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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 safety and health 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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Grass America Lowers Injury and Illness Rates and Earns SHARP Award.

Grass America, Inc., manufactures functional movement hardware and accessories, such as hinge systems, soft close drawer systems, and drawer slides for kitchens, baths, and offices. The Kernersville, North Carolina, facility employs 154 employees and is approximately 263,000 square feet. The North Carolina Department of Labor, Safety and Health Consultation Program helped this company lower their injury and illness rates and participant in the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). "Our workers compensation insurance claim numbers are one-third of what they were 4 years ago before we entered SHARP," said Dean Shore, Grass America, Inc., EHS manager.

Steven Cotta, Production Supervisor; Tony Little, Health & Safety Manager; David Harrison, Production Supervisor; Louis McComb, Production Supervisor; Jeff Blan, Production Supervisor; Barry Calogero, VP of Operations; Caleb Wilkerson, Production Supervisor; Paul Mitchell, Plant Manager
McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. Oklahoma Family-Owned Pipe Fusion Company – Lean to Safety

McElroy Manufacturing, Inc., located in Tulsa, is a second-generation, Oklahoma family-owned company, founded in 1954. The company is entirely dedicated and eagerly expanding their polyethylene pipe fusion machines in new markets across the globe. McElroy has been dedicated to the safety of their employees from the start. In 2018, with the help of the Oklahoma OSHA Consultation Services, all three of McElroy's Tulsa production facilities were accepted into the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

Acadia Windows & Doors SHARP Safe
Acadia Windows & Doors SHARP Safe.

Acadia Windows & Doors, Inc., manufacturers windows and doors, serving the multi-family industry. The company first learned about Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Consultation Services in March 2003 when a consultant was conducting a door-to-door promotion. Taking advantage of these services aligned with their principle of having a “Never Settle” culture.

Acadia was first OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certified in 2007, and it has maintained that status. The most recent renewal was earned in 2018. The company enjoys several benefits of participating in SHARP. Since collaborating with MOSH Consultation, Acadia has worked over 3,500 days without a lost time accident.

Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation Earns SHARP Award
Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation Earns SHARP Award.

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."

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