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Major Steel Company- Health & Safety Performance Assessment


Services: EH&S Auditing
Clients Served: Industrial

Loureiro lead a team of three expert consultants to assess the effectiveness of the Steel Company’s Health & Safety programs worldwide. The request for the assessment was initiated by the Corporation’s CEO. The company had significantly lowered its OHSA rates over the past five years, but their progress had stagnated.

The team assessed high risk potential at each site, and identified H&S system deficiencies leading to catastrophic events. The assessment was an “operational effectiveness” evaluation that resulted in H&S and business improvement opportunities.

Loureiro’s assessment differed from a typical conformance assessment or management systems audit. This approach does not focus solely on conformance; it evaluates an operation’s ability to achieve its goals (safety in this case) within its existing management and operational culture.


  • 7 sites assessed (5 in the U.S. and 2 in Europe)
  • One site had 15,000 employees
  • 700 employees were interviewed
  • Operations included mines, steel mills and coking facilities
  • Created a global report of management system deficiencies
  • Presented results to the CEO and senior management team