Health and Wellbeing
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 locations and their emissions are safe for our employees and communities.
Healthwise is a long-term study investigating any links between work and health among Alcoa employees.
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.
The fourth report of the Healthwise Cancer and Mortality Study was released in 2021. The latest findings showed no cause for concern regarding 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 locations. These HRAs show no cause for concern for local communities.