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Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small companies in high hazard industries that have demonstrated exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. Employers that have developed, implemented, and work to continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health management program may be eligible for this important program. Companies that have met all the requirements for SHARP will have fewer and less severe injuries and illness and therefore should have reduced workers compensation costs. Additionally, companies meeting the specific SHARP requirements may be exempt from general scheduled OSHA inspections for one year and will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the Assistant Secretary of Labor-OSHA.

To achieve SHARP recognition companies must: