Health and Safety
Ensuring safety at work as well as improving safety performance
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) is the number one priority for Constellium – we want every employee, visitor and contractor to return home safely every day. During 2015 we continued to make good progress on delivering our commitment to EHS. Our Recordable Case Rate continues to be among the best in the industry. However, we recognize that the nature of our industry’s materials and machinery mean that there are inherent risks during our operations – and every procedure is therefore conceived and implemented with accident avoidance as the primary objective.
Our communications program based on the FIRST acronym reminds employees of our five key safety behaviors.Contractors, suppliers and visitors to our sites are expected to comply with the same high EHS requirements as employees. Each person receives a plant-specific orientation and is fully supervised throughout their visit. Each person entering a Constellium managed area is included in the Constellium Injury Record keeping System.
Safety programs and actions
Although our safety performance in 2015 is pleasing, it is in no way cause for complacency. The next step for our team is to engage and empower our operators, supporting the Standard Operating Procedures we introduced in 2014.The aim is to ensure that our people buy into our safety culture and understand the personal benefits that are generated by correct behaviors. Initiatives such as the Contained Hazards project, the Five Minute Safety Talks and renewed focus on our Leadership Safety Tours form the cornerstone of our drive for improved performance.
Promoting health and reducing stress underlines our commitment to all aspects of employee wellbeing.We have recently developed a health program focused on healthy eating, physical exercise and coping with mental stress at two pilot plants, Neuf-Brisach in France and Ravenswood in the US.