ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program is pleased to announce ANOVA 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 ANOVA 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.
“We wanted to move our safety and health programs to the next level, so we set our goal on pursuing SHARP,” says Mike Carter, ANOVA Plant Manager. “The consultation program is a great resource and really helped us improve our safety and health here at our Talmage facility.”
ANOVA was honored for its achievement during a ceremony November 19, 2013, at its place of business, located at 1424 Talmage Ave., in St. Louis, 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 ANOVA 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.