AK Steel's Coshocton Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Coshocton County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene, an achievement that speaks volumes about our culture of safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our Coshocton Works employees for their outstanding safety performance."

AK Steel's Coshocton Works received the "100% Award for Safety" for operating all of 2012 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The plant also received a "Special Award for Safety" for operating 1,126,942 man-hours without a lost-time injury between Aug. 5, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2012. In addition, Coshocton Works received the "Group Safety Award" for having the lowest incident rate in the industrial group and earned the "Safety Achievement Award" for reducing its lost-time injury rate by more than 25 percent over 2011.

AK Steel's corporate-wide safety performance was five times better than the steel industry average for 2012.

Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels primarily for automotive, infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs about 6,100 people in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana. For more information, visit www.aksteel.com