In 2014, large-scale disasters such as the gymnasium roof collapse at Mauna Ocean Resort in Gyeongju, Sewol-ho ferry disaster and the ventilation shaft collapse at the Techno Valley in Pangyo have brought widespread concern on the issue of safety. The government installed the Ministry of Public Safety and Security in November to prepare for large-scale disasters on the national level and strengthen the safety management system. POSCO also improved the organization and system to greatly reduce disasters and conducted various safety activities such as safety education customized for each rank. We also focused on practical activities such as the Good Driver campaign and are striving to build a safe and happy work place by fostering and internalizing self-directed safety activities.
The POSCO Family established a safety and health policy to eliminate hazard elements at the plant floor and improve the employees' health and quality of life, while promoting continued improvements through the PDCA cycle. Moreover, we are creating a safe working environment by making sure everyone thoroughly fulfills the roles, responsibilities and procedures of their respective ranks, which is the core of safety management.
|Employee||12 (0)||3 (1)||10 (1)||12 (1)||7 (0)|
|Contractor||6 (0)||4 (1)||4 (1)||3 (1)||1 (0)|
|Total||8 (0)||7 (2)||14 (2)||15 (2)||8 (0)|
*Lost-time injury frequency rate = (number of lost-time injuries / total working hours in a year) X 1 million hours
Major accidents (1) Accidents which led to 1 or more fatalities (2) 2 or more simultaneous injuries requiring more than 3 months of recuperation (3) 10 or more persons have been injured or fallen ill due to occupation illness simultaneously
Major accidents * Total working hours in 2014 = total (72,001,436 hours), direct operations (36,709,887 hours), outsourcing partners (36,589,256 hours)
Major accidents * LTIFR of 2014, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standard of 200,000 working hours is: Total (0.04), direct operations (0.06), subcontractors (0.01). Second number after decimal was cut-off
With safety our core value and systematically implement safety management, we newly installed an organization and changed the name of some existing organizations. The Steel Production Strategy Office was renamed as Safe Production Strategy Office, and the Safety & Health Executive Office was changed to Global Safety & Health Group, to emphasize the importance of safety. Next, we combined the Safety Team, Disaster Prevention Team and Health Promotion Team, and newly installed the Safety Disaster Prevention Department, focusing on the safety, health and disaster prevention function. In addition, the position of the Safety Master in charge of safety management of the production departments was elevated to safety leader to spread the awareness of the importance of safety at the field.
Company: Strong Platform That compels abiding by safe practices, Build safety culture where like minds connect, Employee: Growth of the POSCO Person that feels and executes voluntarily