Term: Safety | The Aluminum Association

COVID-19 Resources

As COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continues to spread rapidly around the world and throughout the United States, the Aluminum Association is prioritizing the health and safety of our members and staff – and we are working tirelessly to ensure that aluminum producers can continue to operate as part of the critical manufacturing sector.  

Drive Aluminum for a Safer, Stronger, Greener Vehicle

Former NASA astronaut Dan Tani explains how aluminum helps automakers develop the safest, greenest and more sustainable vehicles ever.

Modern Metal Brief | July 2016

Technical Assessment Review on Vehicle Fuel Economy Rules Positive for Aluminum. Trade Enforcement Coalition Briefs 60 Hill Staffers.

Aluminum Association Releases Fourth Edition of Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum

 The Aluminum Association released today the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum. This latest revision represents the hundreds of years of collective expertise in managing molten metal accumulated by many leading industry experts.  The updated Guidelines are available for purchase in the Association’s bookstore at www.aluminum.org.

U.S. Aluminum Industry Records Safest Year Ever

The safety and well-being of industry employees has long been a commitment of the Aluminum Association and the industry itself.  The industry reached a historic milestone: 2014 was the safest year on record for the U.S. aluminum industry according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

New Green Building Guidelines and Aluminum Conductor Checklist

The Association debuted new green building guidelines, as well as an aluminum electrical conductor checklist for building inspectors.

Website Wins Award | Election Impact

The Aluminum Association's newly redesigned website won an award.  The impact of the mid-term elections on the aluminum industry.  A new video highlights the “Aluminum Advantage.” An infographic tells the aluminum story in building and construction.

Aluminum Powder & Paste Safety Videos

Activities including the grinding, polishing, sawing, cutting, sanding and scratch brushing of aluminum generate fine aluminum particles, some of which are potentially explosive. These particles are known as “fines”, “dust” or “powder.” In the case of aluminum, explosions can result if ignition occurs while particles are suspended in the air as a dust cloud, as the burning extends from one particle to another with extreme speed.