As we improve our control of contaminants and risk factors, we also aim to eliminate occupational diseases and injuries, as well as the exacerbation of pre-existing personal conditions, while taking actions to promote better health.
Alcoa’s objective is for employees to maintain their physical integrity and improve their health in comparison to the general population.
All of our facilities have Wellness committees that work closely with health services to develop, support and promote activities and programs to improve the health of our employees.
Some of our targets, such as the monitoring of hearing shift, require assessments of employee health to determine the efficiency of our control measures. For example, hearing shifts should not be higher for our employees than for the non-exposed population. Our objective is to achieve an annual rate of total hearing shifts of less than 1% by 2020.