APA - The Engineered Wood Association

2009 Safety & Health Award Winners

LP’s oriented strand board mill in Tomahawk, Wisconsin earned the coveted Innovation in Safety Award in the latest Safety and Health Awards Program sponsored annually by APA for the structural wood panel and engineered wood products industry.

The LP plant took the innovation prize for designing and deploying a special outside debarking and conveyor system for stringy bark species that mitigates debarker discharge plug ups and the risks associated with clearing the raw material bottlenecks by hand.

Among the criteria for the Innovation Award is demonstration that the innovation reduced occupational injuries or illnesses.  The entry can be submitted by a mill, a group of mills or an entire company.  Twenty-four Innovation entries were submitted in 2009, more than doubling the 10 entries in 2008. Read the full story. View award presentation photos.

2009 Award Winners

INNOVATION IN SAFETY AWARD
LP -- Tomahawk, Wisconsin: Outside Debarker and Conveyor System
SAFEST COMPANY AWARDS
   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
Norbord
(Companies with four or more mills)
4.58 1.12
Stark Truss Company, Inc.
(Companies with three or fewer mills)
0.0 0.0
ANNUAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HONOR ROLL
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours) Hours WIR TIR
1st LP -- Panguipulli, Chile 320,966 0.0 0.0
2nd Norbord -- Nacogdoches, Texas 294,889 0.0 0.0
3rd LP -- Roxboro, North Carolina 245,528 0.0 0.0
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours) Hours WIR TIR
1st Norbord -- Cordele, Georgia 409,982 0.0 0.0
2nd Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC --
Camden, Texas
1,162,974 0.17 0.17
3rd Georgia-Pacific Wood Product LLC --
Warm Springs, Georgia
653,509 0.31 0.31
THREE-YEAR SAFETY AWARD (2007-2009)
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours) Avg. Hours Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP -- Wilmington, North Carolina 261,777 0.33 0.33
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours) Avg. Hours Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP -- Panguipulli, Chile 417,208 1.12 0.11
SAFETY IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Division I (Under 400,000 Hours) 2009 WIR 2008 WIR 2007 WIR
LP -- Carthage, Texas
100% Improvement
0.00 0.00 8.23
2009 TIR 2008 TIR 2007 TIR
0.00 0.00 0.55
Division II (Over 400,000 Hours) 2009 WIR 2008 WIR 2007 WIR
LP -- Panguipulli, Chile
100% Improvement
0.00 0.00 3.37
2009 TIR 2008 TIR 2007 TIR
0.00 0.00 0.34
INCIDENT FREE HONOR SOCIETY
   Hours WIR TIR
Norbord -- Cordele, Georgia 409,982 0.0 0.0
LP -- Panguipulli, Chile 320,966 0.0 0.0
Norbord -- Nacogdoches, Texas 294,889 0.0 0.0
LP -- Roxboro, North Carolina 245,528 0.0 0.0
LP -- Carthage, Texas 234,243 0.0 0.0
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC --
Fordyce OSB, Fordyce, Arkansas
221,131 0.0 0.0
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC --
Grenada OSB, Duck Hill, Mississippi
182,637 0.0 0.0
Anthony Forest Products Co. --
El Dorado, Arkansas
129,405 0.0 0.0
LP -- Wilmington, North Carolina 113,979 0.0 0.0
LP -- Red Bluff, California 102,735 0.0 0.0
Stark Truss Company, Inc. --
Beach City, Ohio
46,374 0.0 0.0
Shelton Lam and Deck --
Chehalis, Washington
34,872 0.0 0.0
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC --
Ocala, Florida
31,554 0.0 0.0
Rosboro -- Springfield, Oregon 27,212 0.0 0.0

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2009 Award Winners

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