Dahlstrom Rollform Earns Safety Award

Left to right, Tim Songin, Safety Compliance Inc. account manager, Mike Richner, Dahlstrom Rollform production manager and safety director, and Jeff Anderson, Dahlstrom Rollform safety committee member, celebrate Dahlstrom Rollform achieving its third certification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program. Submitted photo

Dahlstrom Rollform recently achieved its third certification into the Safety and 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.

Joe Budzich, state Department of Labor health auditor, and Brad Hahn, 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 a two-year exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be renewed.

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. Dahlstrom products can be found in locations as diverse as the Library of Congress, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, New Jersey Statehouse and many state, federal and commercial buildings.

Also an ISO 9001 certified company, Dahlstrom Rollform’s SHARP recertification represents the latest step towards its objective of manufacturing high-quality products in a safe working environment.

“Thanks to Mike Richner, production manager/safety director, our safety committee members and safety compliance consultant Tim Songin for their hard work in securing our third consecutive SHARP certificate. The safety of our employees comes first and I fully stand behind our continued emphasis on safe work practices.” said Rob White, president of Dahlstrom Rollform.

Songin of Safety Compliance Inc. stated, “The continued success of the safety program is a true sign of the commitment to safety and health of all those involved at Dahlstrom.”

The Dahlstrom Rollform safety committee, composed of both line and management personnel, meets on a monthly basis 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.