Missouri News: Department of Labor Bestows Ozark Stave, Inc. with Prestigious SHARP Award

Pierce City, MO (STL.News) – The Missouri Department of Labor’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program announced Ozark Stave Inc. as the newest member of the state’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

“The SHARP program is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety for our workers at Missouri businesses,” said Anna Hui, Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.  “We congratulate the team at Ozark Stave’s Pierce City location for achieving their workplace safety goals and joining an elite group of Missouri businesses.”

Ozark Stave Inc. was honored for its achievement during a ceremony February 26, at its place of business, located at 30979 Highway 60, Pierce City, MO 65723.  Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Missouri Department of Labor attended the event to present Ozark Stave Inc. a certificate of recognition, a SHARP flag and a proclamation issued by Governor Michael L. Parson.

Free On-Site Safety and Health Consultations are provided to businesses at their request.  Businesses that participate in the Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program may be eligible to become a SHARP member.  SHARP members have lower workers’ compensation insurance premiums and are exempt from Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections for a period of time.

In federal fiscal year 2018, the safety program corrected conditions at participating businesses that could have resulted in more than $12 million in OSHA fines.  In addition, 3,701 workplace hazards were remedied.  For more information about SHARP or to request a free safety and health consultation, visit safeatwork.mo.gov or call (573) 522-SAFE.