Each and every employee should embrace safety as a principle. For CSN, the commitment to Occupational Health and Safety is in agreement with the business formulae, ensuring the well-being of people and the integrity of processes and assets. CSN holds each employee responsible and liable for his/her SAFETY performance, giving it the same priority as given to production, costs, quality and deadlines. Safety is an employment condition for all of the company‘s employees and service providers.
OHS issues are everyone‘s responsibility. CSN leaders are responsible for ensuring the compliance with this responsibility, emphasizing that the commitment to OHS issues are considered in the management of all organizational processes and relationships with all stakeholders. CSN leaders manage through discipline and presence. By setting examples and adopting both preventive attitudes and behaviors, they show how much they value OHS issues.
OHS professionals at CSN support their leaders, especially in relation to the technical, legal, behavioral and systemic aspects, so that everyone can exercise their OHS responsibilities with excellence. A continuous monitoring process of the legal requirements and internal procedures is conducted to ensure that requirements are known in advance and the proper standards and procedures maintained.
OHS procedures are developed and made available for reference on how to conduct projects and perform routine or non-routine activities. Procedures and standards are controlled so they are maintained up-to-date, available and accessible.
When leaders provide correct feedback and examples, they are fostering proper behaviors. Behavioral dialogues are held between workers and behavioral observers (with the leaders being the main behavioral observers). These are conducted by employees qualified in identifying deviations and approaching people.
OHS risks and impacts are identified and analyzed using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies appropriate to each situation. The identification and analysis of OHS risks and impacts are considered throughout the life cycle of undertakings, from their basic conception to eventual conclusion, including project construction, operation and improvement. Such identification and analysis serve as a guide for the management of all routine or non-routine activities and processes to prevent potential or actual losses.
OHS issues are always taken into consideration in the relationship with all suppliers. Every service is acquired according to previously defined specifications. The specifications set OHS requirements to ensure that the supplier will be able to provide prior to signing any contract.
Employees (in-house and outsourced) are the only people able to maintain CSN on the road to excellence. Therefore, a careful management of their skills and abilities is essential. Leaders ensure that their team is prepared to exercise their responsibilities in a safe, clean and healthy way. All activities focusing on skill and ability development are evaluated for their effectiveness. In addition to training and qualification, people are put in contact with others, equipment and facilities that they will work with daily.