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July 10, 2013

Central Boiler receives safety and health award, recognized July 16

Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will recognize Central Boiler as a Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) worksite July 16. The recognition event will be at 3 p.m. at 20502 160th Street, Greenbush, Minn.

"Central Boiler has shown great leadership providing both time and resources needed to reach this MNSHARP goal," said Ken Peterson, DLI commissioner. "When safety is a company's top priority, its overall costs go down and productivity goes up. Best of all, fewer people go home with serious injuries."

MNSHARP is a Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) program that recognizes organizations where managers and employees work together to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.

"As a company, we are truly honored to receive this award," said owners Dennis and Terri Brazier. "We are extremely proud of everyone who has contributed their utmost efforts to put safety and health first. Our group has taken the responsibility of safety to heart and has gone the extra mile to reach beyond the required safety compliance standards. Attention to detail is an important part of what makes up the culture of our company. Everyone takes pride and ownership in their departments. It's this kind of commitment and teamwork that deserves to receive the praise associated with the MNSHARP award."

Central Boiler was founded in 1984 and is the premier manufacturer of quality outdoor wood furnaces. Based on more than 25 years of engineering wood-burning systems and a desire to create safer and more efficient heating products, the company's innovations and patents have established Central Boiler as a leader in product quality. Central Boiler has a sales and dealer network established throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 2012, the outdoor power equipment division, Altoz, was established and is the manufacturer of precision zero turn mowers.

DLI representatives will commemorate the company's employee-employer partnership by presenting a MNSHARP flag and a certificate that exempts the worksite from MNOSHA Compliance scheduled inspections for two years.

MNSHARP began in Minnesota in 1996. Central Boiler is one of 38 active MNSHARP worksites. For more information, visit www.dli.mn.gov/Wsc/Mnsharp.asp.

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