Amesbury Plant Earns SHARP Honors

January 11, 2012

Amesbury Hardware Products in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized as a SHARP work site by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

 The safety team at Amesbury Door Hardware's Sioux Falls plant.

SHARP, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, recognizes work sites that show an exemplary safety and health management program. Amesbury personnel at the Sioux Falls plant partnered with OSHA consultants from South Dakota State University over the past three years to achieve this goal, officials note.

“Everyone at Amesbury is striving to get this award,” says Scott Page, director of safety & health. “This award is an achievement of status that singles out Amesbury amongst its business peers as a model for worksite safety and health.”

Upon receiving SHARP designation, work sites are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections during the period of certification.  Instead, SDSU consultants performs thorough examinations of the plant and maintain records.

The Sioux Falls plant is the fourth Amesbury facility to achieve SHARP status. There are 16 such workplaces in the state of South Dakota, including  two Amesbury Hardware plants.