What Employers are Saying...
"For Willamette Landscape Services, Inc., becoming SHARP Certified has
been one of the most positive commitments our company has made. Not only did
it force us to stretch ourselves to be safer, it gave us something truly valuable
to rally behind. Prior to SHARP, we were already a pretty safe company with
a strong, home-grown safety culture. However, SHARP pushed us to improve in
areas we might not have otherwise realized needed work. I would recommend to
anybody seeking a stronger safety commitment to meet with the OSHA consultation
staff for input. We're glad we did!"
"Throughout my career in the power generation field, I had only heard negative stories about OSHA encounters; therefore, I was apprehensive at first to call OSHA and talk with them. I can say that I am glad I overcame my apprehension and made that first call. Being in the SHARP program has been very positive for our employees, for PKE as a team, and for our parent company PPM Energy. Oregon OSHA's SHARP program and consultion division is extremely proactive and very helpful to Oregon businesses that take advantage of this program. It is so much easier to do it right and Oregon OSHA has this great tool to help employers do it right. The SHARP program is very valuable and we recommend to all Oregon businesses that they should at least look into it and the benefits that they may gain from entering into the program.
PKE and PPM Energy would like to thank Oregon OSHA for having the foresight
to be proactive in this manner."
"SAFETY FIRST AT TP TRUCKING. Want to know why that has not only become a buzz
phrase but a motto here at TP Trucking? Well, here goes! From the top down here
at Timber Products Company safety is a number one priority. Our leadership throughout
the company has tuned safety into a fun, competitive spirited daily process.
You see Think Safety signs everywhere here at trucking and hear out people answering
the phone by saying, 'Safety First At TP Trucking, Can I help You?' We have
an active, visible safety committee with a waiting list of volunteers. Our employees
look forward to what we call going to the movies when we show annual safety
training videos, we actually have popcorn at times. And, we do live, hands on
training. All of our people are required to put out an actual fire and demonstrate
extinguisher use competency annually. We virtually have a safety component to
everything we do day in and day out. Our people take safety seriously and are
constantly aware because our leadership and management does. Its like a successful
sports team, if everyone buys into the team concept the results are always better...
"I continue to be impressed by the quality of service I receive from OR-OSHA.
All your consulting and training personnel have been courteous and extremely
helpful as we try to improve our safety program."
"Thank you so much for the valuable information and recommendations we received
as a result of your visit to Plateau Woodworks on May 10, 2006. OR-OSHA's consultative
services are such a wonderful resource to help us maintain and improve safety
at Plateau Woodworks."
"We chose the route every company on Oregon should choose. Get help from the
experts who know the rules and are safety professionals. Our relationship with
every consultant has been pleasant and very positive. In fact, their outstanding
advice and consultation brought us from non-compliance to SHARP qualification
in 3 years. We couldn't be more pleased."
"Refreshing attitude and really the first OR-OSHA staff member who our employees
trusted right away."
"The service from Oregon OSHA's Consultation Services' is outstanding! Our
savings on claims costs have been enormous. Annual claims costs have dropped
64 percent and lost workdays have fallen 79 percent."
"Our Oregon OSHA consultants were wonderful!! They never pushed, only encouraged.
Never criticized, only motivated. They were our cheerleaders as well as our
coaches. Our Lost Workday Cases Incident Rate went from 28.99 in 2000 to 0.00
"We've used OR-OSHA Consultants for over 10 years and their professional delivery
of critical and costly Health and Safety services at no cost to our small business
has meant a huge difference in our company's schedule of compliance and the
well being of our employees...
I'm impressed with the State
of Oregon and their vision in establishing the Consulting Division and it's
independence from the Compliance group. My relationship with the Consultants
has given me the equivalent in H & S of what the largest manufacturers have.