Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
What is SHARP?
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is designed to recognize employers for OSHA standards compliance and their exemplary safety and health management systems. Worksites that receive SHARP recognition are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections for up to 2 years, and subsequent renewal for up to 3 years.
“I am very pleased with the results of working with the On-Site Consultation program, and we plan on working towards qualifying our other office locations in the near future,” said Kenneth Liss, president of Andrews Engineering in Springfield. ““By establishing safety education programs, we prevent accidents. We will not put our staff in an unsafe work environment. The pay-off is a work-healthy staff who recognize our commitment to their well-being. This results in a positive culture and raises the level of professionalism throughout the company.”
“We had a lot of cooperation from the Springfield (IDOL On-Site Consultation) office. They were very helpful and there is absolutely no way we could have done it without their expertise,” said Bill Bolinger, the safety, health, environmental and security advisor for Minova USA in Marion.
Benefits of SHARP
By achieving SHARP status, you have placed yourself in an elite group of small businesses that maintain exemplary safety and health management systems. In addition:
Work with CONSULTATION to identify and implement best practices
Develop an innovative safety and health management system
Boost employee morale by creating a safe, healthy workplace
Involve employees to continuously improve workplace conditions
Receive national recognition from OSHA for achieving SHARP status
Improve efficiency by lowering worker compensation costs
The SHARP Process
To participate in SHARP, you must agree to all of the following:
Request a comprehensive safety and health consultation visit by completing a request on line or by calling 800-972-4216
Correct any hazards identified
Implement a safety and health management system that addresses OSHA's 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
Maintain your company's Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rate and Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate below the national average for your industry
Agree to notify the Illinois OSHA On-Site Consultation Program of any changes in the working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace. Agree to notify the Illinois OSHA On-Site Consultation Program of any changes in the working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace.