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Title: Steel Manufacturers Association

Steel Manufacturers Association
  • OSHA Meeting
  • September 17, 2009

John Carroll, Committee Chairman, SSAB Mike
Taylor, Vice Chair, CMC Americas Randy Cooper,
Vice Chair, Nucor Tom Danjczek, SMA Adam Parr, SMA
About the SMA
-Composed of 34 North American electric arc
furnace (EAF) steel producing Member Companies,
and 129 Associate Member steel industry
suppliers -Today, over 62 of U.S. steel
production comes from the EAF process up from
just 10 in the early 1970s -SMA is the largest
steel trade association in North America SMA
Members account for over 70 of total domestic
steel production
SMA Safety Overview
  • SMA Members are committed to improving safety
    through the sharing of information
  • SMA Safety Statistics
  • Safety Committee Meetings
  • Safety Website
  • Fatality Prevention Initiative
  • Safety Surveys
  • Conference Calls
  • SMA Safety Awards
  • Contractor Safety
  • Cooperative Programs

SMA Safety Statistics
-SMA Members report monthly data on number of
recordable cases, lost workday cases, days lost,
and hours worked -Compiled data is circulated to
members -Year-to-date 2009 data demonstrates an
across the board improvement over 2008
performance, which was already markedly improved
over 2007
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Safety Committee Spring Meeting
-61 attendees, including member company safety
professionals and upstream/downstream
operators -Agenda topics Fatality Prevention
Initiative fall protection crane safety
contractor qualifying wellness programs PPE
technology upgrades safety during an outage
slag pot transport safety observation programs
and lean methodologies -OSHA Update from Kurt
Petermeyer, Area Director of Mobile Area Office
Safety Committee Fall Meeting
-Expecting over 120 attendees, including member
company safety professionals, plant managers, and
upstream/downstream operators -Agenda topics
Fatality Prevention Initiative managing safety
during economic downturn near miss discussion
industrial hygiene record keeping mobile
equipment alarm devices crane safety supplier
safety efforts lead programs NFPA 70E -OSHA
Update from Jeffry Carter, Deputy Commissioner,
Indiana OSHA
SMA Safety Website
-Notes and presentations from Committee meetings,
2002-2009 -Safety survey results, grouped by date
and topic -Catalogue of company incident and near
miss reports -Radiation safety resources -Fatality
Prevention document, audit tools, and videos
Fatality Prevention Initiative
-Written guide, internal audit tools, and
videos -Collaboration between members, and
benchmarking against other industries -Addresses
five critical areas Confined Space Fall
Protection Lockout-Tagout-Tryout Mobile
Equipment/Material Handling and Rail -Sixth
component, Cranes, currently under
development -Widely shared within plants, and
with upstream/downstream operations
Fatality Prevention Initiative
After 12 employee and contractor fatalities at
SMA member plants in 2008, there have been two
year-to-date in 2009. There is still plenty of
work to be done, but early results from the
Fatality Prevention Initiative have been
SMA Safety Surveys
-Regular questionnaires distributed by member
request to address specific safety topics -Recent
topics have included Contractor Safety in
Emergency Situations Touch-Free Tools Ladle
Plug/Impact Pad Gunning Scarfing and Cutting
Histoplasmosis Scrap Explosions Ladle
Malfunctions Truck Safety Fire Detection
Equipment Crane Maintenance Air Systems
Incident Report Software Hot Dip PPE Degasser
Procedures Protective Eyewear and Swine Flu
Contingency Plans -SMA schedules conference calls
on an as-needed basis to address specific concerns
SMA Safety Awards
-SMAs Board of Directors recognizes outstanding
safety performance through the annual Don Daily
SMA Achievement in Safety Award. 2009
recipients CMC Steel Alabama, and Donovan Marks
of Nucor Corporation -SMA Recognition in Safety
honors mills that achieve zero lost time rates
for a calendar year. 2008 recipients included a
record 13 mills CMC Steel Alabama CMC Steel
Arkansas Evraz Oregon Steel Evraz Red Deer
Evraz Regina Steel Gerdau Ameristeel Beaumont
Gerdau Ameristeel Calvert City Gerdau Ameristeel
Wilton North Star BlueScope Nucor Connecticut
Nucor Decatur Nucor Hertford and Nucor Texas
  • -SMA Safety Committee and collected data provide
    the opportunity to benchmark against other
    minimill steel producers for example, what is
    CMC Americas doing?
  • Accountability, Others Reminding Others, CMC
    internal best practices, Cardinal Rules, etc.
  • Others Reminding Others is an observation
    program that CMC has implemented

-SMA invites Associate Members (suppliers of
goods and services to the industry) to
participate in Safety Committee meetings -Share
presentations, survey responses, and Fatality
Prevention Resources -SMA membership committed to
improving safety performance throughout the
Associate Members are seeing returns through
improved safety performance as well
Safety First
Current Safety Statistics Hrs Worked 2009 2006 2007 2008 2009 YTD 118,082
OSHA Recordable Rate 11.3 10.9 2.8 1.64
Lost Work Case Rate 5.41 2.88 1.4 0
Days since Lost Work Case 312 days Days since
Eye Injury 309 days
Last Accident/Incident
Date Incident Preventive Measures
8/25/09 While moving gulper employee stepped in hole twisting left knee Work order submitted to evaluate and repair parts of the floor in the L.G.
Contractor Safety
-SMA members have many contractors that work on
our sites -Improving the safety of the industry
means that we must also improve the contractor
safety on our sites -One way is using a third
party administer to pre-qualify contractors
Contractor Management
-The usage of a contractor management system
allows a host steel company to score contractors
based upon their safety performance and safety
program prior to their working on site -The
contractor management system allows a host steel
company to only allow contractors on site that
have demonstrated past positive safety
performance, and have the safety programs in
place to ensure safe job performance
Contractor Safety- ISNetworld
Cooperative Programs
-2005 Nucor-Hertford (NC) first steel mill to
be recognized as a VPP site -2007 Nucor
Corporation sets goal of all divisions achieving
VPP status -2007 Nucor-Seattle and
Nucor-Nebraska become VPP sites -2008 Nucor
presents VPP presentation to SMA Safety Committee
Meeting -2008 Steel Dynamics becomes second
steel company to receive VPP status at one of its
mills Butler, Indiana
Cooperative Programs
-11 of Nucors 20 steel mills have been granted
VPP status, and Steel Dynamics has one (meaning
that 12 SMA Member sites are in cooperative
programs, and more are exploring) -Currently, one
steel mill is awaiting audit, and two more are
close to submitting applications -Cooperative
programs are to be a point of discussion at the
September 27-29 SMA Safety Committee Meeting,
including an update on VPP status
GAO VPP Report
-2009 GAO VPP Report stated that OSHA lacks
performance goals and measures to use in
assessing the performance of the VPP -The program
continues to be expanded without knowing the
effect on employer worksites, such as whether
participation in the VPP has improved worker
safety and health
Here is what the SMA VPP sites show
SMA VPP Sites 2009 YTD
II Rate of Cases LWD Cases Manhours Companies
3.03 1.47
660 43
133 8
43,635,143 5,817,444
SMA total VPP sites
Health and Safety Management System
-There has been much discussion concerning Health
and Safety Management Systems -Is VPP a
management system? -ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001
Health and Safety Management Systems -Nucor-Indian
a and Nucor-Berkeley are two of only three sites
in the United States registered to both ANSI Z10
and 18001
ANSI Z10/18001 OHSMS Safety Stats
Companies II Rate of Cases LWD Cases Manhours
3.03 1.47 0.51
660 43 5
133 8 0
43,635,143 5,817,444 1,948,936
SMA total VPP sites ANSI Z10 OHSAS 18001
OHSMS sites
Health and Safety Management Systems
-Z10 and OHSAS 18001 provide specific standards
for continual improvement -To meet one such
standard, a system for continual hazard analysis
and risk reduction must be created and
demonstrated The OHSMS creates checks and
balances to manage ones safety system via
computerized systems -The system generates email
alerts for overdue training, annual reviews,
audits, hazard recognition, and abatement
SMA Safety Statistics
-What do the SMA statistics show? Improving
safety performance throughout SMAs
membership -What do the VPP site statistics show?
A 51 reduction in injuries when compared to the
SMA average -What do OHSMS site statistics show?
An 83 reduction of injuries when compared to the
SMA average
-The SMA has made great strides, and we will be
relentless in our pursuit of continuous
improvement until we achieve zero injuries in our
workplaces -A management system provides
standards and a system -OSHA and industry must
continue to work together -The SMA would
appreciate your assistance in scheduling a
meeting with OSHA policymakers
-The SMA through its members has been a driving
force in improving safety performance -We have a
great relationship with OSHA that must continue
because as partners, we can make for a safer
steel industry
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