Health and Safety
Environment Health and Safety is not just matter of mechanisms and processes, but also of behavior and engagement – an overall culture of commitment to one another.
Ensuring the safety of all employees, contractors, and visitors on our sites is a primary concern.
Our 2020 Targets:
- Reduce our Recordable Case Rate (RCR) by 10% each year
- No more than four serious injuries a year
- Be in the industry’s top quartile in terms of safety results
Safety, our number one priority
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.
Recognizing that the nature of our industry’s materials and machinery mean that there are inherent risks during operations, we conceive and implement every procedure with accident avoidance as the primary objective. And while our Recordable Case Rate (RCR) is already one of the best in the industry, we continue to develop awareness, communication, and training.
Our communications program, EHS FIRST, is about making a commitment to protect the environment as well as the health and safety of all employees and everyone else on our sites. Contractors, suppliers, and visitors to our sites are expected to comply with the same stringent EHS requirements as employees. Each person receives a plant-specific orientation, is fully supervised throughout his or her visit, and is included in the Constellium Injury Record-keeping System.
We are also implementing a Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention program (SIF) in complement to our EHS FIRST programs. Each of our Autonomous Production Units (APUs) is actively working addressing the following risks items on a continuous basis: the implementation of “golden” (critical) rules, the education of leaders on Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention, a futher increase in line of fire/ hand safety/ hazard awareness, and an electric arc flash standards.
|“Respect for people is at the top of our priorities and this is the reason why Health and Safety, but also Environmental protection are extremely high values in our company.”|
|Volker Brockhagen, Constellium Group EHS Director|
Promoting employee health
Our objective is to prevent work-related diseases and promote employee health.
We are advancing an EHS culture that ensures everyone’s health and safety, inside and outside of our premises. Constellium sites use Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Risk Control (HIRARC) to analyze each task for physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic hazards and establish health promotion programs.
Initiatives include noise reduction in our plants of Crailsheim and Ravenswood, ergonomics at our plants of Dahenfeld, Issoire, Muscle Shoals, Neuf-Brisach, and Nuits-Saint-Georges, and air quality improvement at Gottmadingen, Ussel, White, Issoire, and C-TEC.