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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 implemented proven safety and health management programs, and work to continuously improve effectiveness may be eligible for this important recognition program. Employers who attain SHARP status are recognized as a model for worksite safety and health. SHARP certification exempts a small business from Federal OSHA’s scheduled inspections for the duration of the certification.
Companies that have met all the requirements for SHARP almost always experience fewer and less severe injuries and illness and have lower workers compensation costs.
To be eligible for SHARP recognition companies must: