Two Harbors mill earns Governor’s Safety AwardThe Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Louisiana-Pacific for excellence in workplace safety and health.
The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Louisiana-Pacific for excellence in workplace safety and health.
The LP Two Harbors siding facility is one of 249 employers (out of 522 entrants) which were recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center in May.
“An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like Louisiana-Pacific understand that safety is good business, now more than ever.”
Steve Twining, plant manager of the Two Harbors facility said the safety and health of employees was foremost. “We believe that all workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented and that employee involvement is essential to establish and sustain an injury-free culture,” he said. “No one should get injured working at LP.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards have spotlighted Minnesota employers with above average safety records. Participants submit injury information which is compared with state and national data, as well as the entrant’s past performance. Ongoing safety programs and activities are also considered. Winners are recognized at three levels:
-Meritorious Achievement (110 winners): Better than average performance in incident rates, dependent on type of industry.
-Outstanding Achievement (68 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record.
-Award of Honor (71 winners): Exceptional accomplishment in reduction of injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
The Louisiana-Pacific Two Harbors facility received an Award of Honor.