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ArcelorMittal and unions improve security at company sites

Author: ArcelorMittal, European Metalworkers’ Federation, United Steelworkers & Intl. Metalworkers’ Federation, Published on: 15 August 2011

A new report launched by ArcelorMittal, European Metalworkers’ Federation, United Steelworkers and the International Metalworkers’ Federation reviews how unions and management have been working together globally to deliver better safety results for ArcelorMittal. The report called “Together for Safety, Global Agreement, Local Impact”, chronicles the work undertaken since signing the Steel industries first ever global agreement on Health and Safety. Since signing the agreement in June 2008, the joint union and management approach has had a positive impact on the number of accidents in the workplace, especially fatalities, and helped reduce the risk faced by workers. Since 2008 the total number of fatal accidents has been reduced by one third. The report also identifies that even one fatality is too high and that fatalities within the company continue to remain unacceptably high despite progress.

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Related companies: Arcelor Mittal