Safety and Health in the Iron and Steel Industry

Safety and Health in the Iron and Steel Industry

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The practical recommendations in this publication reflect the changes that have taken place in the iron and steel industry over the last 20 years or so, and changes to the ILO's approach to developing codes of practice. A leaner, flexible, more highly skilled workforce, new technology and a less prescriptive, more systems-oriented approach to addressing safety and health are reflected in the revised Code. It is intended to provide guidance to ILO constituents and all those responsible for addressing safety and health throughout the iron and steel industry. The general provisions of the Code cover: general responsibilities, duties and rights; the legal framework; safety and health management; reporting, recording and notification of work-related injuries and diseases, ill health and incidents and health services. Guidance on industry-specific prevention and protection includes: furnaces and ovens, foundries; handling molten material; rolling mills and coating lines; and recycling. There are also sections on: competence and training; personal protection; emergency preparedness; and welfare. Annexes to the Code include: workers' health surveillance; surveillance of the working environment; occupational exposure limits; and chemicals used in the iron and steel industry. This code replaces an earlier code that was adopted in 1981.Introduction In accordance with the decision taken by the Governing Body of the I LO at its 288th Session in November 2003, a Meeting of Experts on Safety and Health in the Iron and Steel Industry was convened in Geneva from 1 to 9anbsp;...

Title:Safety and Health in the Iron and Steel Industry
Publisher:International Labour Organization - 2005-01-01

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