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Attaining a sustainable,
zero-harm culture is our goal
The steel industry has long been one of the most hazardous in manufacturing, which is why U. S. Steel coined the mantra “Safety First” around 1908. At U. S. Steel, we have a longstanding commitment to the health and safety of every person who works in our facilities. Our goal is to maintain a sustainable, zero-harm culture that’s supported by leadership and owned by an engaged and highly skilled workforce. We empower our employees with the capabilities and resources needed to assess, reduce, and eliminate workplace risks and hazards.
Safety is our most important priority. Our leaders ensure that safety processes are integrated into our day-to-day operations and consistently emphasize the importance of working safely. We partner with the United Steelworkers on safety practices and programs and our managers lead by example on a daily basis. As part of our commitment, we train employees in hazard identification and the use of control measures to reduce risk.
Our objective is to attain a sustainable zero-harm culture supported by leadership and owned by an engaged and highly skilled workforce, empowered with the capabilities and resources needed to assess, reduce, and eliminate workplace risks and hazards. To support these objectives, we have developed an enhanced Safety Management System, initiated new safety communication methods, and enhanced contractor safety processes.
360° SAFETY APPROACH
Our 360° Safety approach focuses on physical and psychological safety in our facilities to help us take a more holistic approach to safety. We are working to improve psychological safety by taking a “See Something – Say Something – Do Something” approach.
Safety and Health Goal
We set a goal to achieve ISO 45001 certification at Big River Steel by the end of 2023 and at the balance of our operating facilities starting in 2024. ISO 45001 specifies occupational health and safety standards to help reduce accidents in the workplace and provides tools to continuously improve safety performance.
2021 SAFETY PERFORMANCE
Global Days Away from Work Case Rate (New Company Record)
Percentage better than U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Iron, Steel and Ferroalloy Manufacturing category (Global Days Away from Work Case Rate)
Percentage better than worldsteel Association (Global Days Away from Work Case Rate)
Ethics and Safety line
Employees may contact the U. S. Steel Ethics and Safety Line to report safety concerns. The Ethics and Safety Line is administered by EthicsPoint, Inc., an independent company.
SOCIAL AREAS OF FOCUS
U. S. Steel’s current governance areas of focus align with the results of our ESG Materiality Assessment.