The On-site Consultation Program’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance of your worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles you out among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, OSHA exempts your worksite from OSHA programmed inspections during the period that your SHARP certification is valid.
What are the benefits of SHARP?
By achieving SHARP status, you have placed yourself in an elite group of small businesses that maintain exemplary safety and health management systems. In addition to being granted an exemption from OSHA programmed inspections for up to 2 years, and subsequent renewal for up to 3 years,*you:
Create a Culture
Build a Reputation
How can my small business participate?
To participate in SHARP, you must:
To schedule an On-site Consultation visit and determine your eligibility for SHARP, contact your state’s On-site Consultation office.
What if we aren't quite ready for SHARP?
If you meet most but not all of the SHARP eligibility criteria and are committed to working toward SHARP approval, you may be recommended by your state On-site Consultation Project Manager for Pre-SHARP status. Upon achieving Pre-SHARP status, you are granted a deferral from OSHA programmed inspections*.
To achieve Pre-SHARP status:
To determine your eligibility for Pre-SHARP, please schedule an On-site Consultation visit by contacting the On-site Consultation office in your state.
*Participation in SHARP does not eliminate the rights of responsibilities of owners or workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Under OSHA, the following types of incidents can trigger an OSHA enforcement inspection at SHARP sites: formal complaints, fatality, imminent danger situations and any other significant events as directed by the Assistant Secretary of OSHA.
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