OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)
Since 1997, The Plastics Group of America has earned the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. Under the terms of this award, the company has been granted formal exemption status from federal OSHA inspections for a period of one year through special recognition by the RIDH.
We have received this award concurrently since 1997. To earn it, TPG has put several systems in place to prevent injuries, and have developed a model employee safety training program and documentation handbook.
"Statistically this is a very significant award," said RIDH administrator Tony Cabral. "The Plastics Group management has shown a commitment to their employees by implementing long-term programs to ensure their safety and health."
The OSHA SHARP award is geared toward smaller (less than 150 employees), higher hazard companies that "demonstrate exemplary efforts in protecting the safety and health of their employees." The objective of the program is for OSHA consultation to provide incentives and support to employers who work with their employees to develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health programs. SHARP recognizes programs that result in the immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illness.