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News Release

Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878

For immediate release:
May 1, 2012
Contact information:
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
Ingram Content Group's Roseburg Distribution
Center earns safety recognition

(Salem) – Oregon OSHA welcomes Ingram Content Group in Roseburg 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 70 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP, in addition to more than 100 facilities that have graduated from the program.

"We are honored that Oregon OSHA has recognized Ingram, and the collective efforts of our Roseburg associates, for our achievements in workplace safety. We've had more than 1,000 consecutive workdays without a lost-time or cost-incurred injury – a company record," said Ron Derrick, vice president of Operations, Ingram Content Group, Roseburg. "Nothing is more important than the safety of our associates, and achieving SHARP certification is significant."

Ingram Content Group is the world's largest distributor of physical and digital content. The Roseburg distribution center is primarily involved in the wholesale distribution of books to retail stores and direct to customers. It also provides library processing services for public libraries located west of the Rocky Mountains. The Roseburg location has 175 full-time, part-time, and temporary employees.

Participation in SHARP does not eliminate regulatory enforcement, although SHARP participants do receive a limited exemption from programmed inspections. Employees retain all workplace safety and health rights contained in the Oregon Safe Employment Act. 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.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.