;
  • upgrading and replacing obsolete equipment associated with high levels of employee exposure to harmful production factors;
  • providing employees with modern and effective personal and group protective equipment.

In the reporting year, the Gazprom Group had no fatalities caused by occupational diseases.

Occupational disease rates (ODR), Gazprom Group
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM 0.029 0.019 0.021
Oil business companies 0.008 0 0
Power generation companies 0 0 0.012
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC. 0 0 0.062

In the reporting year, eleven employees of the GroupIncluding one employee at Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat. were found to have occupational diseases.

Process Safety Incident Prevention

In case of incidents related to occupational health, process and fire safety or road traffic accidents, an employee shall promptly report the same to their line managerAccording to the Rules of Reporting Incidents (Accidents, Fires, Emergencies And Incidents) at PJSC Gazprom, its Branches and Subsidiaries and in accordance with the reporting procedure in place at a given subsidiary or entity.. To identify the causes of an incident, each case is subject to investigation.

Apart from following the laws of the Russian Federation, the Company has a procedure in place for investigating and identifying incident root causesSTO Gazprom 18000.4-008-2019 Integrated System of Process Safety Management. Analysis of Incident Root Causes. Procedure for Identification and Development of Preventive Measures..

To investigate an incident, Gazprom creates an investigation committee to take a record of the circumstances of the incident, collect data about the incident and all the associated events, analyze the available materials, identify the causes and prepare an investigation report. The Group develops and takes measures to prevent future process safety incidents.

Every employee can report an incident via a trade union organization or an occupational health officer. In addition, employees can submit proposals on how to improve the ISPSM components.

The procedure of dealing with Hot Line reports, complaints about actual or potential incidents, as well as process safety proposals are regulated by R Gazprom 18000.2-012-2020Approved on October 30, 2020..



For details on occupation health performance of the Gazprom Workers’ Union, see Subsection 2.2.3.

Incident response process flow chart for occupational health, industrial, fire and road traffic safety

In accordance with STO Gazprom 18000.1-001-2021 Integrated System of Process Safety Management. Key Provisions, as part of the efforts to encourage reporting of incidents, directors of subsidiaries, entities and branches of PJSC Gazprom guarantee that the employees:

  • will not be disciplined for reporting workplace health and safety hazards and risks and informing of the actual state of process safety and areas for improvement;
  • have the right to refuse to perform work if it puts their life and health at risk as a result of non-compliance with health and safety requirements, unless otherwise provided for by federal laws, until this risk is removed.

Process Safety Control in the Supply Chain

The Gazprom Group is responsible for process safety at its facilities, which is why it imposes stringent safety requirements on its contractors.

Statements of work used as part of the procurement process requireIn accordance with STO Gazprom 18000.2-015-2021 Requirements for Process Safety Management System. Procedure for Interacting with Contractors to Ensure Compliance with Process Safety Requirements at PJSC Gazprom’s Facilities. contractors to have a process safety management system in place. The relevant requirements are also included in contracts for work (services) at PJSC Gazprom’s facilities.

To control compliance with process safety requirements at PJSC Gazprom’s construction sites, the Gazprom Group has in place an aerial monitoring system using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Reports on detected violations are sent to contractors for the implementation of corrective measures with subsequent submission of information on the measures taken.

Work at the Group’s facilities is performed by the employees who have relevant qualifications and the necessary permits. Such employees along with other third parties conducting work at PJSC Gazprom’s facilities are given an induction briefing, a workplace briefing before being admitted to work, and a pre-job briefing.

To enable higher efficiency of interaction with contractors and better safety at investment construction sites, Gazprom has appointed Gazprom InvestA wholly owned subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom. as a single technical customer for implementing investment projects of PJSC Gazprom.

Gazprom Invest exercises three-stage control over the contractors’ compliance with process safety requirements at PJSC Gazprom’s facilities.

Gazprom remains in constant touch with contractors on process safety issues on a 24/7 basis. This enables contractors to report any potential hazards that may result in injuries, employees’ ill health and various incidents. The facilities featuring high process risks have incident prevention working groups set up jointly with contractors.

In the reporting year, the Central Examination Board of PJSC Gazprom assessed the occupational health and ISPSM knowledge of 22 managers of the contractors that previously had incidents or systematically violated process safety requirements.

PJSC Gazprom’s facilities hold safety meetings (stopwatches) to inform the contractors’ employees about incidents and relevant preventive action taken and also run Information Centers on process safety matters.

In 2022, as part of the Capital Project Management open session, the contractors’ managers undertook training in leadership skills for process safety management, and also completed a process safety culture course. 2022 also saw joint training sessions held with the contractors to respond to emergencies at PJSC Gazprom’s capital construction sites.

In 2022, more than 70,000 employees of the contractors received process safety training.

Accident Prevention and Fire Safety

Information on industrial safety spending across the Gazprom Group, RUB million
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM 4,320 4,639 6,814.17
Oil business companiesData not available as of the Report date.
Power generation companies 513 676 697.12
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC. 469 490 459.27

The Gazprom Group seeks to reduce the number of accidents and incidents at its facilities. To this end, we develop industrial safety action plans and take measures to promptly remedy violations identified by government supervisory agencies and corporate control bodies.

The Group upgrades and repairs equipment, conducts technical inspections, performs diagnostics and examines the industrial safety of technical devices, buildings and structures, holds personnel training in accident prevention and runs comprehensive accident response drills.

As of December 31, 2022, a total of 4,528 hazardous industrial facilities (HIF) of PJSC Gazprom and its 54 subsidiaries, entities and branches were registered in the State Register of Hazardous Industrial Facilities.

2022 saw six accidents at PJSC Gazprom’s HIFs, all affecting the linear part of the gas trunkline. The main accident causes were corrosion processes, factory defects in pipes, as well as defects in welded joints.

In the reporting year, PJSC Gazprom’s HIFs also had four incidents three of them occurring in the linear part of the gas trunkline and one at a gas processing facility.

Information on the number of industrial accidents and incidents across the Gazprom Group
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Companies covered by the ISPSM
accidents 7 7 6
incidents 7 5 4
Oil business companies
accidents 0 0 2
incidents 600 54The decrease is attributable to changes in the procedure for accounting for, and recording of man-made events.5
Power generation companies
accidents 1 0 0
incidents 55 60 22
Gazprom Neftekhim SalavatThe data refers to Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC.
accidents 0 0 0
incidents 1 2 0
The Gazprom Group, total

In December 2022, a leak occurred at a section of the Urengoy — Center 2 gas trunkline operated by Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod. It affected the block valve station near Yambakhtino in the Vurnary District of the Chuvash Republic. As a result of the destruction of the block valve station three people died and one person was injured. The investigation of the accident causes is currently underway with the corrective action to follow based on the findings to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Fire Safety

To prevent fires at its facilities, the Company developed a Fire Safety Organizational and Technological Activities Plan for PJSC Gazprom Facilities in 2022Approved on December 14, 2021, No. 03-229..

In 2022, PJSC Gazprom and Gazprom Space Systems joined forces to launch a fire monitoring IT service powered by space monitoring technology.

The Group monitors the condition of the fire safety systems and holds fire safety training for personnel.

Major emphasis is placed on ensuring fire safety at PJSC Gazprom’s facilities located in forests or areas adjacent to forests.

Having its own fire-fighting units, Gazprom strives to maintain their utmost fire-fighting readiness by conducting regular training and drills. In the reporting year, fire and rescue sport competitions were held, with the fire-fighting units of PJSC Gazprom’s subsidiaries participating.

Number of fires at the facilities of PJSC Gazprom
Indicator 2020 2021 2022
Total number of fires 6 6 4
incl. at production facilities 2 0 1
Fire injuries 1 2 1
incl. fire fatalities 0 1 0
Damage, RUB million 4.2 3.6 26.1

The property damage caused by the fire at the power generation unit (power transformer) accounted for 99.6% of the total property damage in 2022.

Causes of fires at the facilities of PJSC Gazprom in 2022
Cause Number of caused fires
Vehicle electrical equipment faults 2
Electrical equipment faults 2