The World Steel Association (worldsteel) would like to promote safety in the industry by making Steel Safety Day an annual event. Worldsteel recently launched the second annual Steel Safety Day. Established in 2014, Steel Safety Day was set up to reinforce awareness of the five most common causes of safety incidents and to create a safer working environment across the global steel industry, including stainless steel fabrication. By focusing on the five causes-moving machinery, falling from heights, falling objects, gas & asphyxiation and moving cranes- worldsteel intends to set up a continuous improvement process and reiterate its commitment to the safety and health of the people who work in the industry.
Ahead of Steel Safety Day worldsteel is requesting all its members and the wider steel industry to carry out an extensive safety audit on the five main causes of incidents between now and the Steel Safety Day on April 28th.
Each year one of the five causes will be highlighted and more focus will be given to raise awareness of the cause and how to prevent associated risks. This year’s Steel Safety Day focuses on moving machinery and worldsteel urges all steel producers to ensure reliable lockout procedures are in place to disable risks caused by moving machinery.