Wood Products

Clear, Insightful, Common-Sense Logbooks.

All manufacturers have challenging regulations and particular, unique tracking requirements. For folks in the wood products industry, many of these regulations pertain to safety conditions and incident investigation. Unfortunately for the folks trying to meet those strict regulatory requirements, new technology, regulatory and financial requirements vary so much between facilities that no single software solution exists that encompasses them all. This makes it hard for folks to simplify their log keeping, which leaves a whole lot of you either staring down that green ledger, or cobbling together some combination of spreadsheets, documents, and possibly a la carte software to make sense of daily log keeping.

At eLogger, we know that regulators demand compliance, and we know the rules are always subject to change. We know you have a large amount of data to track, equipment to monitor, multiple locations, and a number of users, each requiring varying degrees of access. We know because we have more than a decade of experience working with wood products manufacturers. And although every single one is different, they need similar things from their logbooks: transparency, efficiency, better communications, and accountability. eLogger is built around these four goals.

eLogger clients’ success often hinges on the talent and success of their operators. eLogger is designed by operators, for operators. The software is configured to be as minimal a distraction from the work your team is doing as possible. Your software shouldn’t dictate your workflow- your workflow should determine the way your software works. The organization of information in eLogger makes your logbooks clear, insightful, and most of all, common-sense. It’s easy to find your information in eLogger because it will be where you’d think it would be.

Some examples of the most common ways eLogger’s power generation clients use eLogger:

The wood products industry has unique log tracking requirements, many of which surround monitoring safety conditions and facilitating incident investigation. Use eLogger to track first aid calls, recordables, restricted duty, and lost time accidents. Based on the information provided and the area that the injury occurred in, emails can be automatically routed to inform the proper personnel.


Most plants must perform inspections to comply with OSHA regulations, monitoring and documenting safety conditions such as fire system weekly tests, fire extinguisher inspections, eye wash station inspections, incident investigation, and other safety related items. Using eLogger for these inspections, as well as first aid calls, restricted duty, recordables, and lost time accidents improves compliance and thereby accountability, and transparency where it’s most critical.


All manufacturers have some environmental requirements, necessitating weekly, monthly, and annual documented inspections. Using eLogger to marshal and organize environmental compliance improves transparency, which makes accountability a much more pleasant process. Moreover, ready access to up-to-the-minute inspection information aids communication and improves efficiency.


Satisfying regulatory reporting requirements can be cumbersome and time consuming. eLogger can preformat data for automatic upload, reporting, and ready communication. You can click a button to generate and email your report, upload it, whatever. It’s a communications tool, and will help you be accountable when you need to be.

Operator Rounds

eLogger Anywhere allows operators to continue making log entries, regardless of internet connectivity/network availability. The ability to enter, review, and quickly see snapshots of data while making rounds simplifies and expedites the rounds process, making it more efficient, more transparent, and improving communications.

Shift Turnover

Communicating between operations, management and maintenance can be a difficult, especially in the thick of a busy shift. With eLogger, streamlining the flow of information from operations to management and maintenance is built into the software itself. Aggregating shift information, culling important data from other systems and incorporating them seamlessly into reports that can be automatically sent to anyone you choose provides enormous value for overall plant communications. Equipment issues, safety information – anything you wish to capture- can be readily shared with whomever needs to know, immediately. This improves communications across all plant specialties, giving everyone better information, faster.

Visitor Log

Throughout the day there are several visitors coming and going from your facility. Whether it is a scheduled meeting, delivery or walk-in, it’s important to know who is on company grounds. Most clients using eLogger have created a visitor log to keep buildings secure and employees safe. It is extremely important to have this ability to track, search and communicate amongst your team. If there is ever a time where issues arise, you can easily trace any given day, time and building.

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