The OHS Management System Audit Program utilises the national self–insurers auditing model to facilitate an internal safety management system audit process. This provides the site with gap analysis and recommendations for safety system improvements and supports our national self–insurance licensing.
A new OneSteel computer–based safety information management system has been implemented within our Recycling and Market Mills businesses. The system is designed to improve consistency of reporting, facilitate the sharing of information, as well as provide a tool to facilitate the effective management of corrective actions. Implementation of the system across the organisation is underway.
During the year, OneSteel continued to implement its 14 codes of practice. The codes of practice represent the minimum standards for the management of significant risks across the organisation. The OneSteel Assurance Program reviews compliance with the codes of practice.
Included in work under the OneSteel Safety Plan for the year was the building of capability in hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management.
Ensuring a high level of employee involvement in safety activities is an essential element of OneSteel’s approach to further reducing workplace injuries and incidents. OneSteel is working towards a culture of interdependence in safety, whereby employees accept responsibility for their own safety and also actively care for the safety of one another. Engagement of all employees is a key step to our success in reducing incidents and accidents.
Continuing to build the capability of our employees to better recognise significant risk is a key element of the OneSteel Safety Plan. OneSteel operates a number of programs aimed at increasing awareness of hazards in the working environment, encouraging employees to take time to consider potential risks prior to starting work and to reporting potential issues or incidents.
Our Occupational Health and Safety systems, practices and performance have been an important element in OneSteel being granted Workers Compensation Self–Insurance status in all states where it is eligible.
OneSteel’s LTIFR of 1.3 is well below that of our global steel industry peers which averaged a LTIFR of 3.25 for the five–year period from
2006 to 2010.
At the 2010 Self Insurers of South Australia Safety Awards:
OneSteel was also well represented in the 2010 Australian Steel Institute Health and Safety Excellence Awards: