Milkco has a comprehensive safety program!!
The following classes are refreshed annually.
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Milkco, Inc. is one of only 146 businesses in North Carolina in the OSHA SHARP Program. SHARP stands for Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. SHARP is a Program that recognizes small and mid-size employers who have developed and maintained effective Safety & Health Programs. Milkco has been a proud member of this Program for 10 years. The Program requires the employer to abate all hazards identified by OSHA consultants, score well on the safety & health assessment conducted by OSHA, and maintain injury/illness rates below the national average for our industry. As a SHARP site, we have ongoing Safety & Health Programs that have actively encouraged employee involvement, have lowered lost workday rates below the national average, have met established goals for improving the Safety & Health Programs, and have acted quickly to correct identified hazards in the workplace.
This is what OSHA says about the program on their website.
What are the Benefits of SHARP?
By achieving SHARP status, you have placed yourself in an elite group of small businesses that maintain exemplary injury and illness prevention programs. 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:
◾Protect workers from all safety and health hazards that may exist at your workplace;
◾Work with OSHA to identify and implement best practices to protect your workers;
◾Develop an innovative injury and illness prevention program for your business that will protect your workers.
Create a Culture
◾Create a better working environment free of safety and health hazards;
◾Boost worker morale by involving workers in creating a culture that emphasizes a safe and healthful workplace;
◾Improve communication among workers and management;
◾Encourage safety in the community as workers may transfer safe and healthy work practices outside of the workplace.
Build a Reputation
◾Receive official recognition from OSHA for your achievement of SHARP status and for maintaining an exemplary injury and illness prevention program;
◾Become a leader in your industry by providing a safe and healthy workplace for workers;
◾Attract skillful workers looking to join a business that is at the forefront of its industry in providing a safe and healthy workplace for its workers;
◾Lower worker compensation insurance premiums;
◾Improve your worker retention and reduce costly turnover;
◾Reduce worker days away from work to keep operations and production running smoothly;