Safety & Health Award Winners

Smartlam, LLC, and LP won Safest Company Awards in their respective categories while the coveted Innovation in Safety Award went to two winners: Boise Cascade Company of Medford, OR, for the Equipment-Based Innovation Award, and Boise Cascade Company of Oakdale, LA, for the Jeff Wagner Process-Based Innovation Award.

Smartlam, LLC, which produces cross-laminated timber at its facility in Columbia Falls, Montana, won its award in the category for companies with three or fewer mills. The company posted a 4.19 WIR for 2017. LP, a producer of engineered wood products in the U.S., Canada, and South America, earned top honors among companies with four or more mills, with a 2017 average Weighted Incident Rate (WIR) of 3.16.

The Medford Boise Cascade Company mill’s original “Belt Hold-Down” equipment innovation and the Oakdale Boise Cascade Company mill’s "Splinter Reduction Video” took top honors out of 26 Innovation in Safety Award entries.
 

2017 Award Winners

 

INNOVATION IN SAFETY AWARD

Boise Cascade Company—Medford, OR: Equipment-Based Innovation Winner: Belt Hold-Down

Boise Cascade Company—Oakdale, LA: Jeff Wagner Process-Based Innovation Winner: Splinter Reduction Video

SAFEST COMPANY AWARDS
   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP
(Companies with four or more mills)
3.16 0.56
Smartlam, LLC
(Companies with three or fewer mills)
4.19 4.19
ANNUAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HONOR ROLL
Division I (Plywood)   WIR TIR
1st Boise Cascade Company—
Chester, SC
  0.73 0.73
2nd Boise Cascade Company—
Kettle Falls, WA
  1.04 1.04
Division II (OSB)   WIR TIR
1st LP—Ponta Grossa, Brazil   0.00 0.00
2nd

LP—Panguipulli, Chile

  0.00 0.00
Division III (Glulam, I-Joist and SCL)   WIR TIR
1st LP—Red Bluff, CA   0.00 0.00
2nd

LP—Golden, BC

  0.30 0.30
THREE-YEAR SAFETY AWARD (2015-2017)
Division I (Plywood)   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
RoyOMartin—Chopin, LA   3.97 1.85
Division II (OSB)   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP—Panguipulli, Chile   0.00 0.00
Division III (Glulam, I-Joist and SCL)   Avg. WIR Avg. TIR
LP—Red Bluff, CA   0.00 0.00
SAFETY IMPROVEMENT AWARD (2015-2017)
Division I (Plywood) 2015 WIR 2016 WIR 2017 WIR
Boise Cascade Company—
Chester, SC
94% Improvement
12.52 5.98 0.73
2015 TIR 2016 TIR 2017 TIR
1.96 1.56 0.73
Division II (OSB) 2015 WIR 2016 WIR 2017 WIR
Norbord—
La Sarre, QC
100% Improvement
3.59 0.68 0.00
2015 TIR 2016 TIR 2017 TIR
0.72 0.68 0.00
Division III (Glulam, I-Joist,
and SCL)
2015 WIR 2016 WIR 2017 WIR
Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd.—
Golden, BC
94% Improvement
5.06 1.04 0.30
2015 TIR 2016 TIR 2017 TIR
1.56 1.04 0.30
INCIDENT FREE HONOR SOCIETY
   PRODUCT WIR TIR

LP Brasil
Ponta Grossa, Brazil

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP
Panguipulli, Chile

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP
Hanceville, AL

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP
Red Bluff, CA

IJ 0.0 0.0

LP
Roxboro, NC

OSB 0.0 0.0

LP
Two Harbors, MN

OSB 0.0 0.0

Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd.
Dawson Creek, BC

OSB 0.0 0.0

Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd.
Maniwaki, QC

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord
Jefferson, TX

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord
La Sarre, QC

OSB 0.0 0.0

Norbord
Lanett, AL

OSB 0.0 0.0

Tolko Industries Ltd.
High Prairie, AB

OSB 0.0 0.0

 


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