Lynden Transport Earns Safety Award

Lynden Transport
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Lynden Transport employees are the first with a trucking company in Alaska to earn a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP award) from the Alaska Department of Labor Standards and Safety. Photo via Lynden Transport.

Alaska Department of Labor Standards and Safety recently honored Lynden Transport with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award, the first for an Alaskan trucking company, according to Lynden.

The honor is part of the AKOSH program, which raises awareness of “safe and healthful jobs for Alaskans while recognizing employers who operate exemplary safety and health systems,” Lynden said in a statement, adding that the Anchorage and Soldotna Service Centers met or surpassed OSHA’s safety and health standards.

Lynden Transport has partnered with AKOSH Consultation and Training Services for many years, HSSE Manager Richard Hennagin said.

“This partnership, and a strong commitment from our management and operations teams, has led to improvements in the Lynden Transport safety and health programs over the years,” he said. “Employees in all departments have shown their commitment to improving the safety and health culture. When you consider that our people have been able to do all this in the conditions we endure — weather, traffic and a pandemic — it is truly humbling.”

By Karen Robes Meeks