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Michigan Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program

Contact: CET Onsite Consultation Program at (517) 322-1809

MSHARP
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MSHARP
is a cooperative program between business and government that recognizes Michigan employers and employees committed to creating a workplace culture that makes safety their top priority. MSHARP provides an incentive to employers to emphasize accident and illness prevention by anticipating problems, not reacting to them.

The Onsite Consultation Program within the Consultation Education & Training (CET) Division operates MSHARP. Onsite consultants will help employers identify the strengths and weaknesses of their occupational safety and health management system. Employers electing to pursue MSHARP must be committed to developing a safety and health management system that involves employees in significant ways.

Many people are familiar with another MIOSHA recognition program called the Michigan Voluntary Protection Programs (MVPP). Only the best-of-the-best can qualify for the MVPP Star award. The newly developed MSHARP guidelines are similar to MVPP, but the goals are more achievable for companies with moderately effective safety and health programs. This new program can be used as a bridge for companies to transform their effective safety and health programs into exemplary programs and may be viewed as a stepping-stone for entry into the MVPP.

Eligibility

  • Designed to assist the small employer, eligibility is limited to employers having less than 250 employees at the worksite.
  • A priority will be given to companies on the MIOSHA list of high-hazard industries, or who are a part of Michigan's Strategic Plan focus. This gives greatest attention to industries with a previous history of elevated lost-time injuries. These characteristics allow the MIOSHA program to target resources where they are most needed.
  • The company must have injury and illness rates below the Michigan average in their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code over the last year.
  • The company must be a single, fixed worksite.

Recognition Requirements

Once eligibility criteria have been met, the company must agree to the following:
  • Allow a comprehensive safety and health survey of the worksite.
  • Work with MIOSHA onsite consultants to correct any hazards identified in the survey.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive safety and health management system.
  • Involve employees in the development, implementation and operation of their safety and health program.
  • Maintain their injury and illness rates below the Michigan average in their industry.
  • Achieve a score of two out of a possible three on the required MIOSHA Safety and Health Program Assessment Tool, Form 33.
  • Inform MIOSHA prior to making significant work process changes that might introduce new hazards into the workplace.
  • Conduct annual self-evaluations and submit the MIOSHA 300 log for review.

MSHARP is a process designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an employer's occupational safety and health management system. The process starts with a request from the employer and completion of the application process. The application initiates a comprehensive consultation including an initial assessment, followed by a report with recommendations.

The process includes one or more action plan meetings between the employer and the onsite consultant to identify and begin implementation of objectives designed to meet the goal of achieving MSHARP certification. MIOSHA onsite consultants will continue to coach applicant companies as long as there is commitment to correcting hazards and improving the safety and health program.

When all requirements have been satisfied, the company will be issued an MSHARP Certificate of Achievement, as well as a 12-month exemption from MIOSHA programmed inspections. Other types of inspections, such as those based on formal employee complaints, imminent danger, referrals, fatality investigations, etc. are not preempted by participation in MSHARP.

MSHARP recognition is granted in 12-month increments. To continue in the program, employers must apply for renewal to the CET Onsite Consultation Program. Because the employer should be making progress toward self sufficiency, it is expected that the employer will take more of the responsibility for activities associated with their continued improvement and MIOSHA's involvement will be limited.

MSHARP Companies  
AlcoTec Wire Corporation
2750 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
MSHARP Award:
September 5, 2006 Press Release
Recertification: June 3, 2008
Recertification: March 17, 2011

Ambassador Steel Fabrication, LLC
5402 Rusche Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321

MSHARP Award: February 1, 2013 Press Release

Arnold Center Incorporated
400 Wexford Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
MSHARP Award: May 14, 2009 Press Release
Arnold Center Incorporated
490 Industrial Drive
Gladwin, MI
MSHARP Award: May 14, 2009 Press Release
Recertification: March 15, 2013
AWTEC
14933 Keel Street
Plymouth, MI 48170

MSHARP Award: March 15, 2011
Press Release
Burkland Incorporated
6520 South State Road
Goodrich, MI

MSHARP Award: April 4, 2011 Press Release
Recertification: June 20, 2014

Central Logistics, East Division
5400 33rd Street, 3300 Kraft Ave SE, 3366 Kraft Ave SE, &
3232 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI

MSHARP Award: May 2, 2013 Press Release

CH2MHILL
3501 Haggerty Road
Canton, MI

MSHARP Award: June 1, 2011
Cintas Corporation #301
3149 Wilson Avenue
Walker, MI
MSHARP Award: June 20, 2014
Cintas Corporation #354
51518 Quadrate Drive
Macomb, MI 48042
MSHARP Award: February 24, 2014
Fibrek Menominee Mill (formerly Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre, SFK Pulp Recycling, US Inc.)
701 Fourth Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858
MSHARP Award: December 2, 2005
Press Release

Recertification: August 16, 2007
Recertification: March 25, 2010
Recertification: November 30, 2011
Glastender, Inc.
5400 N. Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48604

MSHARP Award: March 15, 2011 Press Release
Recertification: June 9, 2014
IHC, Inc.
12400 Burt Road
Detroit, MI 48228

MSHARP Award: September 22, 2011
Liqui-Force Services (USA) Inc.
28529 Goddard Rd, Suite 106
Romulus, MI 48174
MSHARP Award: June 1, 2007
Press Release
Recertification: September 9, 2014
Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
5209 S. Mackinaw Road
Bay City, MI

MSHARP Award: May 3, 2011
Midwest International Standard Products, Inc.,
105 Stover Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720
MSHARP Award: May 12, 2008
Press Release

Recertification: November 10, 2010
Northern Coatings & Chemical Company, Inc.
705 6th Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858
MSHARP Award: November 1, 2005 Press Release
Recertification: May 10, 2007
Recertification: March 16, 2010 Press Release
Recertification: September 8, 2014
Quality Aluminum Products, Inc.
429 South Michigan Avenue
Hastings, MI 49058
MSHARP Award: February 13, 2008 Press Release
Recertification: June 23, 2011
Siemens Industry Incorporated
470 Paw Paw Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI

MSHARP Award: April 4, 2011
Recertification: July 23, 2014
Steel Industries, Inc. - PLANT 1
Forging, Ring Rolling, and Heat Treating
12600 Beech Daly Road
Redford Township, MI 48239-2455
MSHARP Award: November 1, 2005
Press Release
Recertification: August 2, 2007

Recertification: June 17, 2010
Recertification: June 3, 2014
Steel Industries Inc. - PLANT 2
Forging, Ring Rolling, and Heat Treating
12607 Beech Daly Road
Redford Township, MI 48239
MSHARP Award: August 16, 2007
Press Release
Recertification: September 1, 2010
Recertification: June 3, 2014
Steel Industries Inc. - PLANT 3
Heat Treating Complex

12600 Norborne
Redford Township, MI 48239
MSHARP Award: June 11, 2010
Recertification: June 9, 2014
Steel Industries Inc. - PLANT 4
Machine Shop
2
6555 Fullerton Street
Redford Township, MI 48239
MSHARP Award: September 7, 2007 Press Release
Recertification: March 18, 2010
Recertification: June 9, 2014
Transmatic Manufacturing Company Incorporated
300 East 48th Street
Holland, MI 49423

MSHARP Award: February 8, 2013 Press Release

 

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