Featured Success Stories
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 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...
On-Site Consultation Develops Relationship with the New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association
Founded in 1937, the New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association represents over 1,500 small business owners who operate gasoline service stations, convenience stores, automotive parts stores, automotive repair shops, car washes, and car dealerships. At the employer’s request, the NJGCAA Director of Member Services observed a NJ On-Site Consultation Program consultant during a visit. Later an article was published in the association’s quarterly newsletter, “On the Road.” This article, highlighting the services of the free on-site consultation and the benefits of a consultation visit, was published in January 2018 and again in April 2019...
Simmons Caribbean Bedding, Inc., in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, employs about 20 people. This mattress manufacturer began working with Puerto Rico Consultation Services in 2007. From 2008-2012, the company renewed its SHARP status three times. In 2012, one recordable accident, in combination with the reduction of hours worked, forced the company to temporarily suspend its participation, with every intention of making a prompt return. In 2013, Simmons Caribbean Bedding held true to their promise and commitment, requesting to participate in SHARP again, and their request was approved. Since 2013, Simmons Caribbean Bedding has continuously participated in SHARP, earning renewals of their SHARP status four times.