has recognised four member companies, China Steel Corporation (CSC),
Gerdau, NatSteel, and Tata Steel Limited for excellence in their safety
and health programmes.
Zhang, worldsteel's Chairman for 2011/2012, said: 'The goal of an
injury-free work environment is the highest priority for our industry
and the safety and health of our people is the core value of the
industry. This is even more important in difficult economic times when
it may be tempting to reduce safety efforts and resources. I am very
pleased to see increased level of participation from our industry and
improved safety performance this year despite the recent challenging
All four companies demonstrated a commitment to safety and health that fulfilled three key criteria:
1. The programme positively embraced the worldsteel safety and health principles.
2. The programme was able to demonstrate a positive impact upon safety metrics.
3. The programme could easily be applied to other member companies.
China Steel Corporation
launched its Safety Promotion Project in 2008. The project focuses on
four areas: â€˜Safety Improvement Proposals' including a â€˜To Chairman'
mailbox allowing all employees to communicate safety concerns directly
to the company chairman; â€˜Physical Safety Training' providing real-life
simulation of the most common industry hazards; â€˜Safety Care' to address
behavioural issues, and Health Promotion Activity including annual
health examinations for all employees. The programme has helped to halve
the company's Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) between 2008 and
â€˜Safety Multipliers' into every shift team. The Safety Multiplier is a
role designed to provide safety support between team members, aimed at
creating an interdependent approach to safety among the workforce. Each
Safety Multiplier is a member of the shift team, who has been trained to
assist their colleagues to identify and correct unsafe acts and
conditions to prevent injury or incident. Safety Multipliers undertake
the role in addition to their usual tasks for a year, with the aim of
having all team members at some point undertake the role. Safety
Multipliers, as a result, have assisted in identifying and correcting an
increased number of unsafe acts and conditions.
a â€˜Risk Assessment Process', comprising seven steps, to identify and
analyse high-risk activities. All identified activities were ranked
based on their risk score calculated during the process. This process
has enabled the company to focus its resource on high-risk activities
and to form task forces to re-examine identified high-risk areas. A
â€˜Working at Height' task force identified potential falls from heights
and audited all working-at-height activities within a three-month
Tata Steel Limited
implemented a Contractor Safety Management System to bring about a
cultural transformation within its contractors' workforce on the
construction site at Jamshedpur. The company introduced a six-stage
contractor management programme to achieve effective change in culture
and attitude of its contractor workforce. This has resulted in a greatly
reduced LTIFR and zero fatalities within its 48,000 construction