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AK Steel's Coshocton Works Receives OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification

Stocks in this article: AKS

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that its Coshocton (OH) Works has received Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification from SRI Quality System Registrar, an internationally accredited registrar for management system standards.  The certification applies to all applicable processing and administrative functions relating to safety at the plant.

"Receiving OHSAS 18001:2007 certification speaks volumes about our commitment to occupational health and safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  "We congratulate the men and women of Coshocton Works for earning this recognition, an achievement that reflects AK Steel's commitment to safety at all of our plant operations."

According to SRI Quality System Registrar, OHSAS 18001:2007 certification recognizes companies that link business objectives with operating effectiveness.  Recipients of this certification have demonstrated effective implementation of documentation and records management, top management's commitment to their employees, establishment of clear policy and practice, good planning and implementation, good resource management, efficient health and safety control, measurement, preventive action and an institutionalized process for continual improvement.

"We are pleased to acknowledge that AK Steel has received OHSAS 18001:2007 certification," said A. Joseph Falcsik, SRI's Vice President, Certification.  "The certification provides evidence to customers, suppliers, employees and the community of AK Steel's commitment to a healthy and safe working environment."

AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,200 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio.  Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana.  AK Tube produces carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products for truck, automotive and other markets.  Additional information about AK Tube LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com

AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, controls and is developing metallurgical coal reserves in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  AK Steel also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate from previously mined ore reserves. 

SRI Quality System Registrar

SRI Quality System Registrar is an internationally accredited registrar for management system standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 27001, and environmental management systems standards such as ISO 14001 and RC14001.  SRI also provides public training for auditing, implementing, and maintaining these standards. 

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