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worldsteel Recognizes Six Companies for Safety and Health

10/13/2021 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday recognized six steel producers for demonstrating improvements in safety and health: BlueScope Steel Ltd., Qatar Steel Co., Tata Steel Europe, Ternium, Tata Steel Ltd. and Gerdau S.A.

Andrew Purvis, director, safety, environment and technology for worldsteel, said, “It is pleasing to see the application of engineering controls and digital solutions reflected in so many of the submissions received; this reflects the increasing maturity of safety management in our industry.”
Purvis said the companies recognized this year demonstrate “the application of contemporary safety science in the steel industry, including examples of reducing risk around the transportation of steel products, and facing COVID-19 using digital controls.”
The following companies were recognized:

  1. BlueScope Steel Ltd., for its “HSE Evolution – Our Human-Centered Approach,” which, among other things, empowers people to be problem-solvers.

  2. Qatar Steel Co., for its “SEE It, OWN It and SHARE It” program, which was initiated in 2018 to transform Qatar Steel Co.’s workplace safety culture from a reactive culture to an interdependent culture.

  3. Tata Steel Europe, for its “Zero-Harm Logistics” effort, which focused initially on road haulage safety, but was expanded to cover steel product banding and product storage.

  4. Ternium, for its “Safe Forklift” project, which aims to reduce incidents due to forklift operation and to standardize safe practices.

  5. Tata Steel Ltd., for its two interventions aimed at mitigating COVID-19 risks.

  6. Gerdau S.A., for its on-line gas monitoring system for fixed and portable gas meters.

worldsteel has more details on each of the initiatives here.