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Raising the Bar on Safety Standards LP Innovation Drives New, Safer Dust Control Tool

In 2014, the APA–Engineered Wood Association presented LP Building Products with the Safest Company Award at the annual conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This is the fifth time in the past seven years that the APA has named LP the safest company with four or more mills. 

At LP, safety is the foundation of everything we do. In fact, many of our mills are being recognized with LP safety milestone awards, and we are continually working toward new safety strategies, tools and techniques. 

During the APA conference, LP Dawson Creek Manager Steve Abbey spoke about the new work LP is doing to promote safety in the mills. For example, LP Dawson Creek has developed a tool that mixes water and compressed air for dust control, which improves safety on the jobsite. 

For more on LP’s philosophy on safety, watch our core values video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXUOXkrnWC4

Pictured accepting the award from the APA on behalf of LP were, from left, OSB Segment Marketing Manager Lorraine Bittles, Executive Vice President Brad Southern, LP Dawson Creek EHS Manager Steve Abbey, OSB Manufacturing Vice President Jamey Barnes, LP Peace Valley Safety Manager Art Bilodeaux, and International Sales Account Manager Shannon Dudor.  

 

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