|On Monday, August 11, 2014, Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF) was awarded their fifth and final award for completing Safety and Health Award Recognition Program, also known as SHARP.
“The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is a program that encourages employer self-sufficiency in safety and health management. SHARP is a recognition program which provides an incentive and road map for Oregon employers to work with their employees to find and correct hazards, to develop and implement effective Safety and Health Programs, to continuously improve, and to become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. A SHARP employer is defined as, an employer who has successfully incorporated safety and health management principles into their workplace.” (OSHA, 2014)
Graduating from SHARP is a tremendous achievement that involved not only the Safety Committee and the appointed Safety Liaison, but the entire staff of the facility. The environment of safety that has been created at WCCF is truly remarkable, given that it requires the buy-in of every single employee, 100% of the time.
David L. Heath, Sr. Occupational Safety Consultant, Paul J. Utterback, Sr. Industrial Hygienist/Ergonomist, and Rocky Shampang, Oregon OSHA Field Manager made the trip to Lakeview to deliver the plaque and the SHARP Graduate flag.