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Sappi Teams Set New Safety Standard

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We’re excited to report that 2017 was the best safety year in our recorded history, tied with 2013, and our most complex locations, the Somerset and Cloquet mills, clocked in with record-breaking safety performances.

We’ve established a global goal of zero workplace incidents consistent with “Project Zero,” and our overall safety program targets, and we continue to use the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate to measure work-related incidents.

Safety + You = Zero Harm

By: Brigette Philpot
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Brigette is responsible for leading the North American Safety Team to drive our Zero Harm culture and improve the Quality of Life of our employees, clients and customers by keeping them safe.

As we begin our celebration for National Safety Month in June, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on creating a workplace where safety comes first.

Let’s start by taking a look at the most common kinds of injuries in the workplace. According to the National Safety Council, the top causes of injury in American workplaces last year were:

Safety First… No, Really

By: Lorna Donatone
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We all know the sayings: “Safety first”, “better safe than sorry”, “safety begins with you.” These phrases are everywhere, on posters, in emails—so ubiquitous, in fact, that we start to tune them out.  We know that safety is important, but it’s easy to take it for granted.

Taking safety for granted, however, is the last thing we want to do. There’s nothing more important than our wellbeing, of course. But did you know that companies that invest in safety actually save money?

#DardenDigest: Getting Back on my Feet and in my Running Shoes

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Last July I was driving home, and a drunk driver going 80 miles per hour crossed over the median in the road and hit my car in a head-on collision. My foot got caught between my brake and clutch pedals, resulting in 100 stitches and various rods needing to be placed in my foot. I was an avid runner before this accident, and now, doctors didn’t know if I’d even be able to walk for at least three months. They thought it would be about six months before I could even walk well.

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Neurocognitive Testing More Accurate than Self-Reporting When Assessing Concussion Recovery in Cheerleaders

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Cincinnati, OH, August 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Concussions have become a major public health issue, with both short- and long-term side effects.  In sports, cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injury, with some studies reporting approximately 6% of total injuries as concussions. Return-to-play guidelines have relied on athletes’ self-reports; however, this has led to concerns about the ability of athletes to truly recognize their own symptoms and recovery.

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