40-Hour Site Specific Joint Labor/Management Accident/Incident Prevention Program

Class Picture does not represent all who attended

Packaging Corporation of America
I.A.M.A.W. District W 3, Local Lodge 1713 and USW Local Lodge 2-248
Tomahawk, Wisconsin

February 23 – 27, 2009

This week IAM CREST is providing classroom and hands-on-training on Accident/Incident and Safety & Health topics to both labor unions and management safety members at the Packaging Corporation of America Tomahawk Mill facility.  Participants learned the requirements of the OSH Act of 1970 and employee and employer responsibilities.  Several OSHA standards were discussed within the training modules during the week.  Participants gained knowledge of how the body is affected by the workplace and learned hands-on techniques for identifying and solving workplace hazards.  Everyone realized the importance of a proactive injury/illness intervention program for all of the employees of the facility. Group exercises were assigned to conduct root cause analysis for accident/incident and near miss investigations along with conducting area inspections on the shop floor. The participants made presentations of their findings and recommendations for corrective action to members of management and labor.

Union Representatives: IAM District Lodge W 3 DBR. Merie Burnell, IAM Local Lodge 1713 President Brent Roberts and USW Local Lodge 2-248 President Kevin Koth

Management Representatives: Human Resources Ron Zimmerman and Manager of Health and SafetyBruce Kummerfeldt

IAM CREST Instructors:  Michael Hinthorn, Joe Abshire and Steve Fowee

Class Participants: Brent Roberts, Bruce Roberts, Teri Roberts, Brian Fiala, Kevin Koth, Randy White, Mitch Hawkins, Tim Utecht, Scott Renn, Chester Jaecks, Bruce Kummerfeldt, Char Andreachl, Bob Garrou, Dave Bethel, Craig Slonski, Bob Hansmann, Doug Reimert, Mark Wenninger, Tony Lechleitner, Tom Chance, Mike Loka, Charles R. Phelps, Brian Hafemen, Tony Bavinck, Susan Ruten and Michele Slaga