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Image Rocky Mountain Pre-cast was recently nominated as a pre-SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) participant, and has been recommended for inspection deferral status from OSHA programmed inspections for the duration of their pre-SHARP status. "The SHARP Program is the premier safety and health achievement program for small business, particularly those within high hazard industries." 

"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grants the award to small businesses who demonstrate exemplary performance in safety and health within their respective industries". To be eligible a company must complete a full service safety and health survey by the OSHA On-Site Consultation Office that includes a comprehensive walk through of their facility as well as a complete evaluation of their written safety and health program. The company must then correct all hazards identified in the survey within a reasonable amount of time and in addition, show a reasonable probability of being able to achieve a lower than average accident and injury/illness and restricted days away rate reflected in their OSHA form 300. Once the company fulfills these requirements, they may then submit a letter to the OSHA On-Site Consultation Office to show their commitment to safety and their interest in the SHARP program.

Besides having to undergo a comprehensive survey of their work area as well as a complete evaluation of their written safety and health program, companies vying for the SHARP award must also achieve a passing evaluation using OSHA's Safety and Health Assessment form 33. The evaluation form encompasses 58 line items, all of which are evaluated separately. "We are happy to report that Rocky Mountain Pre-cast has completed all of the SHARP program pre-requisites and will be undergoing a 12 month challenge period before being recommended for the SHARP Award"  "We will be working closely with Rocky Mountain to support them any way we can". "As one of only three other such companies to achieve pre-SHARP deferral status in this region, we wish them well and all the success".
 
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