SHARP is a recognition program administered by MOSH for smaller, high-hazard employers who
operate exemplary safety and health programs. SHARP rewards businesses with exemplary programs by removing
their company's name from MOSH's Programmed Inspection Schedule.
Becoming a SHARP company takes commitment and dedication as indicated in the requirements below.
A single consultation visit does not automatically make you a SHARP member.
Employers requesting SHARP must meet the following criteria:
- Be a fixed worksite (construction companies are not eligible)
- Have at least one year operating history
- Have lost workday injury and illness rate and Total Recordable Case Rate at levels below the national
average for their industry SIC (Standard Industrial Classification code)
- Agree to a comprehensive safety and health consultative survey and to correct all hazards identified
by the MOSH Consultants. Agree to follow-up visits by the Consultants.
- Agree to notify the Consultation Program Manager prior to making any changes in working conditions or
work processes that might introduce new hazards into the workplace.
- Implement an effective safety and health program addressing, at a minimum, the elements of the
1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
- Involve employees in the development, operation, and improvement of all elements of the workplace
safety and health program.
Employers that join the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) reduce workplace
accidents, injuries and workers compensation costs while increasing employee morale and productivity.