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Alcoa's Lafayette Operations Receives Safety Excellence Award from National Safety Council For Fourth Consecutive Year
LAFAYETTE, Ind.--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that for the fourth year in a row it’s
Lafayette, Indiana, facility was awarded an Occupational Excellence
Achievement Award for Safety Excellence in 2007 from the U.S. National
Safety Council. The award recognizes employers that have injury and
illness rates involving days missed from work equal to or less than 50%
of the rate compared to similar industries and have no fatalities during
a calendar year.
“We hold the safety and health of our
employees as a core value of our organization and each of our 800
employees works every day at achieving employee safety. It is gratifying
to see our progress being recognized by the National Safety Council,”
said Diana Perreiah, Director of Manufacturing Lafayette.
Among many of the significant activities the Alcoa Lafayette plant has
taken to help achieve these results include the deployment of continuous
improvement events called safety “kaizens,”
an enhanced on-boarding and training process comprising three weeks of
initial safety and skills training for new employees, use of a pre-job
self assessment prior to start of shift and any at-risk job for
maintenance employees, and the implementation of high visibility
clothing for many employees.
The Lafayette plant produces aerospace components and aluminum
extrusions and tubes for customers worldwide.
The National Safety Council is a private, non profit international
organization with more than 60 chapters worldwide. Its mission is to
promote policies and practices that can help reduce unintentional
injuries and deaths in workplaces, on the highways, and in the home and
Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa
serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction,
commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design,
engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to
customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including
flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also
markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems,
precision and investment castings, and building systems. The Company has
97,000 employees in 34 countries and has been named one of the top most
sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com