Safety and health workshops

To improve safety and health in the steel industry, worldsteel organises specifically designed safety and health workshops, which are attended by worldsteel members and non-members wishing to lead their organisation on safety and health.

Workshops have been held at the rate of one or two per year starting in November 2011.

Discussion in the workshops have covered safety leadership, leading indicators, health and medical issues, behaviour-based safety, learning from incidents, mitigating hazards typical of steel industry, fatality prevention (hazard identification & risk management), and process safety.

Process Safety is a blend of engineering and management skills focused on preventing serious safety incidents and near misses, particularly structural collapse, explosions, fires and toxic releases associated with loss of containment of energy or substances.

At the workshops, attendees learn how each participating organisation approaches safety and health. In addition worldsteel encourages its members to share the hazards that have caused serious safety incidents so that they can be prevented in other organisations and sites.

worldsteel plans and organises these workshops, invites safety experts to present specifically requested topics, leads the discussions and provides the attendees with workshop material.

Only those with an invitation letter or accreditation from worldsteel will be allowed to attend the workshop. Please contact Andrew Purvis, Director, Safety, Health and Environment (purvis@worldsteel.org) for more details.