Featured Success Stories
Serving aerospace, construction, material handling, office furniture, renewables, and roll over protection industries since 1947, Voestalpine's advanced metal roll forming operations deliver custom shapes and complete assemblies that conform to the most demanding specifications. "For many years, the employees of the Ferrell, Pennsylvania, facility have taken great pride in our safety performance with a consistent low injury and illness incident rate and time between incidents often ranging in years," said Patty Sweasy, Voestalpine RFC Safety Manager. "Even with a strong safety-first mentality, we found many opportunities to improve our program – and our environment – while becoming OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certified."
Reynolds Polymer Technology Builds an Excellent Safety and Health Record and Earns SHARP Recognition.
Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc., in Grand Junction, Colorado, focuses on building the impossible through their proprietary acrylic formula and casting process. With over 30 years' experience, Reynolds Polymer is constantly reinventing the definition of what can be done with acrylic, resins, and composites. In August of 2016, Reynolds Polymer earned recognition as a SHARP participant. In 2015, Reynolds Polymer's dollar value of worker's compensation claims was almost $3,000; in 2018, that number fell to just over $400. The company has also experienced over $20,000 in savings on their worker's compensation premiums since 2015, and Reynolds Polymer has an impressive experience modification rate of 0.70.
QC Manufacturing, Inc., is a small manufacturing company with 25 employees and has been in business for 14 years. The company patented the QuietCool whole house air conditioning system in March 2009 and services a national network of dealers and contractors. While working with Cal/OSHA Consultation Services Branch, the company's experience modification rate decreased 73%. In addition, their Total Recordable Case Rate (TRC) decreased from 12.5 in 2013 to zero in 2016 and 2017. Days Away, Restricted, and/or Transfer Rate (DART) decreased from 6.2 in 2013 to zero in 2016 and remained at zero throughout 2017.
Established in 1994, AeroFab Inc. manufactures and processes parts for the defense and aerospace industries, concentrating in building structural components for defense aircraft. In February 2018, AeroFab was accepted into the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). By participating in the SHARP, AeroFab has become more aware of the value of good safety practices and the positive economic impacts they have on the company. To achieve SHARP status, a company must have injury and illness rates that are below the national average for its industry. AeroFab's 3-year Total Recordable Case (TRC) average was 2.7 and their 3-year average for Days Away from Work, Job Restriction or Transfer (DART) rates was 0.9.