Safety & Health Award Winners

Abitibi-LP Engineered Wood and Norbord won Safest Company Awards in their respective categories, while the coveted Innovation in Safety Award went to two winners: LP of Sagola, MI, for equipment-based innovation, and Weyerhaeuser of Elkin, NC, for process-based innovation.

Norbord, a North American manufacturer of structural wood panels, earned top honors among companies with four or more mills, with a 2013 average Weighted Incident Rate (WIR) of 2.55. Abitibi-LP, which produces I-joists, won its award in the category for companies with three or fewer mills. The company posted a perfect 0.00 WIR for 2013.

The Sagola LP mill’s original “Log Jam Pusher” equipment innovation and the Elkin Weyerhaeuser mill’s engaging “Summer Safety Blitz” program took top honors out of 30 Innovation in Safety Award entries. Prototyped and tested on site by Sagola mill staff, the “Log Jam Pusher” is a new piece of equipment that greatly diminishes the risk to operators while removing large or crooked logs from a chain conveyance system. Using the chain’s own mechanical force, the equipment repositions the logs safely, without physical aid from the operator. The Elkin mill’s “Summer Safety Blitz” program proved highly effective in involving staff in safety awareness through several avenues, including production of a “Summer Safety” video series starring mill employees, a March Madness hoop shoot and basketball goal giveaway incorporating safety themes, a summer safety cooler bag giveaway, and other activities popular with staff.
 

2013 Award Winners
 

INNOVATION IN SAFETY AWARD

LP—Sagola, MI: Equipment-Based Innovation Winner: Log Jam Pusher

Weyerhaeuser—Elkin, NC: Process-Based Innovation Winner: Summer Safety Blitz

SAFEST COMPANY AWARDS
   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
Norbord
(Companies with four or more mills)
2.55 0.64
Abitibi–LP Engineered Wood
(Companies with three or fewer mills)
0.0 0.0
ANNUAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HONOR ROLL
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours)   WIR TIR
1st LP—Lautaro, Chile   0.0 0.0
2nd LP—Hanceville, AL   0.0 0.0
3rd LP—Panguipulli, Chile   0.0 0.0
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours)   WIR TIR
1st LP—Hayward, WI   0.00 0.00
2nd

Louisiana-Pacific Canada, Ltd.—
Golden, BC

  0.43 0.43
3rd Norbord—Cordele, GA   4.13 0.83
THREE-YEAR SAFETY AWARD (2010-2012)
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours)   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP—Carthage, TX   0.0 0.0
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours)   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
Louisiana-Pacific Canada, Ltd.—
Golden, BC
  0.65 0.65
SAFETY IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours) 2011 WIR 2012 WIR 2013 WIR
LP—Lautaro, Chile
100% Improvement
11.77 5.76 0.00
2011 TIR 2012 TIR 2013 TIR
1.18 0.58 0.00
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours) 2011 WIR 2012 WIR 2013 WIR
Louisiana-Pacific Canada, Ltd.—
Golden, BC
56.66% Improvement
0.99 0.54 0.43
2011 TIR 2012 TIR 2013 TIR
0.99 0.54 0.43
INCIDENT FREE HONOR SOCIETY
   PRODUCT WIR TIR

Abitibi–LP Engineered Wood
Larouche, QC

IJ 0.0 0.0

Abitibi–LP Engineered Wood
Saint Prime, QC

IJ 0.0 0.0

Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
Barwick, ON

OSB 0.0 0.0

Anthony Forest Products Co.
Washington, GA

Glulam 0.0 0.0

LP—Carthage, TX

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Hanceville, AL

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Hayward, WI

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Houlton, ME

LSL 0.0 0.0

LP—Lautaro, Chile

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Newberry, MI

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Panguipulli, Chile

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Sagola, MI

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP—Wilmington, NC

LVL 0.0 0.0

Norbord—Guntown, MS

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord—Jefferson, TX

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord—La Sarre, QC

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord—Nacogdoches, TX

OSB 0.0 0.0

Roseburg Forest Products Co.
Engineered Wood Products—Riddle, OR

IJ / LVL 0.0 0.0

Weyerhaeuser—Elkin, NC

OSB 0.0 0.0

Weyerhaeuser—Hudson Bay, SK

OSB 0.0 0.0

 


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