The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Department Presents CARF International with SHARP Designation

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(PHOENIX – Dec. 8, 2015) – On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presented CARF International with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of its exemplary safety and health management systems. The company joins 29 other companies in the state of Arizona with this distinction.

“CARF International has done many things to go above and beyond in providing a safe workplace for its employees and to make sure only the highest of safety standards are being implemented,” said Atencio. “This recognition is more than well deserved, and ADOSH is pleased to congratulate the team on this great achievement.”

ADOSH held a SHARP ceremony, where CARF International was recognized for its commitment to safety and health in honor of this designation. During the ceremony, Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager at ADOSH spoke on the significance of a SHARP achievement and its importance to the State of Arizona.

“CARF takes great pride in meeting the stringent health and safety standards necessary to achieve SHARP designation. This type of commitment is what we require of the organizations that we accredit, and we are thrilled to continue to lead by example,” said Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., president/CEO of CARF International. “To achieve this level of quality, buy-in from all levels of our organization was, and continues to be crucial. CARF as a whole is committed to this ongoing process.”

To qualify for the SHARP award, ADOSH evaluates the business’ overall workplace safety and health efforts, including written programs, injury and illness rates and how integrated safety programs are with the day-to-day work environment. ADOSH conducts a full onsite workplace inspection including extensive employee interviews.

About ADOSH

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments. For more information on ADOSH, Consultation Partnership Programs and the Industrial Commission of Arizona, please visit http://www.ica.state.az.us/ or call (602) 542-5795.

About CARF International

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human service providers in the areas of aging services; behavioral health; child and youth services; durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; employment and community services; medical rehabilitation; and opioid treatment programs. The CARF International group of organizations includes CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF Europe and accredits more than 50,000 programs on four continents. More than eight million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers.

For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF International website at www.carf.org. CARF International headquarters is located at 6951 East Southpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756-9407, toll free (888) 281 6531. CARF also has offices in Washington, D.C.; Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; and London, U.K.

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