(PHOENIX – Feb. 24, 2016) – On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recertified Archer Western Construction with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of its continued exemplary safety and health management systems. The company joins 29 other companies in the state of Arizona with this distinction.
During the SHARP ceremony, Archer Western Construction was recognized for its commitment to safety and health in honor of this designation. During the ceremony, Babak Emami, consultation and training supervisor at ADOSH, spoke on the significance of a SHARP achievement.
“Archer Western Construction is doing a great job at showing its commitment to safety,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “We are happy to recognize Archer Western Construction with the SHARP award as all of their employees go over and beyond in incorporating safety into their work.”
“Archer Western is proud to be accepted into the SHARP program. We strive to provide the safest workplace possible for our employees,” said Gary Campbell, CSP, CHST, regional safety manager for Archer Western Construction. “By being part of the ADOSH SHARP program we want this to be another way of showing we are serious about safety on the job.”
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.
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.