The pulp and paper industry is a large, evolving sector of manufacturing spread across the continental US. These paper mills, lumber yards, and box plants produce pulp from wood chips, and make familiar, in-demand products like tissue, toweling, copy paper, plywood, and OSB board. Lesser known but still an important part of the sector are the pulp and paper components for LCD screens, diapers, and bandages. With consumer demand forecasted to increase, the half million people employed in this industry will count on their employers for tools and PPE to keep them safe and productive. Employers can turn to us to deliver the products and services to meet their daily challenges and achieve their long-term goals.
Health & Safety Hazards
Recognizing and controlling hazards is essential in averting injuries and deaths in the pulp and paper industry. To prevent these incidents and remain compliant, safety programs should be structured according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)regulations. A successful program should encompass the hierarchy of controls, training on operational procedures and risks employees might encounter, as well as proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Read below about some of the regulations put in place by OSHA and NFPA.