Dahlstrom Rollform recently achieved its initial certification into the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation.
The certification involved a three-way effort between the state Department of Labor, Dahlstrom Rollform and Safety Compliance Inc.
"I am proud of what our team has accomplished to receive this certification and it was exciting for me to see the transformation evolve. I give special thanks to our plant manager, Mike Richner, for taking the lead role and the resulting successful conclusion. The safety of our employees is paramount and I'm pleased that we have raised the bar on our continued awareness of safe work practices," said Rob White, president of Dahlstrom Rollform.
From left are Carl Slagle, Rod Crandall, Rob White, Lyn Milliman, Moe Loucks, Mike Richner, Lori Swick, Rob Loll, Jessica Keefer, Fran Kopta, Karen Sanders and Phil Hall.
Joe Budzich, state Department of Labor Health auditor, and Paul Songin, state Department of Labor safety auditor, completed the certification. In addition to recognizing the company for having a highly effective safety and health program, acceptance into the SHARP also grants an exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be renewed annually.
The company was founded in 1904 by Charles Dahlstrom, inventor of the first fire door, which was a hollow metal door filled with a fire retardant material. In response to construction industry demand, Dahlstrom Rollform then expanded its product line to build upon the fire retardant effectiveness of the metal door. Subsequent expansion of its product line led the company into the automotive industry, elevator industry, rail industry and computer industry. The company's products can be found in locations as diverse as the Library of Congress, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, New Jersey Statehouse and state, federal and commercial buildings.
Also an ISO 9001 certified company, Dahlstrom Rollform's SHARP certification represents the latest step toward its objective of manufacturing high-quality products in a safe working environment.
"Dahlstrom Roll Form has an excellent team of highly skilled employees with decades of experience in metal roll forming,'' said Chris Saxton, Safety Compliance account manager. "It has been my pleasure to assist them in making their work environment as safe as possible. With a little direction, they have really taken the initiative to transform their work environment into a model of world class safety."
The Dahlstrom Rollform safety committee, composed of both line and management personnel, meets every month and oversees the company's written safety policies, annual employee training sessions and facility safety inspections. An action plan is drafted at the end of each year outlining the company's monthly goals for the upcoming year.
"The safety committee is looking forward to another safe and productive year,'' Richner said.