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Boise Cascade sawmill embraces safety program

For immediate release
December 9, 2015
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Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer

Pilot Rock facility wins recognition

Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has announced that Boise Cascade Company’s sawmill in Pilot Rock has received an award for completing its second year of involvement in 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 program aims to encourage employers to become self-sufficient in managing workplace safety and health issues. Currently, about 28 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP. That's in addition to about 142 employers that have graduated from the program. An employer becomes a graduate when it completes five years of SHARP.

Boise Cascade employs more than 5,000 people across North America, including about 85 at the company's sawmill in Pilot Rock. The sawmill produces pine industrials that are remanufactured by other companies into door and window framings.

Travis Wart, senior human resources specialist at the Pilot Rock facility, said the facility’s participation in SHARP was driven by employees who wanted to “take that extra step and get to that next level of safety.”

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.


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