Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

Defer OSHA Inspections and Add Your Name to the List of Maine SHARP Companies

SHARP Certified Employers

  • Artisan Boatworks
  • Bison Pumps
  • Cianbro Corporation – Rickers Wharf
  • Cianbro Equipment (Pittsfield)
  • Cianbro Fabrication Corporation (Pittsfield)
  • Cianbro Paint Shop (Pittsfield)
  • Classic Boat Shop (Bernard)
  • CM Almy, Inc.
  • Community Living Association (Green Center)
  • Community Living Association (Roger Randall)
  • Deering Lumber (Biddeford)
  • Deering Lumber (Springvale)
  • Deering Lumber, Inc. (Kennebunk)
  • Everett J. Prescott, Inc. (Bangor)
  • Everett J. Prescott, Inc. (Gardiner)
  • Everett J. Prescott, Inc. (Portland)
  • FASTCO Corp. (Lincoln)
  • Franciscan Home (Eagle Lake)
  • Fraser Timber (Ashland)
  • French & Webb Inc. (Belfast)
  • Hinckley Company (Trenton)
  • Hodgdon Shipbuilding (East Boothbay)
  • Howard Tool Company
  • HP Hood LLC (Portland)
  • Hunting Dearborn, Inc. (Fryeburg)
  • Johanson Boatworks (Rockland)
  • Kittery Point Yacht Yard (Kittery Point)
  • Limington Lumber Company (Baldwin)
  • Lonza Rockland ((Rockland)
  • Lovell Lumber (Lovell)
  • Lucas Tree Experts (Maintenance Facility) (Portland)
  • Lyman Morse Fabrication (Thomaston)
  • Maine Machine Products Company (South Paris)
  • Maine Woods Company (Portage)
  • Marden’s (Scarborough)
  • Marden's Inc. (Biddeford)
  • Marden's Inc. (Calais)
  • Marden's Inc. (Ellsworth)
  • Marden's Inc. (Madawaska)
  • Marden's Inc. (Sanford)
  • Marden's Inc. (Waterville)
  • Marden's Warehouse, (Waterville)
  • Marden's Warehouse, Inc. (Winslow)
  • Marden's, Inc. (Lincoln)
  • Market Square Health Care Center
  • Mathews Brothers (Belfast)
  • Mercy Home
  • Mid-State Machine Products (Waterville)
  • Mid-State Machine Products (Winslow)
  • Moose River Lumber Co., Inc. (Jackman)
  • Morris Yachts (Trenton)
  • Northern Aquatics (Eagle Lake)
  • OneSteel Recycle (Bangor)
  • ONESTEEL Recycling (Augusta)
  • Peavey Manufacturing (Eddington)
  • Pleasant River Lumber Company (Dover-Foxcroft)
  • Pleasant River Lumber Company (West Enfield)
  • Pleasant River Pine (Hancock)
  • Portage Wood Products LLC (Portage)
  • Reed & Reed – Metal Fab (Woolwich)
  • Reed & Reed (Turner/Greene Bridge)
  • Robbins Lumber (Searsmont)
  • S W Boatworks (Lamoine)
  • Sargent Corporation (Stillwater)
  • Somic America (Brewer)
  • Southridge Rehabilitation & Living (Biddeford)
  • Valley Distributors (Oakland)
  • Yachting Solutions (Rockland)
  • Yachting Solutions (Rockport)
Valley Distributors SHARP Award

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette presents Valley Distributors President Michael Runser with the SHARP safety award on June 12, 2013 at their facility in Oakland.

SafetyWorks!, along with OSHA, has a special program to recognize achievements in workplace safety and health by employers. The program is called SHARP, the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. SHARP is for small, private, high hazard workplaces with 250 employees or less.

What Do I Get from SHARP?

Once you have completed the requirements of SHARP, your facility will be removed from OSHA’s programmed inspection list. Some insurance carriers also recognize SHARP and may qualify your company for a premium reduction; check with your agent or carrier for more information.

You will also receive formal recognition from OSHA and the Maine Department of Labor. SHARP recognition is an excellent marketing tool and positive image-maker for your company and employees.

We are very pleased with our accomplishment in SHARP, and we encourage other businesses to participate in the program. SHARP is one way that we are putting into action our businesses' long term commitment to worker safety and continuous improvement.”

Ron Defoe, Lyman Morse

How do I qualify?

To apply for SHARP, your business must:

  1. Have a free, comprehensive and confidential safety and health consultation survey of your workplace by SafetyWorks! consultants;
  2. Correct all hazards identified within a reasonable time frame;
  3. Establish and maintain the basic elements of an effective health and safety management system:
    1. Management Leadership and Employee Participation in the development and operation of program policy, goals, objectives and activities.
    2. Worksite Analysis to identify hazards, review injuries and identify trends.
    3. Hazard Prevention and Control programs and procedures.
    4. Training in Safety and Health for employees, supervisors and managers;
  4. Commit in writing that you are willing to work with SafetyWorks! during a probationary challenge year to achieve SHARP success;
  5. Notify SafetyWorks! when major changes in processes or conditions occur that may result in new hazards;
  6. Request a second survey at the end of the probationary period to verify all SHARP requirements have been met; and
  7. Maintain your Lost Workday Injury/Illness Rate below the national average for industry.

Start Now!

Develop a self-sustaining health and safety management system and participate in SHARP. It's a win-win proposition. For more information, contact SafetyWorks! toll-free at 1-877-SAFE-345 (1-877-7233-345). (e-mail:

Download a SHARP brochure (PDF, 132kb)