SHARPSafety and Health Achievement and Recognition Program
TOSHA’s Consultation Services offers the Safety and Health Achievement and Recognition Program (SHARP). SHARP recognizes employers who have developed exemplary safety and health management systems. TOSHA consultants form a partnership with the employer and employees and provide information and assistance on workplace hazards and implementation of safety and health management systems and programs.
Take the first step toward building long-term cooperative safety and health management in your workplace. The strength of the Consultation program is the opportunity it provides the employer to develop an effective safety and health program. Our experience indicates effective safety and health programs reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace, improve employee morale, increase productivity, reduce operating expenses, and improve quality.
What Kinds of Business Should Be a SHARP?
SHARP is a similar program to the Tennessee STAR VPP, but is designed for smaller employers and provides assistance in developing and implementing effective safety and health programs. TOSHA consultants form a partnership with the employer and employees and provide information and assistance on workplace hazards and implementation of safety and health management systems and programs.
SHARP Award Benefits
Benefits include reduced injury and illness rates, decreased worker compensation costs, increased employee morale, and an exemption from programmed compliance inspections. The initial exemption period is 12 months, and subsequent exemption periods are up to 36 months. The participants also receive a plaque that recognizes their achievement.
- Have a Lost Workday Injury and Illness (LWDII) rate and Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) below the average for their industry
- Be a single, fixed worksite
- Have a minimum of one-year operating history
- Have an effective safety and health program in place
Send comments to Division of Occupational Safety and Health
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Toll Free: (800) 249-8510
Fax: (615) 253-1623