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Aluminum association releases molten metal incident report

Arlington, VA -- The Aluminum Association has officially released its latest edition of the Molten Metal Incid...


Environment

March 2, 2010
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Arlington, VA — The Aluminum Association has officially released its latest edition of the Molten Metal Incident Report. The annual report contains 83 reports on incidents that occurred in 2008.

The Molten Metal Incident Report is the result of a voluntary reporting program that captures explosions and near misses at facilities that melt aluminum. Although not intended to be statistically representative of the entire industry, the report provides useful information for the industry to help guide its safety efforts in molten aluminum environments. The reporting program has been in place since 1983.

The incident reporting program covers both member companies and non-member companies of the Aluminum Association. Currently, approximately 220 representatives of companies with plants in 20 countries participate in the program.

The report is available free of charge to companies that agree to submit reports of future incidents should they occur at their facility. Companies wishing to participate in the program and receive a copy of the current report should contact the Aluminum Association’s environment, health and safety director, Chuck Johnson, at cjohnson@aluminum.org.

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