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1 Improving Employee Hazard Recognition Cory McBride-Curt Krambeer International Paper Cedar River Mill Cedar Rapids, IA

2 Cedar River Mill Largest 100% recycle-based paper mill in western hemisphere Two paper machines Work force of 220 team members We produce brown paper for boxes

3 SAFETY VISION Everyone enjoying a superior quality of life Unsurpassed personal commitment to the safety, health, and well-being of self, family, friends, and community. Cedar River Mill

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13 Awareness – Attitude - Action Do we automatically know about the “Golden Poison Frogs” in our work places? Everyone’s hazard recognition abilities will need a little help.

14 Our Message Communication

15 Further: Build Systems of Communications

16 Training Training for new team members – General safety training – Overview and specifics on safety processes – Overview of papermaking and related hazards

17 Some Topics for New Hires General Safety Rules Lockout-ZES Confined Space Hazard Communication Hot Work Stop Program Safe Start Chemicals Rigging Environmental Concerns Behavior-Based Safety Papermaking Process Housekeeping

18 Classroom training for new hires Permitted processes are covered in classroom settings Electrical training is included

19 Lockout Board for #2 Dry End After covering topics in the classroom, trainees are able to see processes used on the operating floor.

20 Training for Specific Job Skills Raw Materials Shipping Winder Stock Prep Wet End Paper Machine Dry End Paper Machine Control Room

21 Training Training for job skills – Task training including job hazards – Assisted time and unassisted time – Standard procedures that include hazard listing

22 Training Checklist Checklists for Job Skills include all SOP’s related to that particular job and contain safety items that the trainer and trainee must review and initial.

23 Winder Checklist Seven pages of items (safety aspects, standard procedures, known hazards) that must be reviewed by trainers with all trainees.

24 Standard Operating Procedures SOP’s are step-by-step flow charts showing reliable methods for completing tasks Warning boxes show hazards that need to be avoided during tasks

25 On-The-Job Risk Assessments Job Performance Safety Analysis – Group discussion of project or task Pocket Cards – Individual-based reminder card Behavior-Based Safety Observations – One-on-one discussions Vehicle/Crane/Tool Inspections – Looking for hazards every shift

26 Team Members Help with Audits VPP Audits Key Element Survey Audits Wall-To-Wall Conditions Audits Winder Audits Housekeeping Audits

27 Mill-Wide Communications Incident Flashes – Documented within 24 hours of incident – Distributed using several modes Morning leadership meetings Bulletin Boards Preshift meetings for process and maintenance teams Entered in database for corporate distribution

28 Incident Flashes One page document to show what, when, and where Printed on yellow paper and posted in main hallway Lists immediate corrective actions to be taken Does not include names of people involved in incident How & why determined in investigations

29 Incident Investigations – Conducted by trained team members – Reports distributed as widely as flashes – Significant investigations include power point presentation for quicker & easier description of incident as well as communicating root causes and corrective actions company wide

30 Corrective Actions ActionResponsibilityCompletion Date Follow up with carrier to ensure all drivers are receiving proper training and safety information John Doe4/15/13 Per IP policy, driver banned from mill site for 24 hours. John Doe3/29/13 Meet with carrier to discuss incident.Jane Doe4/12/13 Share incident with all carriers.Jane Doe4/12/13

31 Contractor Meetings – Monthly meetings with on-site contractors – Quarterly meetings with safety and leadership representatives from all contractors Held the day before a major maintenance outage Review of safety performance Review policies and procedures Discuss changes and updates on hazard prevention

32 A Wide Variety of Visuals – Posters and Bulletin Boards – Hazard labels – Warning signs – Danger & caution tape with barricade tags – Yellow paint on steps – Black and yellow floor stripes near winder – Stripes for crane use near reel

33 EHS&S February 21, 2013

34 34 In 2010 International Paper launched the LIFE initiative, a multi-year effort to identify and mitigate the potential hazards and risks that lead to serious injuries and fatalities.

35 LIFE Definition 35 What is a LIFE Incident? A fatality or amputation OR An injury that results in 14 or more calendar days away from work and involves: Organ Damage Concussion or Other Brain Trauma Bone Fracture Crushing Injury Degloving Serious 2 nd or 3 rd Degree Burn

36 Machine Safeguarding Falls Motorized Equipment Harmful Substances or Environments Driver Safety Other* 2012 LIFE Incidents 36 *Other – Primarily struck by or caught between objects

37 LIFE Lessons One-page summaries of LIFE incidents are shared among company sites to allow all employees in International Paper to learn from each incident. A picture, brief summary, root causes, and corrective actions are included in the lesson.

38 38 5 LIFE Focus Areas and a New Contractor Safety Emphasis Machine Safeguarding Motorized Equipment Falls Exposure to Harmful Substances or Environments Driver Safety Contractor Safety New for

39 39 How do we get there? Identify & Eliminate Hazards Individual Accountability Look Out for Others Intervene When Needed “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker

40 Local LIFE Initiative Work Traffic flow analysis and controls Machine guarding inventory and improvements Cell phone policy implementation

41 Driver Safety-Cell Phones Absolutely no cell phone use when driving: -in company vehicle -in company-rented vehicle -in any vehicle on company property -including any powered industrial truck -in private vehicle on company business

42 Her last call was from a cell phone.

43 Combinations of Hazards What do we get when unsafe behavior A intersects with unsafe behavior B in time and space?

44 At an estimated 85 mph, the motorcycle driver could not react when the automobile driver on a cell phone pulled out from side street.

45 More IP employees work safely today than ever before... 70% improvement in TIR since 2000 IP leads the paper industry in safety Many facilities are working injury-free … but there is more work to do 45 Numbers show downward trend in recordable injuries

46 Safety is not about numbers. It’s about our health and well-being … it’s about our teammates… it’s about friends… It’s about family… …and our ability to go home safely to them 46


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