SMA Presents Don B. Daily Safety Award to Three Recipients

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (“SMA”) has announced its annual Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety award recipients for 2017, recognizing the safety efforts of individuals and companies in the North American EAF steel industry.  The awards will be presented during SMA’s Fall Safety Committee & Plant Operations Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on the October 5th.  The SMA Don B. Daily Achievement in Safety is SMA’s highest safety recognition.  It is named in honor of Don B. Daily, president of Gallatin Steel, for his leadership and undeniable passion to improve safety throughout the steel industry.  The 2017 recipients of the Don B. Daily Safety awards are: Peter Ossmann of North Star BlueScope, Tim Smith of Gerdau, Petersburg, and the TMK IPSCO facility in Geneva, NE.

Peter Ossmann of North Star Blue Scope was selected for his engagement and outreach with local first responders in Northwest Ohio. His dedication to safety extends beyond the job. His work to ensure his community and emergency response organizations are knowledgeable and well-trained is commendable.

Tim Smith of Gerdau Petersburg has recently celebrated his 10-year tenure at Gerdau Petersburg. His commitment to safety has led to consistent and continuous improvement in the mill’s safety record and safety management systems.

Finally, under the leadership of Steve Benson, TMK IPSCO’s facility in Geneva, NE also exceeded a milestone this year by achieving 10 years without an OSHA recordable. This is a significant and rare achievement in the steel industry and places TMK IPSCO among a select group of SMA members.

SMA President, Philip K Bell said: “We are proud to recognize individuals and facilities who are industry leaders in their role as safety professionals. These recipients truly reflect the strong safety culture that SMA members strive to attain.”


News Release – 2017 SMA Safety Awards


SMA is North America’s largest steel trade association and the primary association for electric arc furnace steel producers.  SMA’s member companies account for over seventy-five percent of domestic steelmaking capacity.