The World Steel Association has announced the launch of its third annual Steel Safety Day and will focus on falling from height, one of five key causes of accidents.

The day is aligned with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, held by the International Labour Organisation on 28 April.

Steel Safety Day was set up in 2014 with a view to creating a safer working environment across the global steel industry.

The World Steel Association is requesting that all of its members – and the wider steel industry – carry out an extensive safety audit on the five most common causes of incidents between now and 28 April.

The five key causes of accidents are moving machinery, falling from height, falling objects, gas and asphyxiation, and overhead cranes.

“In 2015, more than 525,000 employees and contractors from 327 steel sites actively took part in the Steel Safety Day audit. The audits have had a major effect in identifying and preventing hazards in the workplace,” said Dr. Edwin Basson, director-general of worldsteel.