OSHA, April 2017
Industrial machinery manufacturer Innovance Inc. contacted OSHA’s free On-site Consultation Program for help establishing an effective safety and health program at the company’s three plants in Minnesota.
One of the first steps was creating a safety committee, composed of employees from all levels of the company and management representatives. The committee makes sure employees feel comfortable reporting hazards and making safety suggestions. The company also provided annual hazard recognition training and established a monthly inspection program that includes employee participation.
Innovance invited the local fire department and an insurance company to evaluate the facility. As a result of its efforts, Innovance has earned Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program status at each of its three locations.
SHARP recognizes small business employers who have used the OSHA On-site Consultation Program and operate an exemplary safety and health program.