Featured Success Stories
Specialty Plastics Company (SPC) molds chemical resistant and high strength materials to produce custom thermoplastic parts, weighing as little as one gram or as heavy as two and a half pounds, for a broad range of industries, ranging from agriculture and veterinary products to chemical and petroleum applications. In December 2014, SPC was accepted as an OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) participant and has continually maintained this status. Acceptance of a worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles SPC out among its business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. City of Enid Mayor, Bill Shewey, proclaimed April 1, 2019, as Specialty Plastics Day, in recognition of the SHARP certification.
A desire to go beyond regulatory compliance, increase the safety of Malco associates, improve the safety performance of the organization, gain an “extra set of eyes” to look at safety at Malco, and earn the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation prompted the company to contact MNOSHA WSC and to continue to use this resource. Malco first earned recognition as a SHARP participant in March 2004 and has continuously maintained this status.
Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program Conducts Hazard Assessment at Tornado-Damaged State Office Building
An EF3 tornado touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 22, 2019, damaging numerous homes and buildings in the city. The Missouri Department of Labor's (DOLIR) Employment Security Building was one of the buildings hit by the tornado. It sustained roof damage in various locations, allowing insulation and other building materials to enter workspaces. Daniel Stark, Program Manager of Missouri's On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program assisted in the recovery effort by conducting a hazard assessment of the building on May 27, 2019. No hazards were detected, and employees were allowed to return to the building to resume normal operations on May 29, 2019.
Teton Steel of Montana – an employee-owned and locally run company – is dedicated to serving their customers, which range from the individual looking to complete a driveway to the huge corporate manager building a super highway. Their product line includes rebar, wire mesh, forming ties, roof hatches, wire mesh partitions, and access doors. By participating in SHARP, Teton Steel has improved the recognition of management and employees who make safety a priority. The company increased staff participation to invent new ideas and to continually improve the safety culture and reduced their injury and illness rates to zero.