Resolute is committed to providing their employees and contractors with healthy and safe work environments. According to their website, the company links safety to every part of their business by maintaining world-class standards and continuously measuring and improving their performance.
Therefore, they shared some health and safety highlights from their GRI-compliant 2020 sustainability reporting.
Throughout a challenging 2020, Resolute employees continued to put safety first, with over half of the facilities operating without a single recordable injury. Their Menominee (Michigan) employees reached 1.5 million injury-free hours, an achievement that extends over eight years. Employees at four of their Quebec operations – Saint-Thomas sawmill, Resolute-LP – Saint-Prime and Larouche engineered wood facilities, and Alma paper mill – reached the one-million-hour milestone without a recordable injury.
Even with the integration of their three new U.S. sawmills, the company achieved another world-class annual safety performance in 2020, close to the targets they set at the beginning of the year.
Resolute’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) incident rate was 0.62, while their severity rate – indicating the number of workdays lost or restricted due to injury per 100 full-time employees – was 16.8.
The company states that will continue to work diligently to reduce the severity of injuries and to enhance their health and safety culture through leadership and individual accountability. Resolute’s ultimate goal is to record zero workplace incidents and zero injuries.