Milgard Plant Recognized for Safety Efforts

May 11, 2009
Noteworthy

Oregon OSHA recently named Milgard Windows & Doors'  Tualatin plant as the latest employer in its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. The program provides incentives 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 SHARP program allowed Milgard Portland to measure our safety program against rigorous standards and identified opportunities for improvement,” says Glenn Ziegler, general manager. “It challenged us to increase management and employee involvement in safety. We have implemented dozens of safety and ergonomic improvements and set location records for injury-free days. Our employees recognize and appreciate our increased focus on their safety.”

The ultimate goal of SHARP is to encourage employers to become self-sufficient in managing workplace safety and health issues. Currently, 68 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP, in addition to 84 facilities that have graduated from the program, state officials note.

Based in Tacoma, Wash., Milgard employs 135 people at its Tualatin facility, where the company sells, manufactures, delivers, and provides customer service for its window and door products.