Featured Success Stories
Hunting Dearborn, Inc. provides precision metal manufacturing for oil and gas, aerospace, nuclear, and power generations industries. The company learned of SafetyWorks! Maine On-Site Consultation at an Annual Maine Safety conference. In 2008, with rising incidents and recordable injuries, the company reached out to Maine On-Site Consultation for a visit. Working with the Consultation program has helped Hunting Dearborn improve its business practices, employee training and feedback, and reporting systems for incidents. The company was recognized with Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) status in 2008, and has received renewals every other year since, with the latest renewal in December of 2020.
Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair (DSR) is a shipbuilding and repair facility located in Erie, Pennsylvania. After acquiring the shipyard in 2010, DSR set out to build a strong safety culture among its employees. In 2014, DSR contacted Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) OSHA Consultation program and IUP provided a full safety and health visit, including air and noise monitoring. DSR continued to work with IUP Consultation program in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In January of 2020, DSR received initial recognition into OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
Alaska Laser Wash was the first car wash company to bring touchless and 24-hour car washing to Alaska in 1997. The company has seven Anchorage locations, each featuring three wash options, free vacuuming, and a vending machine. At the company’s request, the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) On-Site Consultation program made their initial visits to each facility in July of 2018. Comprehensive assessments were performed and on August 29th, 2019, five Alaska Laser Wash facilities were accepted into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
Ceramic Industrial Coatings, founded in 1961, manufactures coatings on a contract basis. Ceramic Industrial Coatings has two business units – wood coatings and contract manufacturing. After attending an industry trade show, the company contacted Minnesota OSHA’s Workplace Safety Consultation (WSC) Program. In 2013, the WSC consultant performed an initial walkthrough at the contract manufacturing facility and Ceramic Industrial Coatings received initial Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) approval in 2015, with renewals in 2017 and 2019.