Success Stories

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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Pikes Peak Steel, LLC Works with Colorado State University OSHA Consultation Services and Stays SHARP

Pikes Peak Steel, LLC, is a growing structural steel fabrication plant, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their products range from beams, saddles, railings, and stairs to structural steel and bridges. At one point, their total recordable case and days away, restricted, and transferred (DART) rates were 20.0 and 10.0, respectively. These high injury rates led to expensive workers’ compensation insurance premiums and other direct and indirect costs. Pikes Peak Steel knew they needed to lower these costs. In 2005, the company invited Colorado State University (CSU) OSHA Consultation Services consultants to conduct a safety and health survey of their facility. After working with CSU consultants, and...

Benedictine Living Community of Wahpeton Earns OSHA SHARP Designation
Benedictine Living Community of Wahpeton Earns OSHA SHARP Designation.

Benedictine Living Community of Wahpeton (BLCW) is a long-term health care campus, encompassing skilled nursing care, home health care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, basic care, independent living, and assisted living services. “The OSHA Consultation Program has been extremely helpful in providing the tools and education to assist our campus with a strong and effective safety program for our residents, staff, families, and all who walk through our doors,” said Jerry Trupka, BLCW Risk Management Director/Safety Director, “Safety Matters.”

Oak River Farms Becomes the First Farm in Louisiana to Earn an OSHA SHARP Award
Oak River Farms Becomes the First Farm in Louisiana to Earn an OSHA SHARP Award.

Oak River Farms, Inc., is an agribusiness located in Monterey, Louisiana, that includes farming, land management, and on-site storage of grain. The company has on average up to 60 employees. The company’s steadfast attention to workplace safety paid off. Just nine months after the initial consultation visit, Oak River Farms was accepted into the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program on March 2, 2017. Oak River Farms is the first commercial farm in Louisiana to earn this distinction, and it has continually participated in this program. This company has not experienced a recordable injury since May 20, 2015. Oak River Farms worker compensation costs dropped from $262,233 in 2014 to zero in 2017 and 2018.

Stiles Construction Works with USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program and Earns SHARP Award for their Residence of Las Olas (R.O.L.O.) Project
Stiles Construction Works with USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program and Earns SHARP Award for their Residence of Las Olas (R.O.L.O.) Project.

Stiles Construction is a privately held company that provides different types of construction services. They specialize in high-rise residential, mixed use residential, car dealerships, parking garages, supermarkets, and municipal work. Working closely with the University of South Florida (USF), SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, this company was accepted into the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). “The knowledge and expertise provided by USF personnel has proven invaluable,” said Ian Schwartz, Vice President of Operations, Stiles Construction. “Our experience with USF SafetyFlorida has been nothing short of positive. In fact, on-site consultation has been fully integrated into our...

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