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Portland Products, Inc. Earns Exemplary MSHARP Workplace Safety and Health Status
December 20, 2022
PORTLAND, Mich.—Portland Products, Inc. of Portland, MI is the newest company recognized by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for implementing and maintaining outstanding workplace safety and health standards.
A motor vehicle metal stamping company with 115 employees, Portland Products, Inc. has an excellent safety and health management system in place. It joins only six other companies awarded the Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MSHARP) certification from MIOSHA.
MSHARP recognizes workplaces that have achieved excellence in their safety and health practices, placing these companies among the elite few that go above and beyond MIOSHA standards. Priority is given to companies on the MIOSHA list of high-hazard industries or those that are part of MIOSHA's strategic plan to help them develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health management system.
"MIOSHA is thrilled to honor Portland Products, Inc. with its first-ever MSHARP certification in recognition of their commitment to achieving workplace safety and health excellence," said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. "The dedication they have shown to protecting their employee’s health and safety sets a positive example for other Michigan small businesses to follow."
"Continuously evaluating and protecting the safety and well-being of our staff is a top priority for our team," said Ted Alberta, CEO of Portland Products, Inc. "We’re proud to receive this award and contribute to identifying safe and effective practices aimed at protecting public health."
The MIOSHA Onsite Consultation Program operates MSHARP and works with employers to help them become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. MIOSHA onsite consultants provide feedback on best practices offering an incentive of 24-month exemption from regular scheduled MIOSHA inspections.
MSHARP requires a comprehensive consultation visit and the correction of all workplace safety and health hazards to achieve certification, emphasizing employers need to proactively anticipate accident and illness risks, rather than reacting to them.
Best practices that demonstrate Portland Products, Inc. safety and health management system excellence include:
- Ongoing engagement with local emergency responders to receive first aid training for onsite volunteer first aid providers and coordinating with local emergency response groups on workplace safety issues.
- Having an equipment buyoff process that is utilized when assessing new or previously used machinery for the facility. Portland Products, Inc. identifies a team to verify that any equipment purchase meets the safety standards necessary prior to purchase.
Portland Products, Inc. is and award-winning supplier of high-quality mechanisms, hinges and stampings to manufacturers. For additional information, visit portlandproducts.com.