Safety Innovator Award Application

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The PPSA Safety Innovator Award will go to the one facility demonstrating the most innovative safety improvement product/process implemented between January 1, 2017 through April 17, 2018. In order to receive this award, a facility must apply for it, be selected as a finalist by a PPSA conference board committee and lastly receive the most votes by conference attendees at the PPSA annual safety conference. The winning site will receive the PPSA Safety Innovator Award trophy and be highlighted on the PPSA website and upcoming quarterly report.

Criteria and Eligibility:

  • Submitting facility must be a PPSA member site at the time of submission of this application. Go to to become a member!
  • The innovation must be for the purpose of improving the safety and health of employees within the forest products industry. 
  • Awards finalists must be able to attend day 2 and 3 of the PPSA Safety & Health Conference on June 17-20, 2018 and attend the awards banquet the evening of June 20. Finalists must register as an attendee for the conference to be eligible for the finals and award.
  • The innovation must have been implemented between January 1, 2017 through April 17, 2018.
  • Application review and judging will assess the innovativeness, scope of impact to safety, and the cost efficiency with either its design or its value to offset cost/loss. Special consideration will be given to those products/processes that involved and engaged employees at multiple levels either in the design or implementation phases.
  • All applicants must agree to share their innovations with the PPSA membership regardless if they are selected as a finalist. PPSA will honor and share any copyright and/or patent information.