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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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Williams Lumber & Home Centers Team Celebrates Earning SHARP Recognition
(Left to Right: T.J. Keeler, Kevin Blair, Jim Cataquet (kneeling), Tom Jozefowicz, Gary Strompf, Darryl Muller, Mike Staccio, Rich Fitzgerald, Geoff Holodook (kneeling), Sandy Williams)
Williams Lumber & Home Centers Adds Another Site to the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program in New York State.

New York State Department of Labor, On-Site Consultation Program (NYS-DOSH), has been working with this employer since 2001. Today, three of the eight Williams Lumber & Home Center locations are active Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), sites. These locations include the express store in Red Hook and home centers in Hyde Park and Hudson, New York.

CMP Employees Holding SHARP Flag
Central Machining & Pump Repair Reaches SHARP Goal.

On November 18, 2008, CMP became the 13th company in North Dakota to earn OSHA’s SHARP designation. Since its inclusion in SHARP, CMP has maintained its status as a SHARP participant with renewals in 2010, 2014, and recently on December 20, 2016. The results of each SHARP application review demonstrated the company’s robust commitment to safety and health, as they successfully achieved renewal status, allowing them to be exempt from any OSHA programmed inspections for 8 consecutive years.

Tulsa-Based Radford Company Gets SHARP Energized
Tulsa-Based Radford Company Gets SHARP Energized

Since receiving into OSHA Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) approval in 2014, The Radford Company’s OCV/AMS Machining Specialist and Precision Coatings have had below the national average incident (injury and illness) rates in their industry. “The OSHA [On-site] Consultation Program and SHARP has had a direct and positive impact on the company’s financial bottom line as well as on the company’s culture and employees’ morale,” said Radford Plant and Safety Manger, Craig Cox

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind Goes OSHA SHARP
East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind Goes OSHA SHARP

Established in 1976 to serve the needs of the blind and visually impaired, East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind (ETLB) in Tyler, Texas, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that employs 87 workers. Its Horizon Industries Division is the largest employer of people with visual impairments in East Texas. In 2016, ETLB was nominated and approved for the OSHA On-site Consultation Program, Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP), certification and also awarded the Lone Star Safety Program Award from the State of Texas.

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