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worldsteel Recognizes Safety and Health Excellence

10/24/2019 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today recognized six steel-producing companies around the world for their safety and health improvements over the past year.

The practices recognized are assessed using a set of metrics that vary by category. The initiatives demonstrate the application of worldsteel’s safety and health principles and have each led to a demonstrable improvement in performance and maturity. Also considered in the assessment process is the ease of transfer of an initiative to other steelmakers. 

Andrew Purvis, director, Safety, Health and Environment, said, “As our industry and the hazards we face continue to evolve, leading worldsteel members are developing new tools and techniques to proactively manage new and existing risks in the pursuit of zero harm. I wish to congratulate the recognized companies and I hope their success proves an inspiration to others to emulate them.”

The following steel producers were recognized in four categories:

  • Safety Culture and Leadership: Qatar Steel Co., Qatar – Visible Felt Leadership program.

  • Occupational Safety Management: Gerdau S.A., Brazil – Preventing Fatalities and Serious Injuries; Liberty Steel Australia, Australia – Hand Safety Headlight Team; and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India – Safety Index – A Catalyst for Enhancing Safety Performance.

  • Occupational Health Management: Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS), Brazil – Usiminas Integrated Health System.

  • Process Safety Management: Tata Steel Ltd., India – Managing Process Safety Critical Equipment.

Read more details on the companies who have been recognized this year.