PR-SF0720-1 - 2020 Safety First, July

A Case Study in Safety Ownership and Leadership

P. English, D. Avalos

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Beginning in spring of 2016, a maintenance department at a steel mill incurred several high-potential near misses within the previous two months. Management leadership within the department reviewed current safety programs and proceeded to build a new foundation around existing programs for a positive outcome regarding safety and health of the department using a safety work order process, behavior-based observation cards and a pre-task analysis card program. The department reduced overall incidents, including injuries, near misses and property damage, working more than 1.4 million hours without a recordable incident in the past 61 months.

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