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Orientation has exceeded our expectations
in safety orientation."
What makes the program unique? To start,
the TAPPISAFE Program is a secure, web-based
platform available for the workforce 24/7, from
any Internet-connected computer. Contractors
can receive mill orientations quickly and
complete them efficiently. In addition, the
TAPPISAFE Program:
* Continues to partner with the industry to
deliver up-to-date course content
* Continues to enhance the technology to provide multiple ways for taking courses, such
as via mobile phone
* Is working to increase ways the TAPPISAFE
badge can be used for gate access
HOW MILLS AND
CONTRACTORS BENEFIT
Since the implementation of the program at
mills, safety managers report that TAPPISAFE
frees up time for their safety departments to
be out in the field to observe safety on the job.
Having expected some cost and time savings
when he first became aware of the program, one
safety manager originally felt that proctoring
was still a necessary component of the safety
process. After becoming more familiar with
the program and materials, he is now confident in the ability of the mill's contractors to
gain the necessary safety orientation without
additional proctoring.
Since implementing the program in early
2013, one mill's program now provides orientation to each individual contractor. When outages bring 300-700 contractors into the mill,
management is now much more comfortable
that the site's safety orientation has sufficiently
prepared all of them on the mill's specific policies and procedures, as well as on the required
elements of OSHA.
With all safety programs, there are costs for
the contractor companies in addition to the
expenses the mill incurs. In many cases, the
contractors are also required to arrive at the
mill prior to the work to complete the mandatory safety orientation, creating additional
travel costs and expense. The TAPPISAFE
Program's around-the-clock, multi-platform
access options eliminate this concern. (See sidebar for real-world scenarios illustrating time
and cost savings for individuals and teams.)
However, cost saving is not the only benefit
to contractors. In a recent system review by a
mill currently using TAPPISAFE for its safety
orientation, the mill received the following comments from its workforce:

Real-World Scenarios
By offering Basic Orientation plus a wide range of site-specific orientations and other
services and programs, TAPPISAFE is able to effectively reduce the time each user
spends on safety orientation-which can add up to significant savings for a team of
multiple users. Here are some real-world scenarios that illustrate these practical benefits:
TRADITIONAL SAFETY ORIENTATION (5 MILL SITES):
If your field staff totals 10 students, each of these students sits through an average
of five mill safety sessions per year, and the average time for each session is 1.5 hours,
then the total traditional annual training time would equal 75 man hours. Each
student has spent 7.5 hours in safety orientation for five sites.
TAPPISAFE PROGRAM, SCENARIO A (5 MILL SITES):
With TAPPISAFE, each student goes through one Basic Orientation Program and a
shorter individual site course. Using the same scenario as above-a 10-person crew, visiting five separate sites in one year-the time savings begin to add up. Each student would
go through the comprehensive TAPPISAFE Basic Orientation Course of approximately
1.5 hours, totaling 15 man hours for the team. Each would then take five site-specific
orientations that average 45 minutes apiece, totaling 3.75 hours of site training. The
total for each student is only 5.25 hours; for the team, this totals 52.5 man hours.
In this scenario, using TAPPISAFE to deliver your orientations could represent an
annual time savings of 30 percent. Furthermore, the ability to access orientations
24/7 provides additional cost savings by eliminating travel time and ensuring that
workers are ready for gate entry upon arriving at the mill.
TAPPISAFE PROGRAM, SCENARIO B (8 MILL SITES):
Because of the way the TAPPISAFE Program is structured, the more mill sites visited
during the year, the more time is saved. If the same 10-person team visited eight mill
sites during the year, using the traditional model proposed above (eight separate courses
averaging 1.5 hours each), that team would log an annual training time of 120 man hours.
Using the TAPPISAFE Program, the Basic Orientation time for a 10-person team
remains the same at 1.5 hours per student. The eight site-specific courses averaging
45 minutes each would take six hours total per student. For each student, the total
time using TAPPISAFE for eight sites would be 7.5 hours of orientation, instead of the
12 hours required by the traditional model.
This means that, for a 10-person team visiting eight mill sites during the year, the
total annual training time would be 75 man hours with TAPPISAFE-a total time
savings of more than 37 percent over the "traditional" scenario.

* "We like the uniformity."
* "More efficient. More economical."
* "More detail on specific pulp and
paper hazards."
* "Must watch the presentation-no
fast-forwarding allowed; training has
to be passed."
* "All records follow the student,
not the employer."
* "Easy tool to use, can take training before you get to the mill,
web-based is plus, workers can
access from anywhere."
* "Good ability to generate reports.
TAPPISAFE makes it easy to manage
workers at multiple mills."

* "Like the ability to use TAPPISAFE
badge for gate entry and proof of training, with a barcode that can be printed."
* "We can pay for TAPPISAFE with a PO,
versus the credit card."
* "Overall a very positive tool."
TAPPI, its partners, and the
TAPPISAFE Advisory Committee want
everyone to return home each day. The
TAPPISAFE Program is working to
improve safety performance by creating
high-quality, effective content for our
industry-and providing standardized,
OSHA-required, awareness-level orientations for the workforce. Learn more at
www.tappisafe.org.
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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
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 3
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 4
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 5
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 7
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 9
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 10
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 11
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - An Ode to Small
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 13
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 14
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 15
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
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 22
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 23
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 24
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 25
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 26
Paper360 - May/June 2017 - 27
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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