Health and Safety

Award Winning Performance


  Safety is our number one priority.

Safety is our number one priority. Nothing less than Zero Harm is acceptable.
Left: Metal coating line in Vietnam.

Excellence in Performance and Programs

Mike Robertson, Engineering Manager, Logistics and International Trade Services, won the Individual Award at the Australian Steel Institute’s 2006 Safety Excellence Awards for his work in the field of load restraint and transport safety.

The Company’s Queensland Logistics Terminal also received a high commendation in the Site Award category for excellent safety performance, site transformation and improved safety culture.

Our Logistics Technical Services team also received a high commendation in the Improvement Initiative Award for its “Carlson Corners” rail load restraint, improving the restraint of our painted coils when shipped by rail.

The Australian Steel Institute National Health and Safety Excellence Awards are designed to recognise and encourage excellence in safety performance and programs.

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Outstanding Safety in Indonesia

BlueScope Steel Indonesia has been presented with a Zero Accident National Award by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla in acknowledgment of our business’ safe workplace and outstanding safety performance.

The national award recognises BlueScope Steel Indonesia’s achievement of 1,365 days or 3.1 million hours without a lost time injury (LTI) for employees and contractors during the period 4 February 2002 to 30 November 2005.

Rob Crawford, President Director Asia-Indonesia Cluster, said the excellent safety performance is the result of a disciplined approach to ensuring a safe workplace for employees, contractors and visitors.

“The high level of employee participation in our ongoing workplace safety awareness programs and a culture of concern for the well being of co-workers and the work environment have made our operations at Cilegon, Banten a safer workplace,” he said.

Employees’ vigilance around potential hazards by reporting near misses or potentially dangerous incidents, participation in safety improvement activities and a commitment to continuous improvement in operational procedures have been critical to their success.

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Butler Recognised for Safety

The Metal Building Manufacturing Association (MBMA) has recognised the network of metal building plants operated by the Butler Manufacturing Company for its exemplary safety record.

MBMA member companies operate 38 plants across North America.

The awards program is based on criteria modelled after safety standards set by the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The MBMA recognition program also requires work-related accident and illness rates to be significantly below OSHA-reported averages for their segment of the North American industry, Classification System (NAICS), Code 332311.

Butler’s plants in Annville, Pennsylvania; Jackson, Tennessee; Laurinburg, North Carolina; Visalia, California; and San Marcos, Texas collectively worked 2,854,137 hours in 2005/06 without a lost time injury (LTI).

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Zero Harm Awards

BlueScope Steel Managing Director and CEO, Kirby Adams launched the company’s inaugural Zero Harm Awards in 2006.

“The Awards recognise and reward the achievements being made by many BlueScope Steel people in our journey toward Zero Harm,” he said when announcing the winners.

“My wish is that we can all learn from these fine examples of safety excellence and adapt them to our own workplaces.”

The awards were made to teams, individuals, departments, sites and even whole countries. The 16 categories included Most Improved, Best Performance, Felt Leadership, Safety Champion, Employee Engagement and Safe Behaviour, and Noteworthy Achievement.

The winners were nominated by Occupational Health and Safety representatives across the business.

The Zero Harm awards will become an important annual event at BlueScope Steel.

The 2006 Zero Harm Award winners were:

Best Performance BlueScope Steel in Indonesia
Most Improved Logistics and International Trade Services - Butler Manufacturing North America
Felt leadership Neil Ribbans – WA Service Centre
Safety Champion Kristie Reynolds – Butler Manufacturing North America
Safety Network Load Restraint Network
Employee Engagement & Safe Behaviour Chullora Service Centre
High Risk Facility Improvement Effort Cokemaking Port Kembla
OH&S Initiative Choices Initiative – Iron & Slab Port Kembla
Health Initiative Port Kembla Health and Lifestyle BIG Day Out
Contract Company Safety Transfield Services Port Kembla
Leading Indicators Use BlueScope Steel Thailand Map Ta Phut
Effective OH&S System Application Illawarra Coated Products – Springhill
Safety Training New Zealand Steel – JSA & Take 2 Training
Office Safety BlueScope Steel Americas Long Beach
Noteworthy Achievements Vistawall Terrell – 2 Million Hours LTI Free
BlueScope Steel Thailand Map Ta Phut – 18 Million Hours LTI Free
BlueScope Steel Vietnam Phu My – Outstanding New Business – 4 Million Hours LTI Free
BlueScope Steel Malaysia Kapar – 8 Consecutive Months All Injury Free
Slabmaking Port Kembla – 2 Years/3 Million Hours LTI Free
Paint Finishing Department Springhill – 3 Years LTI Free & 2 Years MTI Free
CRM Service Centre – 5 Years LTI Free
Tata BlueScope Steel JV India – Outstanding New Business – 4 Million Hours LTI Free
HCP Department Western Port – 6 Years LTI Free & 3 Years MTI Free
BlueScope Lysaght Lyndhurst – 75 Consecutive Days Injury Free

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