Featured Success Stories
In response to SARS-COV-2 virus, the Governor of Puerto Rico issued an Executive Order on March 12, 2020 that declared the island in a state of emergency. The shutdown order had an immediate impact on the Puerto Rico (PR) OSHA On-site Consultation Program’s plans for FY 2020 and 2021. The Program’s attention and actions shifted towards the immediate need to provide employers with COVID-19 information, education, and safety measures for their workplaces. The Program reviewed more than 30,000 COVID-19 Exposure Control Plans as of September 2021, including numerous telephone assessments and virtual visits to industries and workplaces to evaluate the plans.
Community HealthCare System (CHCS) is a nonprofit healthcare system that provides care to the rural communities of northeast Kansas. In 2000, the hospital had its first visit by the On-Site Consultation program in the Kansas Department of Labor. The hospital achieved Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognition in December 2002 and is one of two hospitals in the SHARP program in Kansas. Since 2002, the hospital has had eight renewals, with the most recent being June 2021. Of its 13 locations, CHCS has 11 currently in SHARP.
JWM Neurology PC opened over 40 years ago and serves the Indianapolis and central Indiana areas. While attending the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Health & Safety Expo, it became aware of INSafe, Indiana’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program. JWM reached out to INSafe in August 2020 and had a full service consultation at one of their facilities. In October 2020, JWM contacted INSafe and requested consideration for the INSHARP program for eleven of their sites in central Indiana. Consultation visits for those additional sites began in November 2020, and were completed in April 2021. All eleven locations have received initial recognition into INSHARP.
Ross Incineration Services, Inc. (Ross Incineration) is a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility that treats hazardous waste by incineration for many pharmaceutical companies, chemical manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, and intermediary waste managers. The facility is permitted under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Part B. Ross Incineration’s goal has been to operate an exemplary safety and health program. In 2000, Ross Incineration began what would develop into a trusted relationship with the Ohio OSHA On-Site Consultation Program.