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Safety Performance Awards

"The Executive Eagle" 
The Association annually presents it's most prestigious award to an outstanding executive in the paper industry who has made major contributions to the cause of accident prevention in his/her own company and beyond.

“The PPSA Distinguished Service Award”
The PPSA Distinguished Service Award is the association's highest award for service, and may be presented annually to recognize leadership and service within the association. 

"The Award of Safety Excellence" 
This is the most prestigious award given for operating excellence. Three of these awards are presented annually. One to combined paper mills, tissue mills and recycle mills; one to all converting operations combined; and the third to all woodlands and solid wood operations. The award is based on the best safety record for three consecutive years.

"Best One Year Safety Record" 
This award is presented in each of the reporting categories to the member that has the lowest OSHA total case incident rate for the preceding year. The award is sponsored by Pulp and Paper Magazine, a long time supporter of the Pulp & Paper Safety Association.

"Most Improved Award" 
This award is presented to the member in each of the reporting categories that shows the greatest improvement in the past year over previous years.

"No OSHA Recordable Case Award"
This award is presented to all member locations that complete a calendar year without incurring an OSHA recordable case.

"No Actual Lost Work Day Case Award" 
This award is presented to all member locations that complete a calendar year without incurring an injury that results in days away from work.


“The Safety Innovator Award”

The PPSA Safety Innovator Award will go to the one facility annually demonstrating the most innovative safety improvement product/process implemented during a designated date range prior to the annual conference. In order to receive this award, a facility must apply for it, be selected as a finalist and lastly present their innovation in a spirited completion at the annual conference. Conference attendees vote via secret voting to determine the year’s annual winner.