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trendspotting | SAFETY

On the Journey to Injury-Free
International Paper began the road to injury-free in 2010 with
the introduction of the LIFE initiative, which focuses on
eliminating life-changing injuries and fatalities.
KIRT CUEVAS

At International Paper (IP) we
believe the true measure of success is our
ability to send every team member, contractor, and visitor home safely at the end
of each day. Safety is a core value at IP, and
we believe injury-free is possible. That value
won't change regardless of business conditions or production priorities.
Our journey to injury-free is centered
around four key components: Safety Leading
Indicators (SLIs), which allow us to be more
proactive; integrating layers of protection into our processes through the use of
Human and Organizational Performance
(HOP); engaging with our team members and
stakeholders; and creating a culture of caring
where safety leaders feel empowered to make
the safe choice the right choice every time.
These four pillars of our safety culture have
shifted the way we think, and challenged us
to approach and feel differently about safety
than we have in the past.
MEASURING AGAINST
SAFETY LEADING INDICATORS
The shift became evident in 2016, when
IP began measuring SLIs among 55,000 colleagues across the global operations. This
proactive approach to safety revealed that we
were trying to learn from only a handful of
serious injuries each year, rather than the full
breadth of hazards, errors, near-misses, and
precursors that our team members face every
day. We were spending 80 to 90 percent of our
time reacting when someone was hurt. Now,
we have moved to spending 80 to 90 percent
of our time identifying those precursors to
injuries and tackling them with the same
passion and effort we would if someone were
seriously hurt.
IP's SLIs are depicted through a pinwheel
(see illustration). They include: LIFE Project
Plan Execution, Hazard Recognition and
Control, LIFE Potential Identification, Safe
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Work Observations, Employee Engagement,
5S Performance, and Safety Leadership
Training and Certification.
LIFE Project Plan Execution measures
the closure of gaps for a site's Environment,
Health and Safety improvements. Hazard
Recognition and Control tracks the percentage of our team members trained in
identifying and mitigating hazards. LIFE
Potentials are incidents or near misses that
could have easily resulted in a life-impacting
injury or fatality. Safe Work Observations and
Engagement both contribute to the practice
of having meaningful safety conversations
with team members, recognizing good safety
practices, and intervening when an unsafe
condition or action is observed. These conversations are reviewed and discussed by team

members at our sites to apply what we learn
in other areas or locations. 5S Performance
is how sites are standardizing work areas to
be clean, organized, and clear of any unnecessary waste.
Finally, Safety Leadership Training and
Certification is one of the most important
ways IP invests in our people to create caring and courageous safety leaders. In 2018,
we will include IP Contract Coordinator
Training in our SLIs to measure how many
of our contract coordinators are equipped
with the tools needed to provide oversight to
the contractors who work with us.
I believe the SLI initiative has been transformational for our company. We encourage everyone at IP to become engaged and
embrace the SLIs.
www.tappi.org


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
On the Journey to Injury-Free
2018 Outlook
Welcome to Scappoose
A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
TAPPI Journal Summaries
A New Resource for R&M Professionals
Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Advertisers’ Index
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Intro
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover1
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover2
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 3
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 4
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 5
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Setpoint
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 7
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 9
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - On the Journey to Injury-Free
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 11
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 12
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 13
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 2018 Outlook
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 15
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 16
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 17
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 19
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert2
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 25
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 27
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 28
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 29
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 31
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 32
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert3
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert4
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 35
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 36
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 38
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 44
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - ASPI News
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Advertisers’ Index
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover4
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