Sunday, January 29, 2017

The incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers and were calculated as:...

(N/EH) x 200,000, where 

N = number of injuries and illnesses
EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year 200,000 = base for 100 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)

Iron foundries (Private Industry) - Nonfatal (click here)
     Incident rate in 2012 was 11.4 
     Incident rate in 2013 was   9.9

Steel foundries, incident rate in 2013 was 8.0

To the left - Furnace operators and molders at Excel Foundry & Machine, in Pekin, Illinois, pour molten iron into the ladle before casting bushings, January 19, 2012.

There are new international standards for human safety. 

This new code, (click here) which reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and on the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health, focuses on the production of iron and steel and basic iron and steel products, such as rolled and coated steel, including from recycled material. It does not deal with the mining of raw materials for iron and steel production nor does it deal with the fabrication of commercial steel products. The original code of practice on safety and health in the iron and steel industry was adopted in 1981....