Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the Alcoa Foundation, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Edison Mission Group, and United States Steel, hosted a national two-day forum on October 29 and 30, 2012, to study the nature and cause of fatalities in the workplace, as well as prevention strategies. This forum is a natural extension of the 2007 Fatality Prevention forum.
Watch a video summary of the Fatality Prevention Forum.
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Alcoa Foundation has been a longstanding supporter of the IUP Safety Sciences program. This is the second forum of its kind hosted by IUP in collaboration with Alcoa Foundation. The first event was held in November 2007.
“Alcoa Foundation is committed to educational activities around safety and workforce redevelopment, and we see this conference as a great opportunity to raise the awareness of safety issues across the manufacturing industry,” said Paula Davis, president of Alcoa Foundation. “We’re proud to be a supporter of the Fatality Prevention Forum.”
DuPont Sustainable Solutions has arranged for Captain Chesley Sullenberger to be our dinner speaker on October 29, 2012. Captain Sullenberger is an international hero lauded for his successful emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York City’s Hudson River on January, 15, 2009. DuPont and Captain Sullenberger share similar philosophies on the importance of leadership, teamwork, and operating discipline as building blocks to sustainable performance. He shares his story with a variety of executive-level DuPont clients as an example of decision making in diverse, complex situations and has been involved in the joint creation of training programs about the importance of these building blocks in developing robust safety and sustainability cultures.
“Edison Mission Group is committed to achieving our vision of a sustainable, injury-free culture across our fleet of nearly 50 facilities nationwide which use coal, gas, and wind to generate electricity,” said John Kennedy, senior vice president, EMG Generation. “To achieve our vision, EMG recognizes the value of benchmarking and sharing best safety-management practices across industry. Through our sponsorship, we are proud to be a part of sharing effective prevention tools and strategies during the 2012 Fatality Prevention in the Workplace forum.”
United States Steel Corporation is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Fatality Prevention Forum. United States Steel has a heritage of safety excellence dating back to the foundation of our company and we believe that the prevention of incidents in the workplace is not only the right thing to do but is also good business. We are committed to continuous improvement of our safety processes supporting a sustainable work culture in which safety is internalized by all employees as their primary core value. This forum aligns with our beliefs and safety values and provides a fantastic opportunity for the sharing of best practices, strategies, and achievements in the area of fatality prevention. Proactive implementation and use of the knowledge from this forum will support the expectations of the families of all of our employees—the safe return of their loved ones at the end of each workday.