December 3, 2012

Four Maine companies get safety certification

To qualify, the companies must go through a safety audit and maintain injury rates below the industry average.

By Jessica Hall
Staff Writer

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This 2010 file photo shows The Zogo, a 29-foot hybrid diesel/electric launch built by French & Webb Company in Belfast. Four Maine companies have received safety certification under the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award (SHARP) program, including French & Webb.

Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

To qualify for the certification, companies must go through a safety audit, correct all hazards identified during an onsite health and safety consultation, demonstrate that effective safety and health programs are in place and maintain injury rates below the industry average for the last year of completed data.

After awarding the SHARP designation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) removes the worksite from its general scheduled inspection list for two years.

If the company continues to meet all conditions of the program, the SHARP designation may be renewed for another two years.

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