In a continued commitment to occupational health and safety, the Meridian, Idaho location of Nucor Harris Rebar, North America’s leading fabricator, installer and distributor of concrete reinforcing steel and related products, renewed Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation for the 11th year this August. They have recently innovated safety processes and developed and engineered safety devices to further protect their workplace.
The Idaho Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program (OSHCon), a program in the Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety at Boise State University, provides free onsite occupational health and safety consultation visits to companies in Idaho. The goal of these visits is to help companies understand and comply with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. Ultimately, OSHCon helps companies improve workplace safety and health, which protects employees, can boost productivity, and can reduce medical and insurance costs for employers.
In collaboration with OSHCon, companies that demonstrate exemplary achievements in occupational safety and health can receive SHARP designation and are exempt from OSHA inspections for one to two years. It can take a company years to achieve this status.