Bluescope Steel

Safety - Working Hard Every Day to Achieve Zero HarmSafety - Working Hard Every Day to Achieve Zero Harm

At BlueScope Steel, safety comes first. Our goal is zero harm across our organisation from working in our manufacturing operations to distributing our products and in our offices.

Our belief that all work can be done safely means we work continuously to improve our health and safety performance at every level.

In 2009/2010, the Company's injury levels are at world's best standard with the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) remaining below one for the sixth consecutive year. Our actual LTIFR performance of 0.8 compares with the average for the World Steel members' performance of 4.0. BlueScope Steel's Medically Treated Injury Frequency Rate (MTIFR) was below five.

Tragically, in our Vietnam business in March 2010, an operator was fatally injured. This tragedy reminds us that we must remain diligent in ensuring our own safety and the safety of our workmates. We believe that all injuries can be prevented.

During the year, there were a number of safety improvements in many of our businesses and some were recognised by external safety awards.

All of us at BlueScope are committed to making our workplace injury free. The result is that fewer people are being injured than ever before and the Company is cited for its best practice in workplace safety. We remain focused on reaching our goal of Zero Harm.


Lost Time Injury Frequency RateMedically Treated Injury Frequency Rate