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

(Phoenix, Ariz.) – The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has awarded CARF International with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of their exemplary safety and health management systems. They join 22 other companies in Arizona with this distinction.

“At ADOSH we believe that an employer’s safety programs are an essential part of a successful business,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “SHARP is a consultation program that awards ‘small business’ for going above and beyond ADOSH standards.”

To qualify for the SHARP award, ADOSH evaluates an employer’s 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 workplace inspection including extensive employee interviews.

CARF International was recognized with a plaque to display the commitment they have displayed towards safety in the workplace. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of health and human service providers through accreditation..

Currently, 23 Arizona companies have received the SHARP Award. They are: Abseilon USA, LLC; Alliance Beverage Distribution Company, LLC; Bard Peripheral Vascular; Big W Sales Corporation; Consolidated rebar; Harris/Arizona Rebar; Hill Brothers Chemical Co; Imsamet of Arizona; JM Eagle; Mesquite Power, LLC; National Gypsum Company; Sara Lee Bakery Group; Schnipke Southwest; Schumacher European, Ltd.; Scottsdale Eye Surgery Center; Sto Corp.; Sulphur Spring Valley Elective Cooperative, Inc.; Sun Valley Hand Surgery; Tube Service Company; Vecro Decking, Inc.; West Valley Fertility Center; Weyerhaeuser Building Materials; and JM Eagle.


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 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; opioid treatment programs; and vision rehabilitation services. The CARF International family of organizations accredits more than 50,000 programs at more than 21,000 locations around the world. More than eight million persons of all ages are served annually by CARF-accredited providers on five continents. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF International website at

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at Oct 30, 2014

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