Consultation and Services Section
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
SHARP was developed to provide Oregon employers with coaching and direction so that they could learn to more effectively manage workplace safety and health, and in turn, be recognized for their achievement. After a company qualifies for their second year as a SHARP participant, that company may be exempt from Oregon OSHA's programmed or scheduled inspections.
What SHARP Employers have discovered:
"The SHARP program has saved this division of this company (Core-Mark International) over a third of a million dollars, as well as having saved employees from many months of unnecessary pain and suffering. Through the savings generated by our involvement in SHARP, we have been able to afford many building and system upgrades. It has been the backbone of production increases, higher building sanitation scores, lower employee turnover, increased employee morale and much employee recognition through the local and regional news media."
Jack Cooper, Division Operations Manager
"The SHARP program offered by OR-OSHA was one of the best things that ever happened to our safety program here at Pioneer Cut Stock. It became the tool we used to not only identify and improve in certain areas but it was, and continues to be, the tool we use to establish our goals for continuous improvement. Use of this program created a new sense of teamwork and cooperation. The initial goal was to improve safety. The side effects were increased morale, more production, higher quality and less turnover. An atmosphere of pride and accomplishment came to be associated with the term SHARP."
Gerry Gerlach, Human Resource Manager