APA Safety & Health Program

OSB Mill Excellence in safety, it has been said, is not a destination, but an ongoing journey requiring vigilance, focus and demonstrated commitment throughout the company. This safety and health section of the APA website was established to encourage, inform and assist all APA members, and indeed the entire engineered wood products industry, on our collective journey to safety and health in the mill.

As individual companies and together as an industry we have no more important asset than our employees. We urge you to participate in this vital ongoing mill safety improvement effort—by joining our committee and bringing your insights and input to the table, by contributing and sharing safety alerts for the benefit of all, by entering the annual APA Mill Safety and Health Awards Competition, and, most importantly, by elevating safety to the highest priority in your company.

We welcome your suggestions on how this site can best serve our mutual goal of advancing mill safety.

—APA Safety and Health Advisory Committee

Safety & Health Committee

Mike Wacker, Committee Chairman

Plum Creek

Greg Ellisor, Vice Chairman


Terry Evans

Boise Cascade Company

Brian Goldade

Potlatch Corporation

Keith Harned


Dwight Midles

Olympic Panel Products LLC

Tom Natsch

Roseburg Forest Products Co.

Sam Newbill

Hood Industries, Inc.

Peter Quosai


Randy Schillinger

Pacific Woodtech Corp.

Terry Secrest


Curtis Swindell, Jr.

Abitibi–LP Engineered Wood Inc.

Staff Contacts

John Hopp

Manager, Human Resources

Steve Zylkowski

Director, Quality Services Division