Health and wellbeing
Alcoa of Australia’s (Alcoa) operations are safe for employees, neighbouring communities and the environment.
Numerous research studies over many years by Alcoa and independent experts, including the CSIRO, university researchers, independent consultancies and government departments, have shown our operations are in keeping with Australia’s strict environmental guidelines and our sites and their emissions are safe for our employees and communities.
Healthwise is a long-term study investigating if there are any links between work and health among the employees of Alcoa.
The study is run by independent researchers from Monash University and the University of Western Australia. Results are reported to an Advisory Board, consisting of independent scientific advisors and representatives from the unions and Alcoa.
2015 saw the third report of the Healthwise Cancer and Mortality study released. The latest findings showed there was no cause for concern when it comes to the employee health and workplace exposures.
Health Risk Assessments
Health Risk Assessments (HRA) are a sophisticated means of assessing whether air emissions from industrial plants are safe for local communities. They are increasingly being undertaken by industry especially when there are proposals to build new facilities or expand existing ones.
Below are links to HRAs undertaken and peer reviewed by independent experts for Alcoa operations at Kwinana, Pinjarra, Wagerup and Anglesea. These HRAs show no cause for concern for local communities.
- Kwinana Alumina Refinery
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- Pinjarra Alumina Refinery
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- Wagerup Alumina Refinery