SHARP Program – Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program


Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

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Employers may participate in OSHA’s “Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program” (SHARP). This program provides incentives and support to smaller, high-hazard employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksite(s). SHARP provides for recognition of employers who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health by: receiving a comprehensive safety and health consultation visit, correcting all workplace safety and health hazards, adopting and implementing effective safety and health management systems, and agreeing to request further consultative visits if major changes in working conditions or processes occur which may introduce new hazards. Employers who meet these specific SHARP requirements may be exempted from OSHA programmed inspections for a period of one to two yearsF&D is approved through January 7, 2020.