Nothing is more important than safety at BlueScope. Across the Company, from our manufacturing and distribution sites to our administration offices, our focus is on Zero Harm. The results are very evident - we have now reached a point where we incur less than one injury resulting in lost time for every million hours worked, and our efforts have lowered the likelihood of injury across BlueScope’s workforce. Globally, we are recognised as a leader in the steel industry, and our safety performance is cited as a benchmark.


Our safety beliefs form the basis for achieving our goal of Zero Harm:

  • Working safely is a condition of employment
  • Employee involvement is essential
  • Management is accountable for safety performance
  • All injuries can be prevented
  • Training employees to work safely is essential
  • All operating exposures can be safeguarded

BlueScope’s comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Management System is mandatory in all our operations. The system focuses on three basic areas:

  • Safe and healthy people
  • Safe systems
  • A safe and tidy plant

This system protects the health and safety of our employees, customers, contractors, visitors and the public. Safety Management Standards have been established under this Management System, to which each business is required to demonstrate compliance.

Strong and caring leadership, engaged employees and a robust operating discipline support initiatives in these areas. BlueScope's safety improvement initiatives have led to a substantial reduction in injuries. We are making good progress overall, with many businesses reporting noteworthy health and safety results. However, we remain vigilant at all times in pursuing our goal of Zero Harm.

Essential to our health and safety strategy is the continuing development of our leaders, as is the continued implementation of risk management practices, behavioural health and safety audits, reporting of incidents and near misses, and the identification and prevention of 'at risk' behaviour and conditions.