Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878
For immediate release:
August 8, 2013
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
Bend company earns safety recognition
Suterra LLC joins SHARP
(Salem) – Oregon OSHA welcomes Suterra LLC in Bend as the latest employer 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 ultimate goal of SHARP is to encourage employers to become self-sufficient in managing workplace safety and health issues. Currently, about 56 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP, in addition to approximately 110 facilities that have graduated from the program.
With 80 employees at the Bend facility, Suterra LLC is a leading provider of bio-rational products for crop protection and commercial pest control. Through international product sales, the company works to help growers reduce their use of traditional insecticides.
“SHARP is an outstanding program to bring world-class safety experts into our plant, to interact with our people, and highlight the gold standard of best practices to Suterra,” said Matthew Bohnert, president of Suterra LLC. “World-class safety is a non-negotiable goal for us. SHARP will help our employees ensure we are always the best we can be.”
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.
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