Cleaveland/Price Inc. recognized by OSHA with prestigious award
In our last newsletter, we told you how Cleaveland/Price Inc. distinguishes itself among manufacturers in Westmoreland County. Now we are proud to congratulate Cleaveland/Price on distinguishing itself again, and this time on a national level.
In February, the company was awarded SHARP status by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). SHARP, which stands for Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program, recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program services and operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program. This success should not be taken lightly. Fewer than 1,600 worksites in the country currently share in the honor.
“Safety is important to our company because we are a family-owned business and our employees are considered family,” explains Trish Conboy, marketing coordinator at Cleaveland/Price. “Also, with fewer accidents, there is better production time, and manufacturing is streamlined.”
To receive SHARP status a company must first request a consultation visit from OSHA’s On-site Consultation office. Once hazardous conditions are identified by the consultant, the company must work to correct all hazards, and the consultant will conduct a series of follow-up visits over a three-year period to make sure improvements have been implemented and maintained.
Cleaveland/Price’s Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist, Emily Carlson, said employees embraced the process. “Involvement has been strong and now employees are bringing up concerns before incidents happen,” said Carlson.
You can learn more about Cleaveland/Price here. To get more information on OSHA’s small business resources visit their website.