The World Steel Association (worldsteel) launches a Steel Safety Day, reiterating its commitment to the safety and health of the people who work in the steel industry. This kind of day is aligned with the World Safety Day held by the International Labour Organisation on 28 April every year.
worldsteel has carried out an analysis on safety and health practices in the steel industry over the last five years and has identified the main causes of serious safety incidents. The Steel Safety Day is set up to reinforce awareness of the five most common causes of safety incidents and to create a safer working environment across the entire steel industry worldwide. The main causes of serious safety incidents are: Moving machinery, Falling from heigths, Falling objects, Gas and asphyxiation an Overhead cranes.
Long history of steel making
If we regard the history, steelmaking was a dangerous process and accidents were inevitable. Today, a lot of steel companies recognize that this situation is no longer appropriate for a modern and technically advanced industry. There is no area, process or type of work that cannot be free of accidents. Safety and health requires a permanent and 100% commitment from everyone. Most importantly, it requires strong commitment from senior management of steel companies, which should set the culture in which safety and health is one of the most important things.
A safer steel industry with the worldsteel safety system
A safe and healthy working environment for all employees is the number one target for every worldsteel member. Their policy is to help all their members to achieve an accident-free workplace. Steel companies and worldsteel member are committed to eliminating accidents and injuries from the industry and significant improvements have been achieved over recent years.