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Region 10 News Release:    # 06-2116-SEA / (#07-01)
Jan. 3, 2007
Contact: Jeannine Lupton
Phone: 206-553-7620


Exemplary Safety Record Earns 'SHARP' Status from U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA for Henningsen Cold Storage Facilities in Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Two Henningsen Cold Storage Co. facilities in Twin Falls have earned membership in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony will be held Jan. 9, 2007, at company headquarters, 432 South Park Ave., West.

"Henningsen has placed safety as a core value in its business plan. In collaboration with employees, it continues to improve an already excellent safety and health management system," said OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Terrill in Seattle.

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is a full service, public refrigerated warehousing company offering more than 37 million cubic feet of frozen and refrigerated warehousing space, with locations in Idaho and five other states. The company's manufacturing facility has 47 employees and its distribution center has 38 employees.

In addition to its exemplary safety and health management system, the plant has an injury and illness case rate well below the industry average. As a SHARP company, Henningsen's manufacturing and distribution facilities are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections until Dec. 7, 2008.

SHARP is designed to recognize and provide incentives and support to small employers who implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at their work sites.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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