SHARP - Safety and Health Achievement and Recognition Programs

SHARP ceremony

Participants of the SHARP Recognition Programs establish, implement and maintain exceptional workplace safety standards. Employee involvement in these programs reduces operating costs, while increasing quality and productivity. Other benefits include FREE professional safety and health mentoring, reduced OSH compliance inspections, lower workers’ compensation costs and well-deserved community recognition. To begin the SHARP application process, simply complete the consultation request form

What Is SHARP?

What Is SHARP?

  • SHARP (General Industry) is a program that recognizes small and mid-size employers who have developed and maintained effective safety and health programs.

  • SHARP (Public Sector) is a program that recognizes certain categories of public sector employers who have developed and maintained effective safety and health programs. Current categories include: school maintenance, public works, sheriff and police, public utilities, fire, EMS, and parks and recreation.

  • SHARP (Construction) is one of the most prestigious safety and health recognition programs for the construction industry in North Carolina. This program is designed for construction worksites with effective, comprehensive safety and health programs, making them leaders in employee protection. NCDOL and the Consultative Services Bureau continue to work with general contractors in North Carolina and have worked hard to reduce fatalities and costly injuries in the construction industry. For more information, review the SHARP Construction Program Package.

  • SHARP (Logging) is an outreach program for the logging operations associated with felling and moving trees and logs from a worksite. The Consultative Services Bureau and NCDOL’s intention is to build a strong foundation within the logging industry, while recognizing SHARP logging sites that are “a cut above the rest” in this very dangerous industry.

Benefits of SHARP Accreditation

Benefits of SHARP Accreditation

  • Employee involvement keeps costs down; quality and productivity up

  • FREE professional safety and health mentoring

  • Reduced OSH compliance inspections

  • Community recognition

  • Lower workers’ compensation costs

SHARP Participant Annual Review

SHARP Participant Annual Review

SHARP participants must submit the SHARP Annual Review Form each year.