SFi Selected as a New Participant in the USDOL Sharp Program

OHSA program recognizes initiatives to achieve outstanding employee health and workplace safety

Canandaigua, NY USA: On November 21, 2016, Select Fabricators, Inc. was accepted as a participant in the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) 21(d) Sharp program. SFi worked in partnership with New York On-Site Consultation Program to meet the requirements of this OSHA, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, initiative to promote workplace health and safety. Establishing and maintaining internal culture of health and safety including procedures and education resulted in the removal of SFi from OSHA’s Programmed Inspection Schedule for two years.

To achieve Sharp program participation, a company must meet the requirements of the Consultation Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. Select Fabricators worked with the New York On-Site Consultation Program, (https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_ONSITE_CONSULTATION.shtm), a no charge service of the New York Department of Labor. They worked with Select Fabricators and its employees to achieve an effective safety and health program.

An effective safety and health program consists of four parts:

• Provide Protection to workers from all workplace safety and health hazards by working with OSHA to identify and implement best practices as well as an innovative protection program

• Create a Culture by creating a working environment free of safety and health hazards thus boosting employee morale and improving workplace communications and hopefully spreading these practices to the community they live in.

• Build a Reputation using OSHA recognition to becoming a leader in their industry for safe and healthy workplaces which will attract skilled workers and business.

• Save money by lowering the cost worker’s compensation, employee turnover and sick days.

Participation in the Sharp program, in addition to being granted an exemption from OSHA programmed inspections for up to 2 years may be renewed for up to 3 years. “We fully intend to continue health and safety awareness at SFi to maintain our participation in Sharp” said Gary Winch, Chief Executive Officer, “Our commitment to our employees to maintain a safe and cost-effective workplace will be our guide over the next five years.”

Corporate Information

Founded in 2000 with industrial sewing, heat sealing, ultrasonic welding, pad printing and cleanroom operations capabilities, SELECT delivers a wide array of solutions to the aerospace, forensics, homeland security, law enforcement, industrial, medical, military and wireless communications industries.

Select Fabricators, Inc. excels in development of RF / EMI solutions including shielded enclosures, pouches and curtains, as well as the procurement of state-of-the-art materials, research, design, manufacturing, fulfillment and production to stringent quality standards with complete project management.

Select Fabricators, Inc., a privately owned company, conveniently located in Canandaigua, NY USA near major transportation routes including the NYS Thruway. SELECT’s main facility consists of over 19,000 square feet of flexible manufacturing, warehouse and office space with onsite independently certified ISO Class 7 (class 10,000 cleanroom) and ISO class 5 (class 100 cleanroom) isolated area.

For more information on the Sharp program visit:

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/sharp_faq.html

Success stories of US small business participating in the Sharp program:

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/successes.html

Editorial Contact:

Donna Hickling

Phone: 585 393-0650 ext. 107

Fax: (585) 393-1378

Email: dhickling@select-fabricators.com

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