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Workplace Safety Consultation -- MNSHARP

Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

MNSHARPThe Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP), started in 1996, recognizes companies whose managers and employees work together to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards, and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses. Incentives for participant companies include assistance from the department's Workplace Safety Consultation unit, public recognition for employers and employees, and exemption from Minnesota OSHA scheduled compliance inspection lists.

To achieve this status, each company worked together with DLI's Workplace Safety Consultation unit to develop and implement an effective written safety program. Key elements of this comprehensive program include:  management leadership and employee involvement; an allocation of resources to address safety issues; systems that identify and control workplace hazards; and a plan for employee safety training and education.

The companies have shown they understand the importance of continual enhancement of safety programs. The department's Workplace Safety Consultation unit will continue to assist these employers to ensure they stay on the safe track.

MNSHARP worksites

Approved MNSHARP worksites

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  1. Altimate Medical -- Morton

  2. Roberts Automatic Products -- Chanhassen

  3. Rochester Meat Company -- Rochester

  4. E.J. Ajax and Sons -- Fridley

  5. Phillippi Equipment Company -- Eagan

  6. Murphy Warehouse Company -- Minneapolis

  7. Lovegreen Industrial Services, Inc. -- Eagan

  8. Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company -- Albert Lea

  9. Malco Products -- Annandale

  10. Morrissey, Inc. -- Bloomington

  11. Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. -- Chaska

  12. Huisken Meat Company -- Sauk Rapids

  13. Anchor Block Company:  Zenith Products -- Maple Grove

  14. Scott Equipment Company -- New Prague

  15. Anchor Block Company -- Shakopee

  16. Timber Roots -- Wadena

  17. Riverwood Health Care Center -- Aitkin

  18. Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company -- Austin

  19. Worldwide Dispensers -- Lester Prairie

  20. Anderson and Dahlen, Inc. -- Ramsey

  21. Tapemark -- West St. Paul

  22. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Scanlon Pump Station -- Scanlon

  23. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Biosolids Storage Facility -- Carlton

  24. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Material Recovery Center -- Duluth

  25. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant -- Duluth

  26. Lakeside Foods, Inc. -- Plainview

  27. Gemini, Inc. -- Cannon Falls

  28. Pro-Build Millwork and Cabinetry -- Lakeville

  29. Akkerman Incorporated -- Brownsdale

  30. Silver King Refrigeration, Inc. -- Plymouth

  31. Johnson Memorial Health Services -- Dawson

  32. Central Boiler -- Greenbush

  33. Lou-Rich Assembly Plant -- Albert Lea

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