Featured Success Stories
OSHA On-Site Consultation Program is voluntary, no cost, and confidential. At the employer's request, state agencies, such as Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) Consultation and Education Services Consultation and Education Services conduct workplace safety and industrial hygiene hazard assessment visits and services. During one such visit, a UOSH consultant observed approximately 90 to 100 employees working in a small clean room where methylene chloride was being used as a bonding agent for plastic tubing during the manufacture of biomedical devices. The UOSH consultant conducted air sampling measurements.
Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) Assistant Commissioner Wendy Fisher recognized Wagner-Meinert LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, for its initial certification as a TOSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) site, a designation the location earned in 2019. “Employees and management at Wagner-Meinert’s Nashville facility continually strive to maintain low injury and illness rates,” Fisher said. “The site has not experienced any recordable injuries in the past three years which is truly commendable.”
Canfor Southern Pine acquired Anthony Forest Products produces engineered wood products, such as laminated beams, columns, and other glulam products, at its facility in El Dorado, Arkansas. The operations has an annual capacity of 30 million board feet (mmbf), and its products primarily serve the construction industry. Anthony Forest Products was initially accepted into the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) in 2002 and the operation remains an active SHARP participant.
Procino Enterprises Uses No Cost Delaware Office of Safety and Health On-Site Consultation Services to Reduce Hexavalent Chromium
Procino Enterprises is a small, family owned and operated, hard chrome plating and griddle manufacturing company, located in Blades, Delaware. Although the company had hexavalent chromium sampling performed in the past, and results were below the OSHA exposure limits, the Delaware OSHC industrial hygienist recommended re-sampling because of the company’s increased production demands. The re-sampling results revealed an over exposure to hexavalent chromium in the plating area. Engineering and work practice controls, ranging from replacing the ventilation system to implementing a chrome control plan, conducting employee training, and implementing an interim respiratory protection program, were instituted, and the hazard was reduced below the permissible exposure levels.