2015

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For immediate release
September 21, 2015 ​

Contact information
Aaron Corvin, Public information officer
503-947-7428, aaron.c​orvin@oregon.gov

Old Dominion Collision Repair Center graduates from SHARP

Salem - Oregon OSHA has announced that Old Dominion Collision Repair Center of Eugene has graduated from the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). 

SHARP provides an incentive for Oregon employers to work with their employees to find and correct hazards, develop and implement effective safety and health programs, and continuously improve. The ultimate goal of SHARP is to encourage employers to become self-sufficient in managing workplace safety and health issues. 

Old Dominion Collision Repair has been in business since 1973, making auto collision repairs. The company employs 15 people at its Eugene location. Workers face hazards such as heavy equipment, welding fumes, heavy lifting, and other chemical exposures. 

"​The same hazards still exist from when we started the program. Through SHARP, we have safety awareness that we could have never achieved prior to the SHARP program," said Bryan McConnell, safety manager at Old Dominion. "We are very grateful for the ongoing vision. The program has touched our lives and benefited our work and families in ways we never saw before."

Oregon employers that have been in business for more than one year are eligible to apply for SHARP regardless of size or type of business, although the program is primarily designed to help small and mid-size businesses. 

Currently, about 30 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP, in addition to approximately 142 facilities that have graduated from the program. 


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About Oregon OSHA:

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

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