Health & Safety


The health and safety of our employees remains our top priority, and we again had a fatality-free year in 2013 in all Latin American and Caribbean locations.


A contractor displays his STOP coin

A contractor at the Poços de Caldas location in Brazil displays his STOP coin.

Our days away, restricted, and transfer (DART) rate stayed steady at 0.20 in 2013, the lowest in our history. We also experienced a 15% reduction in our total recordable incident rate, which reached 0.41. Despite these achievements, our lost workday rate increased 13% during the same period. While this rate remains 70% better than the aluminum industry average, we continue to improve our ability to recognize hazards and prevent incidents.


In 2013, Alcoa launched its STOP for Safety campaign, which encourages and recognizes employees and contractors who stop themselves or others in unsafe situations. In Latin America and the Caribbean, 386 employees and contractors received a STOP coin.


All of our Latin American and Caribbean locations participated in the 2013 Global Corporate Challenge, a global 100-day physical activity challenge designed to help participants improve their health and fitness. A total of 3,493 employees on 499 teams walked, biked, or swam 3 million kilometers (1.9 million miles).

Health & Safety Performance

Lost Workday Incident Rate

Days Away, Restricted, and Transfer Rate Total Recordable Incident Rate

2009 0/1 0.06 0.25 0.51
2010 1/1 0.09 0.47 0.73
2011 0.08 0.35 0.55
2012 0.07 0.20 0.48
2013 0.08 0.20 0.41