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Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson recently qualified for MnSHARP designation by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The facility, which employs 220 workers, is the town's largest employer. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Dawson, Minn., health facility earns recognition for workplace safety


DAWSON -- Leaders at Johnson Memorial Health Services first started talking late in 2009 about how they could make the workplace safer for their 220 employees.

Three years later, the Dawson hospital and nursing home has earned MnSHARP certification, a designation by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry that singles out employers who go above and beyond in meeting safety requirements.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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