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

Sam Newbill, Chair

Hood Industries, Inc.

John Myers, Vice Chair

Roseburg Forest Products

Terry Evans

Boise Cascade Company

Chris Fowler

Canoe Forest Products Ltd.

Dave McGowin


Bryan Kimball

Murphy Company

Peter Quosai


Steve Mckenney

Roseburg Forest Products

Terry Secrest


Josh Jenkinson

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation

Steve Walker


APA Staff Advisor

Charles Hartke