Success Stories

Success stories from OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognize both the important work of On-Site Consultation and 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 working with their On-Site Consultant. To locate the On-Site Consultation program nearest you, see OSHA's Consultation Directory.


Featured Success Stories

Derby Fabricating Solutions Doesn’t ‘Horse Around’ with Safety!

Derby Fabricating Solutions (Derby) laminates and die cuts sound dampening components and interior/exterior components for the automotive industry. They contacted Ohio’s On-Site Consultation Program in 2017 to be proactive in complying with safety and health regulations and to ensure team members are working in the safest environment possible. Derby became a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) participant in 2019 and received SHARP renewal in October of 2021.

New York On-Site Consultation Program Assists a Concrete Block Manufacturer in Reducing Noise Exposures

In response to a request, the New York State Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program performed a visit to a concrete block manufacturer in March 2021 to evaluate noise exposures. During the consultation visit, the health consultant conducted noise sampling using a personal noise dosimeter to capture the noise exposure for the operator of the block making machine. Initial noise monitoring found that the operator was exposed to an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 98.4 decibels A-scale (dBA). Based on the health consultant’s recommendations, the company had the operator wear double hearing protection (earplugs with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 33 and muffs with an NRR of 30) to protect the worker from this occupational noise hazard. In addition to this personal protective equipment, the employer instituted engineering controls by installing noise reducing shields on the block maker. Follow up sampling showed a reduction in noise levels.

Harris Rebar in Las Vegas is SHARP

Harris Rebar is a leading fabricator, installer, and distributor of concrete reinforcing steel and related products. Harris Rebar in Las Vegas began working with the Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) on various construction jobs around the city. Harris Rebar’s fabrication shop had its initial Consultation visit in January 2013 and was awarded its first Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) recognition in September 2013. Harris Rebar in Las Vegas has received four SHARP renewals since 2013, with the latest in 2021.

North Dakota Asphalt Plant "Opps" into SHARP Recognition

Opp Construction’s asphalt plant provides asphalt and other gravel products to contractors in North Dakota. Because of its continuous striving for safety excellence, its peers and mentors in the AGC awards program suggested that Opp Construction try consultation’s services. The company achieved Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) status in 2017 and renewed its status twice. According to Dave Opp, safety manager, "It is an honor and a great program to be involved in. I would recommend it to anyone who is able."

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