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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 safety and health 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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DeCrescente Distributing Company Earns 5th SHARP Renewal
DeCrescente Distributing Company Earns 5th SHARP Renewal

DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) is a fourth-generation beverage distributor, family-owned and operated since 1948. Experiencing a higher than average injury rate prompted DDC to contact the New York Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health (NYS/DOSH) for help in improving their safety performance. "We needed to work on changing behavior and creating a safety culture at DeCrescente," said Ray Cordani, DDC Safety and Loss Control Manager. DeCrescente was awarded their first OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certificate in 2006, and they have maintained this recognition throughout the years, with the last renewal in September 2017.

Suterra LLC Graduates from the Oregon OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
Suterra LLC Graduates from the Oregon OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Suterra LLC – a leading provider of bio-rational products for crop protection and pest control – wanted to make sure their already robust health and safety programs were covering all the bases. So Suterra teamed up with Oregon OSHA Consultation Services by entering the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) in August 2012. Five years later, Suterra proudly flies the flag of a SHARP graduate. It is an accomplishment that not only translates to a safer and healthier workplace but also positions Suterra to attract new talent as it grows. To locate the OSHA On-Site Consultation program nearest you, call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or visit www.osha.gov/consultation.

Bill's Quick Mart Earns SHARP Recognition Award
Bill's Quick Mart Earns SHARP Recognition Award.

Bill's Quick Mart is the first convenience store in Missouri to achieve SHARP status, and the thirteenth (13th) in the nation. This convenience story has experienced no recordable incidents and maintained a zero Total Recordable Case Rate (TRC) from 2014 through 2016. Likewise, their Days Away, Restricted, and/or Transfer Rate (DART) remained at zero from 2014 through 2016. "It has been a very positive experience," said store owner, Bill Spurlock. "The employees realize they are working in the safest convenience store in Missouri."

Missouri Department of Labor, (August 9, 2017) Bill's Quick Mart Welcomed Into SHARP.

Back Row (Left to Right): Brandon Evans, Kenneth Burt, Andrew Christiansen, Alix Long, Richard Humphries, Andrew Higgins; Front Row (Left to Right, holding the banner): Quinn Morrill, Ashley Perry, Rebecca Taylor
Greater Awareness Through SHARP at Balchem Corporation.

The Balchem Salt Lake City facility serves the Animal Nutrition and Health segment of the Balchem Corporation. This facility produces chelated minerals for animal feed products which are included in feed premixes for production and companion animals. Working with the Utah Occupation Safety and Health Department (UOSH), the management and employees of Balchem discovered the benefits of the Utah Labor Commission Consultation Services program, which offers workplace safety and health expertise and support. In August 2009, the facility was approved to participate is SHARP for the first time, and it has continuously maintained this status.

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