1.3 Employee Safety

Indicator 1.3 - Employee Safety at Landsvirkjun and Alcoa Fjarðaál

 

Samfélag - Öryggi starfsfólksHere you can find information about frequency of work related accidents at Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter and Landsvirkjun Power Company.



Results


a. Number of work related accidents reported annually due to Fljótsdalsstöð power plant and Alcoa Fjarðaál.


Table 1. Number of work related accidents reported annually due to Fljótsdalsstöð power plant and Alcoa Fjarðaál. Accidents causing two days or more off work are recorded.

Year \ Number of accidents           Alcoa Fjarðaál            Landsvirkjun
   Employees Contractors
 Fljótsdalsstöð power plant
 2007 1 0

 2008 1 0 1
 2009 2 0 0
 2010 1 0 0
 2011 0 0 0
 2012 0
2
0
 2013 0 0 0
 2014 0 0 0
 2015 1
0
0
 2016 2
0
0


Table 2. Number of work related accidents during construction of Fljótsdalsstöð power station and Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter. Work related accidents causing two days or more off work are recorded.

Company/Year 2004   2005  2006  2007
 Bechtela  0  2   2
 Impregilo  -  -  1139b  
 Landsvirkjun      7  5

a: Numbers for Bechtel were corrected (29.1.2014).
b: Statistics for Impregilo are  accumulated from the start of construction of Kárahnjúkavirkjun power plant until the end of November 2006.

Updated: July 4 2017
Sources: Bechtel 2005-2007, Impregilo 2007 and Alcoa Fjarðaál & Landsvirkjun, 2009-2017.


b. Number of man-hours registered lost because of reported work-related accidents at Landsvirkjun, Fjarðaál and contractors.


Table 3. Frequency of work related accidents at Landsvirkjun reported as H200, number of work related accidents per 200.000 hours worked.

Year/Company Landsvirkjuna
2004
0.9
2005
0.5
2006
0.5
2007
0.7
2008
0.4
2009
1.1
2010 1.4
2011 0.4
2012 0
2013 0.7
2014
0.4
2015
0.4
2016
0.4

a:  Format of results was changed when updated on April 7 2016 to H200 (number of accidents causing absence of work per 200,000 hours worked).  Formerly the results were reported as H1000 (number of accidents causing absence from work per 1,000,000 hours worked).

 

Table 4. Frequency of work related accidents (Lost Workday Incident Rate) at Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter reported as H200, number of work related accidents per 200.000 hours worked.

  Employees of Alcoa
Contractors
 2007 0.31 0
 2008 0.20 0
 2009 0.38 0
 2010 0.19 0
 2011 0 0
 2012 0 0.68
 2013 0 0
 2014 0 0
 2015 0.22 0
 2016 0.44
0


Table 5. Number of work related accidents at building contractors reported as H-value, i.e. number of work-related accidents for every 100,000 hours worked.

 Year/Company
Bechtela
Impregilo
 Fosskraft Suðurverk
Arnarfell
 2004 0.0
- -
- -
 2005 0.16 12.1 3.2 0.55 4.65
 2006 0.11 13.8 - 0.7 3.5
 2007 0.10  - - -
-

a: Numbers for Bechtel were corrected (29.1.2014).


Updated: July 4 2017
Sources: Alcoa Fjarðaál and Landsvirkjun, 2009 -2017.
 

Metrics, Targets and Monitoring Protocol


What is measured?

a) Number of work related accidents reported annually at Kárahnjúkavirkjun power plant and Fjarðaál (Project effect: direct).

b) Frequency of work related accidents expressed as H-number (H200) i.e. number of  time loss injuries per 200,000 hours worked at Landsvirkjun, Alcoa Fjarðaál and sub contractors  (Project effect: direct).

Monitoring Protocol

a) During construction: Statistics from contractors available in monthly reports to companies.

After operation starts:Fjarðaál  EHS team collects information for Fjarðaál during operation. Landsvirkjun  Engineering and Implementation Department collects information for the operational phase of the hydropower station. Every incident is recorded.

b) Statistic from contractors is available through monthly reports to companies. Fjarðaál EHS team collects information for Fjarðaál during operation. Landsvirkjun Engineering and Implementation Department collects information for the operational phase of the hydropower station. Every incident is recorded.


Targets 

a)

  • During construction of Kárahnjúkavirkjun power plant: Number of accidents will remain constant or decrease over time (target set from beginning of 2006) 
  • During construction of Fjardaál: No reported accidents

b)

  • During construction of Kárahnjúkavirkjun power plant: Number of accidents will remain constant or decrease over time (target set from beginning of 2006) 
  • During construction of Fjarðaál: No accidents

After operation starts: Fljótsdalsstöð Power Station and  Fjarðaál smelter: No accidents

Possible countermeasures

  • The companies issue safety requirements and policy

Changes of indicators

 At annual meeting of the initiative on May 3 2016 the following change was approved on part b of the monitoring protocol.

What is measured?

Original text
Changed text
b.  Time lost due to injury per year as reported by Alcoa, Landsvirkjun, and their sub-contractors.

b. Frequency of work related accidents expressed as H-number (H200) i.e. number of  time loss injuries per 200,000 hours worked at Landsvirkjun, Alcoa Fjarðaál and sub contractors

Rationale for change: 

It is impossible to measure number of work-hours lost because of work related injuries. H-value however is a common metric for accident frequency and makes comparison with other companies and areas possible.

It was decided in the forth phase of the initiative to change the numbers of the sustainability indicators.  This indicator was originally number 4.1 and is referenced as 4.1 in early documents of the project.


Rationale for Indicator Selection


Alcoa and Landsvirkjun can have a direct influence on their employees' health and safety. The companies can, for instance, directly influence and manage the risk of accidents through implementation of an Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) program.

Assessing and mitigating the risk of accidents during construction and operation of the projects should reduce the likelihood of accidents and forced injury related time off.