IP membership participate in effective safety committee workshop

USW Local Unions 462, 1458 and 1978, who represent members at International Paper in Prattville, Ala., participated in an "Effective Health and Safety Committee" workshop.

From the United Steelworkers (USW) Monday Morning Minute:

On April 12 and 13, the membership at International Paper’s Prattville, Ala., mill, participated in the United Steelworkers (USW)'s "Effective Health and Safety Committees" workshop. The two-part workshops are conducted by staff through the USW Tony Mazzocchi Center along with worker-trainers that are trained on paper sector-specific curriculum. Dan Umnus from USW Local Union 2-469 (Appvion in Appleton, Wis.), facilitated this session along with Trish Creech from the USW Health, Safety and Environment Department.

The workshop kicked off with a union-only session on the first day, followed by a labor-management session with local management on the second day. Topics covered include goals for workplace
health and safety programs, union roles in promoting effective health and safety committees,
involving members in safety and health and communications mapping, and more.