Safety Update



Service Centers Safer, Survey Shows

Monday, May 1, 2017

The 2016 Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) Safety Survey shows a positive trend for safety in the industry, according to 2015 data just released. Incidents have decreased drastically over time, reports the survey, from 10/man-hour on average across the industry in 2002 to five and below now. MSCI stressed its intention to help continue that trend.

“Lean metals companies face unique challenges and often don’t have a safety professional to push for continuous improvement in the area of safety,” says Robert Weidner III, MSCI president and CEO “MSCI has partnered with the National Safety Council (NSC) to provide MSCI members of all sizes access to safety professional training, critical benchmarking and best practices tools.”

MSCI and the NSC unveiled the MSCI Safety Excellence program last October, extending MSCI’s safety resources to include surveys, benchmarks, information and additional training access. And, the association recently has launched its Safety Excellence Award, which recognizes MSCI member companies that have shown a recognized commitment to excellence in safety. The program is designed to be especially helpful to lean organizations that might benefit from additional accountability as they strive for a zero-incident environment, according to MSCI officials.

To learn more about the program requirements and to gain access to MSCI’s safety resources, visit


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