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Sappi's Cloquet Mill Acheives Impressive Safety Milestone

Minnesota mill reaches over 2 million man hours without loss-time injury
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Sappi North America’s mill in Cloquet, Minnesota, reached a company milestone of over 2 million hours worked without a lost-time injury.

This achievement comes on the heels of the mill’s achievement of 1 million hours worked without injury.

Under the leadership of President and CEO Mark Gardner, safety has become a top priority for Sappi North America. While all three mills emphasize safety, the Cloquet Mill’s performance is exemplary. Some of this can be attributed to four initiatives implemented in the past year.

Taking Safety Seriously: Sappi Hires EMTs On-Site at Somerset Mill

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When you work in a remote location, every second counts in an emergency. An ambulance typically takes eight to ten minutes to reach the Somerset Mill location, so early intervention can provide the best possible outcome. That’s why each member of the 15-person team of security guards at Somerset Mill is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. They’re available at a moment’s notice to respond to any emergency.

Giving Tuesday: Give the Gift of Safety

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With the holidays underway, many homes are at increased risk of fire caused by candles and decorative lights. Many of our neighbors who are unable to heat their home will be using their oven to stay warm, which can be extremely dangerous! 

NAEM Announces New Benchmarking Forum for Senior EHS and Sustainability Leaders

The acquisition of the EHS&S Roundtable will meet the changing needs of NAEM’s growing membership
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November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) today announced the addition of the EHS&S Roundtable to its portfolio of benchmarking services for corporate EHS and Sustainability leaders.

With about 5000 members, NAEM is the leader in professional development for mid-level corporate managers of environment, health and safety and sustainability (EHS&S). The EHS&S Roundtable, which was founded 30 years ago, is the longest-running executive network for those at the senior levels of EHS&S leadership within companies. 

Sappi Increases Employee Engagement Efforts

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Our people are critical to our operations. A key component to any successful employee engagement program is communication. At Sappi North America, we prioritize our communication efforts to ensure that all of our associates are informed of, and feel connected to, the organization’s business, mission, strategy and values. To this end, we utilize a number of resources, including email, social media, newsletters, events, video and printed collateral, to maintain organizational alignment and morale.

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Sappi Teams Set New Safety Standard

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We’re excited to report that 2017 was the best safety year in our recorded history, tied with 2013, and our most complex locations, the Somerset and Cloquet mills, clocked in with record-breaking safety performances.

We’ve established a global goal of zero workplace incidents consistent with “Project Zero,” and our overall safety program targets, and we continue to use the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate to measure work-related incidents.

7 Tips for Safe Use of Compressed Air

By Deepak Vetal
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Compressed air is an increasingly common utility in workspaces around the world from factories to construction sites. Although it may seem easy to operate, compressed air can become dangerous if used incorrectly. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to safe operation.

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Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

National Ski Patrol and Subaru Renew Partnership

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Lakewood, Colo., October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The National Ski Patrol (NSP) and Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) have renewed their partnership for another two years.

"We are very excited to renew this partnership between the National Ski Patrol and Subaru," said NSP Executive Director Meegan Moszynski. "Ski patrollers are ambassadors of safety on their mountains, and Subaru builds the safest cars on the market. Their all-wheel drive capability helps ensure that patrollers can get to their mountains in any road condition."

Mobile Home Park Residents to Save Money, Energy in New Pilot Program

SCE is taking part in the upgrade pilot to help enhance safety and reliability for park residents.
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VICTORVILLE, Calif. — The Greenbriar Mobile Home Park clubhouse was recently packed with residents like Patricia West, who lives with her disabled daughter, who came to learn about upcoming construction scheduled at their site.

For the next two months, crews will be converting the mobile home park’s master electric and gas distribution systems to direct electricity and natural gas utility service. Once completed, residents will become first-time customers of Southern California Edison and their local gas utility.  

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