WPT Power receives safety, health award from OSHA

By |  September 13, 2017

WPT Power Corp. received the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

According to DOL, OSHA recognizes small business employers who implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at its work sites. Only 43 companies out of approximately 400,000 small businesses in Texas have received the award, WPT Power adds.

“I am proud of all our employees who earned this recognition and for all of their efforts to achieve OSHA SHARP status,” says Lane Brock, president at WPT Power. “This is an important distinction for WPT. Workplace safety is very important in today’s competitive environment.”

According to WPT Power, to qualify for the SHARP Award, companies must undergo a comprehensive audit, correct all hazards identified during an onsite health and safety consultation, show they have effective safety and health programs are in place and maintain injury rates below the industry average for the last year of completed data. The award also grants exemption from routing OSHA inspections that can be renewed each year.

“Accomplishing this recognition and the work that goes into having a safe, efficient workplace has numerous benefits,” says Greg Patterson, general manager at WPT Power. “It protects workers and boosts morale, as well as reduces costs on lower worker compensation insurance premiums, improves worker retention and reduces the time employees are away from work.”

Founded in 1992, WPT Power manufactures industrial clutches, brakes, power take-offs, hydraulic pump drives and winch products.

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