Education and Outreach
International Paper makes good use of health and safety educational opportunities, including those associated with LIFE incidents and near-miss events. Information-sharing among employees occurs regularly, and often leads to tools, templates and corrective action plans created for processes or operations.
An example of how we stay connected to the safety of our external stakeholders is our sponsorship of logger training programs at our mills. Our staff has developed and presented instructional material for landowners and state forestry program participants. We also provide safety orientation to fiber suppliers about fall-protection risks, proper recovered-fiber truck loading and unloading, and log truck load unbinding. Suppliers also are evaluated and ranked for safety performance before they can work within our mills.