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.
Specialty Plastics Company (SPC) molds chemical resistant and high strength materials to produce custom thermoplastic parts, weighing as little as one gram or as heavy as two and a half pounds, for a broad range of industries, ranging from agriculture and veterinary products to chemical and petroleum applications. In December 2014, SPC was accepted as an OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) participant and has continually maintained this status. Acceptance of a worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles SPC out among its business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. City of Enid Mayor, Bill Shewey, proclaimed April 1, 2019, as Specialty Plastics Day, in recognition of the SHARP certification.
A desire to go beyond regulatory compliance, increase the safety of Malco associates, improve the safety performance of the organization, gain an “extra set of eyes” to look at safety at Malco, and earn the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation prompted the company to contact MNOSHA WSC and to continue to use this resource. Malco first earned recognition as a SHARP participant in March 2004 and has continuously maintained this status.