The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance of your worksite into SHARP from Utah Labor Commission UOSH (UOSH) is an achievement of status that singles you out among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, your worksite is exempt from UOSH Compliance programmed inspections during the period that your SHARP certification is valid.*

SHARP Employers:

  • Provide Protection
    • Protect workers from all safety and health hazards that may exist at your workplace
    • Work with UOSH to identify and implement best practices to protect your workers
    • Develop an innovative safety and health management system for your business that will protect your workers
  • Create a Culture
    • Create a better working environment free of safety and health hazards;
    • Boost worker morale by involving workers in creating a culture that emphasizes a safe and healthful workplace
    • Improve communication among workers and management
    • Encourage safety in the community as workers may transfer safe and healthy work practices outside of the workplace
  • Build a Reputation
    • Receive official recognition from UOSH for your achievement of SHARP status and for maintaining an exemplary safety and health management system;
    • Become a leader in your industry by providing a safe and healthy workplace for workers
    • Attract skillful workers looking to join a business that is at the forefront of its industry in providing a safe and healthy workplace for its workers
  • Save Money
    • Lower worker compensation insurance premiums;
    • mprove your worker retention and reduce costly turnover
    • Reduce worker days away from work to keep operations and production running more efficiently and effectively

How can a Business Participate in SHARP?

To participate in SHARP you must:

  • Request a comprehensive consultation visit from the UOSH Consultation Program that involves a complete hazard identification survey
  • Involve employees in the consultation process
  • Correct all hazards identified by the consultant
  • Implement and maintain a safety and health management
    system that, at a minimum, 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 UOSH Consultation Program prior to
    making any changes in the working conditions or
    introducing new hazards into the workplace
  • UOSH Consultation will provide you with free guidance and technical assistance to help your company become a SHARP company. To schedule an On-site Consultation visit and determine your eligibility for SHARP, contact your state’s On-site Consultation office

*Participation in SHARP does not eliminate the rights or responsibilities of employers or workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Under UOSH, the following types of incidents may result in an UOSH enforcement inspection at SHARP sites: formal complaints, fatality, imminent danger situations and any other significant events as directed by the Assistant Secretary of OSHA.

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