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Portland company earns safety recognition

For immediate release
October 8, 2015
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Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. graduates from SHARP

Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has announced that two facilities of Henningsen Cold Storage Co. have 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.

The two facilities are Portland West (Sacramento Street) and Portland East (San Rafael Street). Portland West has 16 employees, while Portland East has 45. Established in 1923, Henningsen Cold Storage is a full-service, temperature-controlled supply chain company offering more than 53 million cubic feet of frozen and refrigerated warehousing space, with locations in Oregon and five other states.

"The SHARP program has allowed Henningsen Cold Storage Co. to utilize all of the best practices available through the proactive partnership with Oregon OSHA," said Henningsen Cold Storage Co. General Manager James Denmark. "We partner with Oregon OSHA and the SHARP program to exceed our industry standards for safety with the expectation that our associates and visitors go home to their families, in good health, every day."

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.

There are 30 Oregon employer locations that are recognized as current SHARP participants, in addition to approximately 142 facilities that have graduated from the program.


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