Featured Success Stories
In June 2020, a dental school in Missouri had concerns regarding proper airflow in the building as it relates to COVID-19 prevention. The facility contacted the Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program to conduct an air flow assessment. Following the On-Site Consultation visit, the school brought in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) specialists who modified the HVAC system to ensure improved air flow in the building. Since reopening the clinic in July of 2020, there have been zero known COVID-19 transmissions within the building.
US Petrolon Industrial, Inc. (USPI) was established in 1980 and began operations in Lincoln, Nebraska. After an unexpected OSHA enforcement visit in January of 2013, the company decided they wanted full knowledge of the workplace safety and health regulations and resources available to them. They called the OSHA Nebraska On-Site Consultation Program and had a safety and a health consultation visit in 2014. In February of 2017, USPI received initial recognition into OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The company received renewals in 2019 and most recently in March of 2021.
Founded in 1954, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. is a second generation family-owned company located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. McElroy has a longstanding relationship with the Oklahoma Department of Labor, and has worked with them dating back to 1964. Its dedication to safety and health continued throughout the years and in 2015, McElroy contacted Oklahoma OSHA Consultation Services for a safety and health consultation visit. McElroy received its first Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) certification in 2015 and set an ambitious goal to sustain its SHARP certification for the long term. Since 2015, McElroy has achieved SHARP recognition four times, with the most recent in October of 2020.
On November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA adopted an Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for COVID-19. After the adoption of the ETS, Cal/OSHA Consultation services moved forward quickly to provide guidance and assistance to employers on how to comply with the standard and address occupational safety and health concerns during the pandemic. The 15 webinars for a general audience were attended by 2,859 people, affecting an estimated 44,500 workers. 17 shorter COVID-19 webinars for various trade organizations and one for Region 9 OSHA Training Institute Education Centers were attended by 1,911 people and affected approximately 28,400 workers.