Incident Management Software Improves Employee Engagement at Aluminum ProducerDecember 27, 2022
Golden Aluminum, established in 1982 by the Coors Brewing Company to provide Coors with a complete aluminum can (body, lid and tab) from a single alloy made from recycled beverage cans, now produces aluminum for beverage and food packaging, as well as other industries including automotive home products and electronics. Workplace safety and health at the 200-employee manufacturer took on a new level of emphasis when Ryan Thompson took over there as EHS (environmental health and safety) manager in January of 2021, and noted the lack of any centralized incident-reporting system beyond reporting incidents and logging them onto a spreadsheet.
So goes a case study on the website of VelocityEHS describing the investment Thompson and Golden Aluminum recently made in the VelocityEHS Safety incident-management software platform. “One of the biggest tangible improvements we saw was an increase in engagement,” Thompson says. “We’re getting a lot more people feeling like they have a voice—they can put in an observation or near miss and see action being taken,” Ryan adds. “That was the goal, to empower everybody and create positive, proactive change.”