We visited Sappi Paper, in Skowhegan, Maine today. Skip Pratt, the Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene, provided a great overview of the safety and health issues at the paper mill. They have an extensive lock out tag out program, confined space entry procedures, and a process safety management program. After the overview, we were able to tour the paper mill. We saw how paper is made, dried, and rolled. Sappi makes high end papers for magazines, annual reports, and other quality uses.
Thanks to Skip and his team for hosting us today, and allowing us to walk through the plant.