SPARKS – The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recently recognized the Sparks-based manufacturer, Haws Corporation, for their successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Haws Corporation worked with SCATS for two years to earn this award for excellence in workplace health and safety.
“As a company who has manufactured emergency response equipment for more than 60 years, safety is an essential part of our business,” said Melanie Mayer, Safety Supervisor /ISO Coordinator at Haws Corporation. “This attitude is reflected not only in the products we sell, but also in how we operate day-to-day and in our company culture. For us, safety is much more than a policy book; it’s a core value, which we apply to all aspects of our business. We recognize that the health and safety of our employees is integral to our success, and receiving the SHARP award demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a comprehensive and proactive safety program. This is a significant achievement for our team,”
Haws Corporation joins an elite group of businesses that have successfully entered the SHARP program by maintaining exemplary safety and health protocol. Participation in the no-cost program is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve safety and health programs at their worksite(s). By taking these proactive measures, businesses can reduce accident costs and ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations.
“We are thrilled that Haws Corporation has earned its first SHARP award,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “The company’s commitment to workplace safety is commendable, and this new SHARP status shows a true dedication to keeping their employees safe and healthy at work.”
SCATS consultants provide employers with confidential hazard identification, program development, program implementation assistance, and training. Employers who implement effective safety and health programs and have a days away restricted transfer (DART) rate below the national average for their industry group may be recognized by SCATS. Successful SHARP participants receive a two-year exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.
Businesses interested in the SHARP program can contact SCATS at 775-824-4630. For more information on SCATS, or for a schedule of training courses offered by SCATS free of charge, businesses can call 1-877-4SAFENV or visit www.4safenv.state.nv.us.
About Haws Corporation
For more than 100 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing
hydration products as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore, China, India, and Brazil. For more information on Haws, visit www.Hawsco.com.
About Nevada’s Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS)
The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS), part of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations, provides free and confidential consultation and safety services to assist businesses in Nevada to be incompliance with OSHA standards. SCATS’ top priority is to help Nevada businesses keep their employees safe and offers on-site consultation services designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their workplaces, improve their safety and health programs, and assist in training employees. SCATS also offers Workplace Safety and Health Training classes in Northern and Southern Nevada. Bilingual services are also available. For more information visit: http://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/