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Our goal is to provide a safe working environment with zero work-related injuries or illnesses at all our facilities. In 2021, we updated our Occupational Health and Safety Policy to more fully represent our commitment to our workforce and set our priorities and expectations for health and safety at CMC.
The pursuit of our zero incidents goal requires a constant focus on our health and safety programs and performance. CMC’s Proactive Safety Program trains employees to report all incidents, call out potential safety issues and follow the reporting of an unsafe condition or issue through to resolution. We teach employees to recognize potentially unsafe conditions and empower them to work together to remove hazards from their work environments. We review input into the program monthly and strive for an employee participation rate of 90%. We also conduct recurring health and safety drills and site-wide meetings to keep safety front and center in everyone’s minds.
We augment our safety policies and practices with a data-driven approach using our global incident management system. This system also captures near- miss reporting to identify risk trends and correct procedures. By focusing on near misses as if a more serious event had occurred, we learn where the risks exist so we can share findings and avoid potentially catastrophic issues before they happen.
At CMC, safety is our top concern. Our total recordable incident rates are among the lowest in the steel industry.
CMC achieves excellent health and safety performance by supporting a positive culture in reporting all risks and concerns. Our data indicates a high rate of near misses due to the large volume of reporting by our employees, which we identify as a best practice for preventing actual incidents. As a result of our employees’ engagement in our culture of safety, we have excellent incident reporting and a growing trend toward zero incidents. Every month, we celebrate outstanding performance with safety lunches at locations that have achieved milestones. CMC’s total recordable incident rates (TRIR) are consistently below the industry averages for recycling, mill and fabrication sites.
32 CMC U.S. rebar, two placing facilities, and four CRP locations received the CRSI Excellence in Safety Award for achieving zero recordable injuries
8 locations received the CRSI Safety Achievement Award for having an incident rate at least 50% lower than the industry average
CMC safety performance is compared to data from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA).
CMC locations that had no recordable safety incidents in 2022 (multiple years are noted in parentheses).