Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) awarded to Columbian’s Grand Rapids DC

Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) awarded to Columbian’s Grand Rapids DC

MIOSHA SHARP Award recognizes exceptional safety program at Grand Rapids DC.

Columbian Logistics Network’s Grand Rapids Distribution Center has been awarded the prestigious Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award for its exemplary safety and health management system. This is the second facility to earn SHARP certification.The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) established the Michigan SHARP Award to recognize employers that have achieved workplace safety and health excellence far beyond their peers. The Michigan SHARP Progra

Michigan-SHARP Award

m targets small, high-hazard employers to help them develop implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health management system. The program consists of seven required elements:

  • Hazard Anticipation and Detection
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Administration and Supervision
  • Safety and Health training
  • Management leadership
  • Employee participation

In 2013, Columbian Logistics   Grand Rapids Distribution Center had a Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) and a Days Away from Work and Restricted/Transfer Cases (DART) rate below the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) averages for their industry. Their TCIR was 0.0 compared to the BLS rate of 5.6 for this type of industry.”Safety is at the core of our company values. This recognition highlights that focus and the extent to which we have built a culture of safety into all of our processes and procedures.” Said Columbian CEO John Zevalkink.As an incentive to program participation, SHARP worksites earn an exemption from ‘programmed’ MIOSHA inspections on a yearly basis. Columbian will celebrate the SHARP award with a presentation ceremony at its Grand Rapids DC on November 19th at 11am. 

To learn more about SHARP, click here.

 For questions about the Michigan SHARP worksite designation, please contact Mandy VanHaitsma at 616-514-5983. 

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