Safety updates

Safety updates

(Above) Can Stock / Dwight.

International recognition by worldsteel

As part of its commitment to the highest safety and health standards, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has recognised excellence in four of its member companies for delivering demonstrable improvements in safety and health for steel industry employees.

Liberty OneSteel (now Liberty Steel) was one of the four recognised for its initiative The goal zero: Every Body, Every Day safety engagement programme. In a statement on the Safety and Health Recognition Programme 2017, worldsteel praised Liberty OneSteel for its "ongoing commitment to, and achievements in, safety and health management'.

NSW Workers Compensation changes, August 2016

New policies to the NSW scheme can now be lodged directly with Insurance & Care NSW (icare) through its online self-service portal. icare will be managing and directly underwriting policies under the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.
Read March 2018 update provided by Gow Gates (PDF)

ASI Safety alerts

Safety Alerts are generated from incidents and near-miss occurrences provided by ASI members.

The intention of the Safety Alert is to provide general information ONLY to assist members to avoid similar incidents within their workplace. They are not intended as specific recommendations or advice.

All identifying references to the member are removed so as to provide the relevant information only to assist other members.

All ASI members are encouraged to contribute by submitting information that will assist in the goal of creating a safer, healthier workplace.

Steel transport safety alerts:
STSN Safety Alert: Worker struck by vehicle mounted crane

Steel supply chain safety alerts:
SA0042 Vehicle stabilisers and outriggers
SA0041 Coil loading incident – Partial foot amputation
SA0040 Crane control – Deadman switch on joystick
SA0039 Sanding disc – Laceration hazard
SA0038 Sharp steel edges – Cuts to hands, fingers and arms
SA0037 Steel storage and dunnage procedures
SA0036 Personnel awareness in plate storage areas
SA0035 Non compliance to load restraint guidelines
SA0034 Crush injury to hand in pan brake
SA0033 Puncture finger using drill
SA0032 Chemical burn to eye
SA0031 Protection from blood-borne pathogens
SA0030 Jammed drill – Sprained wrist
SA0029 Motor falls from overhead crane
SA0028 Catapulting timber hits grounds person
SA0027 Over filling of forklift gas bottle
SA0026 Tipped side-loader exiting warehouse
SA0025 Tipped forklift during operation
SA0024 Toppling of steel bar
SA0023 Appropriate load restraint
SA0022 Product falling off truck during unloading process
SA0021 Overhead crane cable failure
SA0020 Forklift strikes utility pole
SA0019 Slip and fall from forklift
SA0018 Operator struck by coil
SA0017 Wrist fracture due to incorrectly engaged hook
SA0016 Failed lifting lug on crane C hook
SA0015 Near miss incident from reflective clothing triggering a reflective proximity sensor
SA0014 Hand entangled in saw blade
SA0013 Pedestrian hit by forklift
SA0012 Failure of lifting apparatus while moving coil
SA0011 Coil stack integrity failure
SA0010 Faulty ladder handrail
SA0009 Loss of load
SA0008 Beam bundle pushed off trailer
SA0007 Driver cuts hand on dog bar
SA0006 Driver hit by cheater bar
SA0005 Fall from height – Ladder incident
SA0004 Rigger falls 7 metres
SA0003 Lifting arrangement failure and importance of PPE
SA0002 Dropped coil from cranes
SA0001 Four-drawer filing cabinet falls on top of person