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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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Jennmar Corporation of Utah Team
Jennmar Corporation Reduces Injuries and Illnesses with Help from OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program

Jennmar Corporation of Utah, Inc., is one of the oldest SHARP-approved companies in the state of Utah and are very proud of that accomplishment. Using 2005 as the base year, over the years, the company has enjoyed a consistent lowering in incidence rates – Total Recordable Rate (60-percent reduction) and Days Away Restricted or Transferred Rate (62-percent reduction).

Cassemco’s First SHARP Award Presentation, December 1999
Cassemco, Tennessee’s First OSHA SHARP Site

In December 1999, Cassemco Incorporated became Tennessee OSHA’s (TOSHA) first Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) participant. The company is still with the program today and was recently renewed. In the past 3 years, Cassemco has had zero recordable accidents and nearly 150,000 work hours. With a national total recordable case rate of 4.9 for their industry, the company has effectively prevented injuries to 20 percent of their workforce when compared to the average of their peers.

Back row L to R: Rob Jackson, Adan Silva, Scott Mertins, Rob Hilsenbeck; Front row L to R: Cesar Arenas, Arturo Mendoza, Jackeline Celis, Jesus Rivas
Shoeneck Containers’ Passion for Safety.

Schoeneck Containers, Inc. (SCI), supplies plastic containers for diverse consumer and commercial markets throughout the world. In 2004, SCI was honored with inclusion into the OSHA Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP), and the company has consistently renewed and maintained its participation in this program. Through the years of working with the OSHA On-site Consultation Program, SCI has seen their injuries rate drop 90 percent. At the same time, SCI has almost doubled the size of its company.

Lou-Rich Hayward Division Celebrates SHARP (Left to right) Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson, LaVern Schroeder, John Habana, Rod Sorenson, Darin Nelson, Brian Brandt, Greg Grove, Galen Berg, Dave Overland, Tom Jacobs
Innovance Inc. Achieves SHARP Status with Assistance of Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation.

With only 37 current MNSHARP worksites in Minnesota, Innovance is part of a group that makes up less than 1 percent of all Minnesota businesses. Ken Peterson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, stated that “Innovance has shown great leadership, providing both the time and the resources needed to reach this MNSHARP goal. 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.”

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