Dover-Foxcroft company recognized for safety

Chris Lowery (foreground) and Shawn Lyons, graders at Pleasant River Lumber in Dover-Foxcroft, inspect freshly cut two-by-fours as the wood makes its way along a conveyor in December 2007.
Chris Lowery (foreground) and Shawn Lyons, graders at Pleasant River Lumber in Dover-Foxcroft, inspect freshly cut two-by-fours as the wood makes its way along a conveyor in December 2007. Buy Photo
Posted Jan. 23, 2012, at 3:46 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 23, 2012, at 6:12 p.m.
Logs are stacked at the Pleasant River Lumber Company in Dover-Foxcroft in August 2009.
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Logs are stacked at the Pleasant River Lumber Company in Dover-Foxcroft in August 2009.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Pleasant River Lumber was recognized last week by The SafetyWorks! program of the Maine Department of Labor for its efforts in providing a safe and healthy work environment.

The Department of Labor presented the company with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program — or SHARP — certificate, the Labor Department said in a press release.

“The people of Pleasant River Lumber have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to putting workplace safety first,” said Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass. “This award represents your high standards and employee involvement in workplace safety and health excellence.”

SHARP offers incentives to private-sector employers that take a proactive approach to workplace safety.

SafetyWorks! consultants worked with the company to improve safety in all operational areas, including deliveries, material handling, personal protection equipment and fall protection.

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