SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program is pleased to announce Buckhorn Inc. as the newest member of Missouri’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
“SHARP is a program for Missouri employers who are dedicated to promoting a culture of safety throughout the workplace,” said Julie Gibson, Acting Director of the Department of Labor. “The Missouri Department of Labor congratulates Buckhorn Inc. for meeting the requirements to join an elite group of Missouri businesses.”
Free On-Site Safety and Health Consultations are provided to businesses at their request. Businesses that participate in the Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program may be eligible to become a SHARP member. SHARP members have lower workers’ compensation insurance premiums and are exempt from OSHA inspections for a period of time.
“SHARP is a recognized achievement within our company as a whole and also within the industry in which we take part,” says Leigh Anne Campbell, Buckhorn Inc. Human Resources Manager. “It has proven to the team that focusing on safety processes and making continued progress of improvement in them makes it a safer place to work.”
Buckhorn Inc. was honored for its achievement during a ceremony November 26, 2013, at its place of business, located at 2727 N. Partnership Blvd., Springfield, Mo. Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Missouri Department of Labor attended the event to present Buckhorn Inc. a certificate of recognition, a SHARP flag, and a proclamation issued by Gov. Jay Nixon.
In fiscal year 2012, the safety program corrected conditions in participating businesses that could have resulted in more than $11.3 million in OSHA fines. In addition, 6,413 workplace hazards were remedied. For more information about the SHARP or to request a free safety and health consultation, visit www.labor.mo.gov/SAFE or call the Division of Labor Standards at 573-522-SAFE.