Social

Safety & Health

Attaining a sustainable,
zero-harm culture is our goal

In 1908, we coined the expression “Safety First”, and today, safety remains our primary core value. A “Safety First” mindset is as essential to our success as the tools and technologies we rely on to do business. We are diligently working to make injury-free work environment days a reality, combining physical and psychological safety to take a 360-degree view of our workplaces.

Executive leadership, safety professionals, line managers, employees, and United Steelworkers representatives are the catalysts of a determined effort to ensure that all employees return home from our facilities each day safely.

Executive leadership, safety professionals, line managers, employees and United Steelworkers representatives drive a determined, collaborative effort to ensure that all employees return home from our facilities in the same condition they arrived.

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

ISO 45001

We have set a goal to achieve ISO 45001 Certification at Big River Steel by the end of 2023 and the balance of our operating facilities starting in 2024.

2020 SAFETY PERFORMANCE
Highlights

0.07

Global Days Away from Work Case Rate (new company record)

88%

Percentage better than U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Iron, Steel and Ferroalloy Manufacturing category (Global Days Away from Work Case Rate)

63%

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.

CONTACT THE ETHICS AND SAFETY LINE

SAFETY DATA SHEETS

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are all available for download in the
following categories:

SOCIAL AREAS OF FOCUS

U. S. Steel’s current governance areas of focus align with the results of our ESG Materiality Assessment.