Featured Success Stories
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.
K-Plus Industrial Services, Inc. is a full service maintenance and industrial cleaning service company. It provides comprehensive industrial cleaning services to almost any type of plant or factory. To ensure the company was meeting OSHA’s requirements for confined space entrants, it sought out an industrial hygienist from the Illinois On-Site Consultation Program. The consultant performed a survey of the worksite in February 2013, and in August of that same year the company achieved recognition under the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The company received its most recent SHARP renewal in August 2020.
Bison Ford is a premier car dealership and full service auto body shop located in Great Falls, Montana. In 2011, Bison Ford started seeing rising numbers of accidents and needed to make changes to its safety programs to ensure the safest possible environment for its employees. Bison Ford management reached out to other car dealerships and businesses in the area who introduced them to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) On-Site Consultation Program at the Montana Department of Labor (DLI). In 2017, Bison Ford invited DLI safety and health consultants to review its safety and health programs and help identify areas for improvement. Bison Ford attained SHARP status in April 2018 and received SHARP renewal in May 2019.