Amesbury Hardware Products, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized as a SHARP worksite. SHARP, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, recognizes work sites that show an exemplary safety and health management program. Amesbury partnered with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) consultants out of South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, S.D. to achieve this goal, which it has been working toward for three years.

“Everyone at Amesbury is striving to get this award,” says Scott Page, director of safety and Health. “This award is an achievement of status that singles out Amesbury amongst its business peers as a model for worksite safety and health.”

This Sioux Falls plant is the fourth Amesbury site to achieve the SHARP status. Currently there are 16 SHARP sites in the state of South Dakota, the two Amesbury Hardware plants in Sioux Falls being two of the 16. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, OSHA exempts the work site from OSHA programmed inspections during the period of the SHARP certification.

Editor’s note: For more on OSHA safety programs such as SHARP go to the DWM website and click on the June issue.


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