Featured Success Stories
Like many small businesses starting out, SigmaPro had a safety program in place, but they were unsure if it met all of the state and federal requirements. SigmaPro found the Texas Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program (OSHCON) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website and set up their initial consultation visit in 2015. Since then, the company has corrected a number of safety hazards and now participates in the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
With the median tenure at our company at almost 25 years, we are family, and the last thing you want to see is someone in your family get hurt or worse,” said Kevin Emerick, risk manager for Woodfold Mfg., Inc., an Oregon-based maker of custom-crafted accordion doors, roll-up doors, and hardwood shutters. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, Consultation Services, has a 5-year program that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of employers’ safety and health management systems and empowers companies to become self-sufficient in managing on-the-job safety and health. Woodfold began the Oregon OSHA SHARP journey in early 2014, and it graduated from this program in 2019.
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.”
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...