Sawmill Safety Awards Announced

Six SFPA member sawmills are recipients of the Sawmill Safety Award, recognizing outstanding safety records during 2017.

SFPA lumber manufacturer members are considered for the award based on information submitted regarding occupational injuries and illnesses. Safety performance is judged by how each mill’s safety record stacks up against facilities with comparable lumber output throughout the year. Division I includes sawmills that produce 50 million board feet or less annually; Division II sawmills produce 51 to 150 million board feet; and Division III mills produce more than 150 million board feet. The six sawmills being honored this year:

Division I

  • Weyerhaeuser Company – Zwolle, La

Division II

  • Canfor Southern Pine – Urbana, AR; Graham, NC
  • Weyerhaeuser Company – Millport, AL; Holden, LA

Division III

  • Weyerhaeuser Company – Bruce, MS

“These six mills have worked extremely hard to make safety in the workplace a top priority. We commend these companies for their effort throughout 2017,” said SFPA Executive Director Tami Kessler.