Alba clocks new safety milestone
Manama, March 12, 2008
Alba has celebrated, for the second time, the completion of five million working hours without a single lost time injury (LTI).
The firm has distributed more than BD250,000 ($663,042) among its employees in recognition of and in appreciation for their achievement.
Alba had started last year by setting a new world safety milestone when it recorded five million hours without an LTI - and had gone on to break that record later that same year by recording more than 9 million hours without an LTI.
This latest safety achievement puts it among the world's best - but the goal is not - and never was - to set world records, said Alba chief executive Ahmed Saleh Al Noaimi.
'We celebrate another outstanding achievement for the entire plant,' Al Noaimi observed.
'This historic achievement, a direct result of our long-term commitments to safety and constant investments on our safety systems, was only made possible by the unfaltering efforts and continuing contributions of each and every Alba employee.'
'This record-breaking safety achievements follows the commissioning of our Line 5, the longest reduction line in the world, in a world record breaking time of 77 days without a single LTI to earn international praise and recognition for the world's fastest and safety start-up,' he added.
'These outstanding achievements represent the level of awareness and expertise of all Alba employees and their commitment to safety rules and regulations at all work areas.'
'The Alba board of directors and the executive management team greatly appreciate the 5 million hour milestone without an LTI, they decided to present every single one with a BD75 award,' he said.
'The real reward that safety brings is to be able to go back home to our families and loved ones in safety. I hope this award helps further motivate each of us to strive for further achievements,' he noted.
'I believe these achievements emphasise the success of the many safety campaigns like the mini Safety, Health Environment weeks that are organised by different departments in the company around the year to increase the safety awareness among employees in all areas,' Al Noaimi added.-TradeArabia News Service