Zero work-related injuries and illnesses have been long-standing goals for Alcoa. But when zero first became the target, it seemed unreachable. "Accidents are inevitable" was often the response.
They're not. We can attain zero. It is possible, and, in many locations, it is already here thanks to dedicated effort and a firm commitment to our core values, one of which is to work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, Alcoa's lost workday (days away) rate for 2016 stood at 0.11, and the 2016 days away plus restricted and job transfer (DART) rate was 0.36. Each represents the number of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers.
Among Alcoa’s 193 locations worldwide, 37.3% had zero recordable injuries; 57.5% had zero days away, restricted, or transferred; and 72.5% had zero lost workdays.
Working in teams and as individuals, we can build on this outstanding effort—and see zero extended to every Alcoa location, every day.