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Washington Court House > Two calendar years without a recordable KAREN MOLLOY > Accounts Payable Specialist Washington Court House Converting


mployees of the Addison Converting and Distribution Center celebrated 1,200 consecutive days injury-free with a Thanksgivingthemed lunch on November 26 last year. Special guest Christine Bishofberger, Regional Director Human Resources, on hand to help mark the occasion, took this picture. <


he D Team at Washington Court House hung a banner in recognition of the safety slogan voted for 2014 – “Safety Comes in ‘Cans’: I Can, You Can, WE Can!” This slogan is being printed on employee T-shirts for 2014 and was submitted by Kathy Thompson, an operator on D Team. The vote on the new slogan followed on the heels of our two full calendar years without a recordable injury milestone, reached on December 1, 2013. This achievement reflects the focus of employees on safety, participation in pre-lift and pre-task risk assessments, reporting of near misses and involvement in various safety challenges in 2012 and 2013. All employees received Domtar hoodies in recognition of this safety milestone. “Congratulations to the entire team,’’ said Rob Bailey, Director of Converting Operations. This could not have been accomplished

Addison > 1,200 consecutive days injury-free

Kathy Thompson proudly hangs the banner with her safety slogan on it. without strong leadership and involvement by everybody in the plant.” <

Rothschild > “Back-to-back” safety performance BECKY COUSHMAN > Business Relations Coordinator/ Executive Assistant Rothschild Mill


he Rothschild Mill had a recordable incident rate of less than 1.0 for 2012. This was a significant accomplishment since the mill had been challenged by “saw-tooth” safety performance in previous years. At the beginning of 2013, the mill set a goal of achieving “back-to-back” safety performance. The achievement was met with a recordable incident rate of less than 1.0 and no lost-time incidents in 2013!

This performance has taken everyone’s focus, hard work and dedication. Among activities that played a part in achieving this goal, leading indicators such as risk assessments, observations and the filing of hazardous condition reports all increased. Other activities included monthly safety challenges, safety focus weeks and a special deer hunting “Fill Your Tag” event. The mill celebrated with a steak feed in January. In 2014, the mill’s focus is on “Doing the Basics Perfectly” to continue keeping people safe and injury-free at the end of the day. < Left to right: Mary Fandrey, Larry Adamus and Tom Kittel at the Paper Department’s steak celebration.

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