SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has responded to requests from safety and health executives belonging to member organisations by putting up recommendations to improve safety culture and leadership in the global steel industry.
The association noted that various tools have been developed to measure and improve safety culture in different contexts and countries around the world. The recommendations are being formulated after a thorough perusal of all these tools. The Association’s biggest challenge was to adapt the recommendations so as to make them effective to different people and cultures.
The global trade body outlined four safety and health culture and leadership fundamentals. These fundamentals also act as a framework for the industry group to continuously develop training and guidance.
Firstly, the organisation, at all levels, need to ensure that it has the right mindset about safety and health. The organisational leaders must be properly educated on how to create a safer working environment. The promotion of proactive learning and adequate involvement of workers in all health and safety related activities are another fundamental requirement. Finally, the organisation must build upon organisational successes and strengths, noted Carlos Martinez, Head, Safety and Health, worldsteel.