worldsteel's 4th Steel Safety Day

28 April 2017 Brussels, Belgium

All injuries and work-related illness can and must be prevented: the steel industry reaffirms its commitment to safety and health on Steel Safety Day

Today is Steel Safety Day. Aligned with the International Labour Organization's World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Steel Safety Day sets out to create a safer working environment across the entire steel industry.

Established in 2014, Steel Safety Day reinforces awareness of the most common causes of serious safety incidents in the steel industry and contributes to creating a safer working environment worldwide. By focusing on prevention of incidents due to these most common causes worldsteel intends to set up a continuous improvement process and reiterate its commitment to the safety and health of the people who work in the industry.

Each Steel Safety Day highlights a particular safety incident cause and special attention is given to raising awareness of how to prevent associated risks. This year Steel Safety Day focuses on falling objects.

In 2016, 390,000 people from 350 sites worldwide took part in the Steel Safety Day audits to identify hazards. Nearly 900,000 employees and contractors work at sites involved in the audits.
 

All members are requested to carry out safety audits at their facilities and report their findings. worldsteel then compiles a summary report of member findings to create a benchmark for the industry.

For more information on Steel Safety Day and worldsteel’s other safety and health related activities visit the safety and health section on worldsteel.org. Photos of member safety audits are on worldsteel's Flickr page.

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world's steel production, including over 160 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.
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