Safety Matters at Hammond Lumber

Hammond Lumber Company supports a corporate culture that embraces workplace safety and responsibility. In a historically hazardous industry, Hammond Lumber Company has consistently been recognized for its safety record.

Continuous Improvements

Hammond Lumber Company is committed to preventing accidents and providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees and customers.  The entire company is dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to maintain their excellent safety program and remain on the cutting edge in the areas of safety and wellness.

  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2016 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2015 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Million Work Hours Award - 2015 - For operating 1,025,485 Employee Hours Without Occupational Injury or Illness Involving Days Away From Work. - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2015 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2015 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2015 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - NELMA
  • Award of Honor - 2015 - For Outstanding Safety Performance - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2014 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2014 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2014 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2014 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Safety Management Award - 2013 - For Achievement, By Both Employees and Management, in Striving to Create a Safe and Caring Place to Work. - MEMIC (Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company)
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2013 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Award of Honor - 2013 - For Outstanding Safety Performance - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2013 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2013 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2013 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2012 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Industry Leaser Award - 2012 - Farmington - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2011 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2011 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Mill Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2011 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2011 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2010 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work Among Production Employees, Supervisors, and Management to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. -Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2010 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Mill, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2010 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2010 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Award of Honor - 2010 - For Outstanding Safety Performance - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2009 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Industry Leaser Award - 2009 - Belgrade - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2009 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2009 - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2009 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2008 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Million Work Hours Award - 2008 - For operating 1,000,000 Employee Hours Without Occupational Injury or Illness Involving Days Away From Work. - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2008 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award - 2008 - For Outstanding Safety Practices - National Safety Council
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2008 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2007 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2006 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations Division 2, Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • National Achievement in Safety - 2006 - In Recognition of Outstanding Efforts as a Lumber and Building Material Dealer in Creating a Safe Workplace. - NLBMDA (National Lumber and Building Material Dealer Association)
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2006 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Award of Honor - 2006 - For Outstanding Safety Performance - Division 2, Combined Operations - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2005 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Planer Operations, Division 1 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2005 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Sawmill Operations, Division 2 - NELMA
  • Outstanding Safety Performance - 2005 - Accident Free Year is the Result of Close and Harmonious Work to Reduce Accidents and Job Related Injuries. - Combined Operations, Division 2 - NELMA

Safety Awards and other Recognition’s are Presented By the Following Organizations:

                                     
Safety History

Hammond Lumber Company established a Safety Committee in 1985. Since that time, the Safety Committee, chaired by Safety Director, Bruce Pelletier, has met monthly to identify and correct potential health and safety hazards. Policies on correct safety procedures for all areas of the company are discussed and formulated at these meeting.

Our Sawmill and Planer mill employees have received numerous Safety Awards from the Northeast Lumber Manufacturers Association Loss Control Committee over the years.

Continuous Training

To support this aggressive safety program, Hammond Lumber Company provides extensive safety training and re-training for all of its employees. In April of 1991 Hammond Lumber Company finalized its own, company specific Health and Safety Manual.  Since then, the Safety Manual has been presented to and reviewed with all new employees on their first day of hire.

In addition, Hammond Lumber Company participates in the Maine Department of Transportation Drug Screening program, and has a comprehensive Back-to-Work program.

Our Safety Director, Bruce Pelletier can be reached by email: info@hammondlumber.com
or by calling 2074953303