Paul O’Neill, 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999 was one of the keynote speakers at the National Safety Council Congress in Chicago. Thousands were in attendance and his impact was inspiring.
When was the last time you heard a CEO say, “the damn product isn’t worth it…it’s neither right nor necessary to put yourself at risk for the greater good of the company”? All leaders say that their most valuable asset is their people, but Mr. O’Neill created proof, with a clear message that “people should never be hurt at work at Alcoa”. In 1987 Alcoa already had an excellent safety record (1.86) and today it’s 0.082.
If you would like to get Mr. O’Neill’s message to your leadership about the critical importance of investing in safety, we can help in 3 ways:
- A summary of Paul O’Neill’s NSC 2013 Keynote: O’Neill Exemplifies Safety Leadership from EHS Today.
- Download and/or share The Power of Safety, Chapter 4 from Charles Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit, that he gave us permission to excerpt for this purpose. In this PDF the author describes in detail how Mr. O’Neill focused on safety to transform Alcoa’s entire business and culture—lowering costs, increasing sales, quality and productivity.
- Or better yet, give us 45 minutes of your time for a one-on-one online presentation so we can show you and your leadership group how SafeStart was an integral part of Alcoa’s safety success over the last decade (and 2,500 other clients) and how it can help you achieve similar safety and financial results.
Or simply contact us to learn more about SafeStart and its ability to transform your company to one that leads with safety.
View, download, and share The Power of Safety PDF to help show the importance of focusing on and investing in safety.