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Worldsteel calls for industry-wide safety audit
15 April 2014
The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has called for an industry-wide safety audit across the steel industry on the occasion of the Steel Safety Day on 28 April. This safety initiative coincides with the World Safety Day held by the International Labour Organisation and aims to engage the entire steel industry as well as all related organisations with a cross section of employees and service providers, involving as many as four million people worldwide.
- Moving machinery – before any machinery is cleaned, serviced or adjusted all sources of energy including gravity must be isolated, locked, or pinned to prevent movement.
- Falling from heights – training should be provided on how to use protective equipment and work safely at heights.
- Falling objects – measures must be taken to prevent objects from falling and all people should be evacuated from areas where this remains a possibility.
- Asphyxiation or gassing – people should be trained to ensure they can test for and eliminate dangerous gasses in confined spaces.
- Cranes – daily checks must be carried out on cranes before use to maintain reliable operation.