SHARP

Link to Sharp Program websiteEmployers who qualify for OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP, receive exemption from OSHA general schedule enforcement inspections. To qualify, you must receive a comprehensive consultation visit, correct all identified hazards and demonstrate that effective safety and health programs are in place.

When SHARP status has been granted, employers must post a notice of participation and of correction of all hazards, agree to inform the consultant whenever new processes involving new hazards are introduced into the workplace and complete implementation of their health and safety management program as scheduled. (Inspections prompted by an employee complaint, fatality or catastrophe are not exempted in this program.)

SHARP is currently available only at fixed worksites, although inclusion of construction and other mobile sites is under review. And participation is limited to companies with fewer than 250 employees per site and 500 per corporation. Larger companies can achieve recognition for their achievements through the Voluntary Protection Program, or VPP. Ask your consultant if VPP might be an option for your company.
 
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small business employers who operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.
SHARP Recognition Awards
Knife River Care Center employees and management earn SHARP status – June 2016
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Steffes Corporation in Grand Forks adds three sites to SHARP – March 2016
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Hankinson Renewable Energy, ethanol plant in SE ND is awarded SHARP – February 2016
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SHARP Renewals:
  • Ave Marie, Jamestown
  • Central Machining and Pump Repair, Minot
  • Cross Country, Bismarck
  • Cross Country, Jamestown
  • Dakota Aircraft, Grand Forks
  • Henningsen Cold Storage, Grand Forks
  • McDonalds, Dickinson
  • McDonalds, Williston
  • Minnkota Windows, West Fargo
  • Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo
  • St. Catherine's Care Center, Wahpeton
  • Steffes Corporation, Grand Forks
  • Strata Corporation Concrete, Grand Forks
  • Strata Corporation Concrete, Grand Forks
  • Strata Support, Grand Forks
  • Tri-Energy Centennial, Bismarck
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Bismarck
New SHARP Companies:
  • Ave Maria Village - Jamestown 2015
  • Cross Country Freight Solutions - Jamestown 2015
  • Cross Country Freight Solutions - Bismarck 2015
  • Rugby Manufacturing Co. - Rugby 2017
The following companies have had their SHARP status renewed in 2015:
  • Building Products Inc., Fargo
  • Elim Rehab and Care Center, Fargo
  • Medora Corporation, Dickinson
  • Steffes Inc., Dickinson
  • Steffes Inc., Grand Forks
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - Broadway, Bismarck
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - Divide, Bismarck
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative, Mandan
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - Museum, Dickinson
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - General, Dickinson
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - Villard, Dickinson
  • Tri-Energy Cooperative - Top Truck Stop, Sterling
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Cleveland
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Steele
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Glen Ullin
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Manning
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Williston
  • Williston Basin Pipeline, Charbonneau