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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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Sanford and Hawley Lowers Injury and Illness Rates and Stays SHARP
Sanford and Hawley Lowers Injury and Illness Rates and Stays SHARP.

Sanford & Hawley, Incorporated, is a family owned, 132-year-old retail lumber and building materials supplier, based in Unionville, Connecticut. Sanford & Hawley ‘s first visit from the Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA), Consultation Services was in 2000. Since working with the OSHA consultants and achieving SHARP, Sanford & Hawley has appreciated the advantages of having fewer injuries and illnesses.

Making NGK Spark Plugs a SHARP Workplace
Making NGK Spark Plugs a SHARP Workplace.

NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc. (NGK) of Sissonville, West Virginia, designs and sells spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and other related products to various automotive manufacturers worldwide. From 1995 to 2010, West Virginia Division of Labor (WVDOL) Safety Section, assisted NGK with identification and correction of hazards. NGK first qualified for OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) in 2010 and has continued its participation in this program.

SHARP – A Higher Level of Safety for Corrosion Monitoring Services Employees
SHARP – A Higher Level of Safety for Corrosion Monitoring Services Employees.

Corrosion Monitoring Services, Inc. (CMS) was motivated to create a best-in-class safety program because of their commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of all their employees. Since CMS’ participation in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) On-Site Consultation Program began, a superior level of safety has clearly been in evidence, and the company’s injury and illness rates are below the national average for their industry.

Spruce Park Auto Body Does It Better through OSHA’s SHARP
Spruce Park Auto Body Does It Better through OSHA’s SHARP.

Established in 1963, Spruce Park Auto Body, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, is a family-owned and operated business that has proudly served Alaska’s automotive and collision repair needs for over 50 years. During Spruce Park Auto Body’s time in the On-site Consultation Program, they applied for OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). In 2001, Spruce Park Auto Body received admittance into SHARP and has maintained this status over the years.

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