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Success stories from OSHA's On-site Consultation Program and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognize small business employers who operate exemplary injury and illness prevention programs. On-site Consultation and SHARP are voluntary programs. To submit a request for a comprehensive consultation, see OSHA's Consultation Directory.

Authorized representatives from SHARP companies who would like to share their story of workplace safety and health may do so by completing the success story template and working with their On-site Consultant. Success Stories can be featured here or OSHA QuickTakes.

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Automation & Electronics Employees
Automation & Electronics, Inc.: OSHA SHARP Recognition Since 2000 (November).

Automation & Electronics, Inc. is an industrial electrical design-build contractor with strong automation and communication departments. They provide complete instrumentation and software services and electrical, electronic, and control services to municipal waste water facilities and to industrial, coal mining, and oil and gas production industries. The company has a long-standing working relationship with Wyoming OSHA Consultation, dating back to 1995 and has worked diligently to achieve and maintain Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for the past 16 years.

Bend Surgery Staff
Bend Surgery Center Celebrates 5 Years in SHARP (November).

Bend Surgery Center recently graduated from Oregon OSHA's Consultative Services, Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), crowning its successful efforts to further build up the safety of its employees and, by extension, the safety of its patients. The center's success is measurable. In 2007, its Days Away/Restricted or Job Transfer Rate (DART) was 4.1, compared to the industry average of 1.1. When the center graduated from SHARP, its DART rate was 0.00. Developed in 1997 by Central Oregon physicians, the center performs more than 12,000 cases annually.

Cameron General Contractors Learn of OSHA'S Best Kept Secret: SHARP. (November).

Cameron General Contractors is now 1 of 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) employers in New Mexico.  The company develops, designs, constructs, and manages independent living retirement projects throughout the United States.  Cameron General Contractors learned of the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, On-site Consultation Program, construction SHARP, and its excellent reputation through word-of-mouth. Cameron General Contractors was awarded its first SHARP certification on July 19, 2016.

US Drop Forge Employees
US Drop Forge Maintains Status as an OSHA SHARP Site (November).

US Drop Forge (USDF) is a premier manufacturer of closed die forgings for varied industries, specializing in petrochemical and military applications, requiring high-hazard processes, such as working with forging presses, forging drop hammers, furnaces, and metal cutting equipment. To improve workplace safety, USDF contacted the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJLWD), OSHA On-Site Consultation Program, for the first time in 2008. The company earned SHARP renewal in 2016, and it is more determined than ever to remain in the program. "USDF's goal is zero injuries and zero lost time due to injuries," Bill Yarger, Plant Manager explained.

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