Safety Awareness and Safety Training in Steel Industry...

Safety Awareness and Safety Training in Steel Industry A safe working environment for all the employees and an accident free working place is the top most priority for the management of an iron and steel plant. Historically, iron and steel making consisted of dangerous processes and accidents were always considered inevitable. Today, many steel organizations in the world recognize that this is no longer an appropriate statement for a modern and technically advanced steel industry. There is no area, process or type of work in an iron and steel plant that cannot be accident free. Safety requires a permanent 100 % commitment from everyone. Most importantly, it requires a strong commitment from top management of steel organization, which should set the culture in which safety is the number one priority and in which safety is not compromised with any other objective. Many steel organizations are improving their safety performance and some plants have gone without any lost time injuries or fatalities for many years. These organizations know that such performance needs excellence in all aspects of their operations. This excellence also produces superior operational performance. The most successful steel organization is also the safest. Safety in workplace is of prime importance in the iron and steel plant. Safety depends very much on the employee’s  reaction to potential hazards. The responsibility for the management is to provide the safest possible physical conditions, but for safety, it is always necessary to obtain everyone’s cooperation in the safety programs. Accident prevention committees, departmental safety representatives, safety incentives, competitions, suggestion schemes, slogans and warning notices etc, can all play an important role in spreading the safety awareness amongst the employees. Involving all persons in site hazard assessments, behaviour observation and feedback exercises can promote positive safety attitudes and ...