(PHOENIX – Feb. 22, 2016) – The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recertified MAPEI Corporation 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, MAPEI 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.
“MAPEI is just another great company with a progressive safety and health management system that encourages management and employee involvement that brings about measurable outcomes for safety,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “We are pleased to recertify the entire team at Mapei as the SHARP award shows that all employees incorporate safety into their jobs every day.”
“Employee safety is one of the key foundations of the MAPEI Corporation. I am proud that the Tempe location achieved re-certification as an ADOSH SHARP facility,” said Al Fornaro, unit manager for MAPEI Corporation in Tempe. “MAPEI’s commitment to safety, the environment and our partnership with ADOSH is an ever on-going process to ensure we remain a sustainable and responsible member of the Arizona community.”
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.