Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

 
 
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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. 

 

ANDREWS ENGINEERING

“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.”

MINOVA USA

“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 workplaceoost 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.