Columbian Grand Rapids DC Earns MIOSHA SHARP Certification

Columbian Grand Rapids DC Earns MIOSHA SHARP Certification

For Immediate Release – Columbian Logistics Network – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Commitment to employee health and workplace safety has always been a priority to Columbian Logistics Network (Columbian). The Michigan-based third party logistics company was recently informed that it has received the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award for its Grand Rapids distribution center. The SHARP award is given in recognition to those companies identified as being in a high-hazard potential industry that consciously develop a safety and health management system that results in significantly lower than industry average of illness and accidents on an annual basis. SHARP criteria includes seven required elements that include: Hazard Anticipation and Detection; Hazard Prevention and Control; Planning and Evaluation; Administration and Supervision; Safety and Health Training; Management Leadership; and Employee Participation.

“Coming on the heels of recently being named to two Top 100 lists in the third-party logistics industry, Columbian is proud of this additional recognition for our focus on wellness and safety for our employees,” stated John Zevalkink, CEO, Columbian Logistics Network. “Achieving SHARP status further underscores our ability to provide complete supply chain management solutions to our customers that entrust us with safe and efficient handling of their goods.”

Onsite MIOSHA consultants work with employers to help them become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. SHARP worksites earn an exemption from “programmed” MIOSHA inspections for up to three years. Columbian will formally receive the MIOSHA SHARP award, from MIOSHA Director, Martha Yoder, at a ceremony on November 19th at its Grand Rapids distribution center. The ceremony will be attended by MIOSHA representatives, Columbian leadership, employees and invited guests.

For more information about Columbian Logistics Network’s Michigan SHARP Award, click here.


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