Featured Success Stories
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.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, a weather complex known as a derecho sent intense winds and thunderstorms over a 700-mile stretch from Nebraska to Indiana. In Iowa, the hardest hit state, three deaths were reported and hundreds of thousands of people went without power for several weeks. Several safety and health consultants from the Iowa Division of Labor On-Site Consultation program were activated to provide safety and health assistance during the recovery efforts. They traveled to numerous cities throughout Iowa. Throughout the response time from August 11-21, 2020, the Iowa Consultation program worked with many contractors and emergency management coordinators. The Consultation program remains active and available for assistance during the rebuilding phase.
Spiratex specializes in custom extrusion, manufacturing plastic parts for a variety of industries such as automotive, material handling, geophysical, military and defense, and wire and cable. The company contacted Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) On-Site Consultation and MIOSHA conducted their first visit in 2015. Through the work with On-Site Consultation, Spiratex employees have learned to identify and communicate safety hazards, and managers and supervisors became more receptive to listening to employees’ concerns. The company increased employee participation in its safety audit program and used safety incidents and near misses to focus efforts in risk reduction. Spiratex earned recognition in OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) in April of 2020.