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millwise | SAFETY

TAPPISAFE Offers Solid
Benefits for Mills, Contractors
This innovative orientation program helps improve mill safety
while reducing costs and increasing confidence.
Every mill has unique challenges
and processes. Yet all have the same goal:
that everyone at the facility each day starts
work safe, remains safe, and gets home safe.
Effective safety orientation is a critical component for reaching that goal.
In 2006, TAPPI began working with both
the mill and supplier communities to design
a system that would not only improve safety
readiness, but save time and money as well.
The result: the TAPPISAFE Program (see
sidebar), which launched in 2011.
The paper mills that have adopted
TAPPISAFE over the last several years
have done so for various reasons, but
one of the top reasons all share has been
a desire for increased confidence in their
safety programs. TAPPISAFE now offers

86 courses and has been used by 103,000
students from thousands of contractor and
supplier companies.
THE GAP BETWEEN TESTING
AND KNOWLEDGE
With many safety training/orientation
programs on the market, gaps in training
materials have required most mills to set up
duplicate programs that are focused on the
mill's distinctive needs. This lack of standardization often causes mill safety managers to spend their time and resources finding
and filling those gaps.
Additionally, the methods of measuring
success have been imprecise, with some
online orientation programs simply relying upon contractors to watch videos without

any post-viewing testing. One such program
even allowed a contractor team member to
view the materials and then pass on secondhand information to the rest of the team. For
these and other reasons, mill safety management teams often spend weeks before annual
outages setting up orientation programs at
great time and expense.
TAPPISAFE is different. Mills that have
rolled out the TAPPISAFE Program have
gained several benefits, from reduced
training costs and safety management time
resources allocated, to better documentation
and immediate verification.
Overall confidence in the safety awareness
of every contractor that enters the mill has
increased. As one mill safety manager in the
Southeastern US stated, "TAPPISAFE Basic

What is TAPPISAFE?
The TAPPISAFE program offers courses developed by safety experts from the pulp
and paper industry's leading manufacturing, supplier, and contractor companies.
TAPPISAFE Basic is an OSHA awareness-level safety orientation developed for the pulp
and paper workforce that provides the foundations of safety needed in the industry.
The TAPPISAFE Advisory and Curriculum Committees are comprised of representatives from mills, suppliers, and contractor companies. Together, they have created reliable and efficient safety courses based on best practices used in some of the largest mills.
These peer-reviewed courses provide the necessary essentials to ensure worker safety.
TAPPISAFE's mill-specific courses eliminate the need to develop, schedule, and
administer onsite orientation. Students can access TAPPISAFE courses from any
computer with Internet access, take courses, and arrive at any facility ready to work.
TAPPISAFE offers a variety of services and programs to fit a mill or contractor's
specific needs:
* Basic Orientation
* Site-Specific Orientation
* Process Safety Management Orientation (PSM)
* Truck Driver Orientation
* Escorted Visitor Orientation
* Employee Orientation
* 20 Safety Courses
* GateCheck Application
* Centralized, online data records management

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Leadership for a Changing Industry
An Ode to Small
The Graying of the Paper Industry
Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Reinventing Varkaus
Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
The Changing World of OCC
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - intro
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ebelly1
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ebelly2
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover1
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - cover2
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 4
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 5
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - An Ode to Small
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Graying of the Paper Industry
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 17
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 19
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Making a Difference: 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 21
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Paper360 - May/June 2017 - RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 29
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 30
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 31
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 33
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Reinventing Varkaus
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 35
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Unavoidable
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 37
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Blower Technology Proves Its Worth
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 39
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 41
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 43
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 44
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 45
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - The Changing World of OCC
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 47
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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