ArcelorMittal Liberia

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Health and safety

Our journey to zero

ArcelorMittal, Liberia aims to operate within the global safety standards set by its parent company, ArcelorMittal Inc., by achieving zero lost time injuries at each of its sites. By meeting this standard, the Liberian operations will be contributing to ArcelorMittal’s global target of becoming the safest steel and mining company in the world. This requires significant attention to safety details and programming, and the commitment of all employees and contractors to be highly aware of their activities and to proceed carefully with each task.

ArcelorMittal Liberia is committed to this goal, and has enacted many safety measures and programs to reduce our accident rates by decreasing employee risk. Our safety, health and environment departments monitors all safety procedures through the environmental monitoring program. Audits are conducted to check for proper use of safety gear, access to safety tools, and adherence to safety protocol. If any behavior or equipment is deemed to be unsafe, supervisors are required to adjust the practice or modify the equipment to meet our standards.

We will strive to continue our trajectory on our journey to zero fatalities, zero accidents and zero occupational illnesses.

The Courageous Leadership program (which introduces the culture of speaking up fearlessly) was successfully launched in Liberia in June 2012 .

Protecting employee health

Our employees’ health and safety is our number one priority and we therefore aim to ensure that they have easy access to high quality healthcare. We run two hospitals, one in Buchanan and one in Yekepa, to provide these health services free to our employees and their dependents.

These hospitals and the clinic are also available for use by local community residents. ArcelorMittal’s hospital system upholds our tenet of employee health, and by investing in hospitals we have an additional opportunity to meet the medical needs of their families and our communities.