Sunday, October 26, 2008

Praise and prize for Norske Skog safety

PAPERMAKER Norske Skog has received a Minister's Award for Excellence in Workplace Safety in recognition of an outstanding safety record at the Boyer mill.

The award was presented on Friday by Ross Butler MHA, on behalf of Workplace Relations Minister Allison Ritchie. Mr Butler said such awards were presented to workplaces achieving significant milestones in occupational health and safety in Tasmania.

"In the case of Norske Skog, that milestone is a particularly impressive four years without a lost-time injury at Boyer," Mr Butler said. "Norske Skog's achievement shows what is possible and sets a standard of excellence for all Tasmanian companies," he said.

The Boyer Mill is a major Tasmanian employer with 375 workers and up to 90 contractors on-site on any one day. It has been operating since 1941 and produced its 11 millionth tonne of paper in July this year.

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