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Success Stories

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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Egelhof Controls Corporation Lowers Injury and Illness Rates to Zero and Earns SHARP Award
Egelhof Controls Corporation Lowers Injury and Illness Rates to Zero and Earns SHARP Award

Egelhof Controls Corporation, an automotive parts supplier based in Toledo, Ohio, and a 2018 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award recipient, has cultivated a culture of safety based on the belief that employee well-being is the cornerstone of superb quality, excellent productivity, and sustained profitability.

ESCO Manufacturing Inc.
ESCO Manufacturing Inc. Works with the South Dakota State University, On-Site Consultation Program, and Earns Recognition as an OSHA SHARP Participant.

Earning the OSHA SHARP [Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program] award and flag has helped raise awareness within the company of the need to work safely and to follow safety procedures," said Mark Stein, owner. "This program has highlighted areas where we need to improve, and it reinforced some of the workplace safety and health policies and procedures we already had in place. Working for SHARP was a goal that everyone in the company stood behind, helped make happen, and will work to sustain." In the process of becoming a SHARP participant, ESCO lowered its injury and illness rates and reduced its workers' compensation costs. The company's experience modifier rate dropped from 0.80 in 2015 to 0.67 in 2018; value of worker's compensation claims went from $9,088 in 2015 to zero in 2018; and worker's compensation premiums were lowered from $48,516 in 2015 to $28,658 in 2018.

Community HealthCare System
With the Addition of Westmoreland Family Practice Medical Clinic, Community HealthCare System Earns Its 14th OSHA SHARP Award.

Community HealthCare System is committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace for patients, residents, and workers. "Our associates are the key to providing the best and safest care possible to our patients and residents," said CHCS Chief Executive Officer, Todd Willert. "We take our commitment to employees', patients', and residents' safety seriously and strive continuously to improve."

The CHCS Onaga/St. Marys facility is the only hospital in the state of Kansas recognized by OSHA as a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) participant. Only four hospitals in America have earned this distinction. The hospital has consistently maintained this status since 2002. The Centralia, Onaga, and St. Marys Clinics were the first in the network to earn the OSHA SHARP award in 2002. The number of CHCS facilities to earn this distinction has grown steadily over time. With the June 6, 2018, addition of the Westmoreland Clinic, CHCS now has 14 SHARP sites.

Fairbanks Community Food Bank Stays OSHA SHARP While Reducing Hunger
Fairbanks Community Food Bank Stays OSHA SHARP While Reducing Hunger.

The Fairbanks Community Food Bank (FCFB) provides emergency food to individuals and families in critical need and offers assistance in disaster situations. In 2003, a similar business had to resolve an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Enforcement complaint that could have resulted in large fines. This complaint prompted the FCFB Director to reconsider fear of OSHA and look for solutions. To get advice on how to make their workplace safer, the FCFB contacted the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Occupational Safety and Health Section (AKOSH), Consultation and Training Section, and requested a comprehensive visit. The first FCFB On-Site Consultation visit occurred in 2005. Identified hazards were corrected, and their initial OSHA Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) approval was earned the same year. The company has consistently participated in SHARP throughout the years.

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