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As a federally recognized program, the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) provides recognition, rewards and ongoing support to small Hoosier employers that operate exemplary safety and health management systems. Certification in INSHARP is an achievement of status that will single employers out among business peers as a model worksite for occupational safety and health. A listing of current INSHARP and Pre-INSHARP sites is available by clicking here.

Employers that receive INSHARP certification will also receive exemption from programmed IOSHA compliance inspections for the period in which their certification is valid. However, employers are not granted exemption from inspections that are a result of an employee complaint, catastrophe or fatality.

Eligible for participation in INSHARP?

  • First, using your OSHA Injury and Illness Log, ensure your Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) and Total Recordable Case (TRC) Rates are below the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national average for your respective industry. Rates must be below the BLS national average for your industry for the last three complete calendar years.
  • Design and implement a safety and health management program that, at a minimum, addresses OSHA's 1989 Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.
  • Next, request a INSHARP Evaluation performed by INSafe. Your visit will involve a complete hazard identification survey, program review and assessment. 
  • Also, be sure to involve employees in the INSHARP consultation process.
  • Correct all hazards identified by the INSafe Safety and Health Consultants.
  • Agree to notify INSafe prior to making any changes in the working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace.

For Additional Information

An INSHARP brochure is available here. Additional information about INSHARP may be obtained by emailing INSHARP at insharp@dol.in.gov or phoning (317) 232-2688. 

INSHARP Photographs

Rise, Inc. - Angola

On April 2, 2014, RISE, Inc., of Angola, Indiana celebrated the achievement of INSHARP certification. RISE, Inc. is an employment training and rehabilitation center for adolescents and adults with intellectual and or physical disabilities. RISE offers a variety of services for adults and adolescents with disabilities including employment, development of life skills, community involvement, and much more. Learn more about RISE at http://www.riseangola.com/.

 

Draper, Inc. - Spiceland

The Draper, Inc. safety committee proudly displays their INSHARP certification on November 13, 2013 after their award ceremony. Draper, Inc. has been manufacturing products in Spiceland, Indiana since 1902. Their portfolio currently includes window shades and gym equipment. Draper was certified as INSHARP for 3 years.

Atlas Chem-Milling - Elkhart

Atlas Chem-Milling Employees proudly display their INSHARP banner. The facility acheved INSHARP certification on October, 31 2012. All Atlas Chem-Milling employees participated in a celebratory luncheon on February 20, 2013 

Fischers Pediatric Dentistry - Fishers

Fischers Pediatric Dentistry has become the first dental office in Indiana to achieve INSHARP certification. FPD was founded in 1996 and specializes in the comprehensive dental care of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special healthcare needs.

Pro Products, LLC - Fort Wayne

INSHARP consultant, Anthony Kuritz presents an INSHARP certification plaque to the employees of Pro Products, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The award ceremony was held the week of August 6, 2012, and all employees participated. 

 

Atlas Die, LLC - Elkhart

Employees of Elkhart, Indiana's Atlas Die, LLC celebrated the achievement of INSHARP certification. Atlas Die, LLC manufactures dies that are used in conjunction with a press to cut shapes from materials. Those Materials include rubber, leather and paper sheets. Their most common application is the boxes that may be found on grocery store shelves.

Summit Brands - Fort Wayne

INSafe Debbie Rauen and Health Consultant Tony Kuritz present an INSHARP certificate to the employees of Summit Brands. All company employees participated in the celebration which was held during the week of June 4, 2012.

ATI, Inc. - Mt. Vernon

INSafe Director Michelle Ellison, INSafe Safety Consultant Roy Pannell and INSafe Health Consultant Jay King Present an INSHARP certification award to the employees of ATI, Inc. Mayor John Tucker was also in attendance during the company's celebration. ATI, Inc. is the first company in MT. Vernon to ahieve INSHARP certification.

Ampacet Corporation - Terre Haute

Ampacet Corporation's Terre Haute Facility recently achieved INSHARP certification. The company celebrated the achievement by hosting an employee luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

American Licorice Company - LaPorte
LaPorte, Indiana's American Licorice Company celebrates the achievement of INSHARP certification on May 25, 2011. American Licorice Company is the first site in     LaPorte to become INSHARP certified.

 

Quadrant EPP - Fort Wayne
INSafe Safety Consultant Debra Rauen presents INSHARP certification to representatives of Quadrant EPP in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Quadrant EPP is currently the only Fort Wayne company with INSHARP certification.

        

Trane-Rushville An Ingersoll Rand Site - Rushville
Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe Sean Keefer, INSafe Health Consultant Jay King, INSafe Safety Consultant Johnny Trammell and INSHARP Coordinator Michelle Ellison present an INSHARP certification plaque to Mark Gabinet of Trane-Rushville, An Ingersoll Rand Site. Trane is the first company in Rushville to achieve INSHARP certification.   

 

Univertical Corporation - Angola
INSafe Safety Consultant Debbie Rauen and INSafe Health Consultant Doug Koogler present an INSHARP certification award to Univertical Corporation on November 4, 2009. Accepting the award on behalf of the company are Engineering Manager Rob Green and Human Resource Coordinator Dee Davis.  City of Angola Mayor Richard Hickman was also present during the company's celebration. Univertical Corporation is the first company in Angola to achieve INSHARP certification. 

 

 

Tell City Concrete & Supply - Tell City
INSafe Safety Consultant Roy Pannell presents an INSHARP certification award to Tell City Concrete & Supply on September 9, 2009. Accepting the award on behalf of the company are Gene Hurm and Ed Hagedorn. Tell City Concrete & Supply is the first company in Tell City, Indiana to achieve status in INSHARP.

 

Olon Industries - Washington
INSafe Safety Consultant Roy Pannell, INSafe Health Consultant Jay King and INSHARP Coordinator Michelle Ellison present an INSHARP certification plaque to Washington, Indiana's Olon Industries on August 19, 2009. Accepting the award behalf of Olon Industries is CEO Don Hambley, Operations Manager Frank Guratzsch as well as the company's safety committee. Ron Arnold, Executive Director of the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation was present for the company's certification as well.  

 

Emerson Industrial Automation - Monticello
Deputy Commissioner of INSafe Sean M. Keefer, INSafe Safety Consultant Doug Koogler, INSafe Health Consultant John Duncan and INSHARP Coordinator Michelle Ellison congratulated Emerson Industrial Automation on their occupational safety and health achievements and certification into INSHARP. The INSHARP celebration, held on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 was at the company's facility in Monticello and open to all employees.  

 

D.A., Inc. - Charlestown
Commissioner of Labor Lori A. Torres congratulated the safety committee members of  D.A, Inc. on their achievements and certification into INSHARP. A company-wide celebration was held on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the company's facility in Charlestown.

 

Futurex Industries, Inc. - Bloomingdale
Futurex Industries of Bloomingdale, Indiana was presented with an INSHARP Award for its commitment to advance the occupational safety and health of its workforce.  Futurex management and company safety committee members accepted the award on behalf of the company. The Parke County Commissioners were also present to help celebrate the company's achievement. The celebration was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the company's annual employee appreciation cookout.

 

Arc Opportunities, Inc. - Howe
Arc Opportunities of Howe, Indiana was presented with the INSHARP Award for its extraordinary achievements in employee safety and health. Jill Slater, Deb Seman and Dorothy Mast accepted the award on behalf of the organization.  The celebration was held on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the organization's workshop in Howe.

 

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Theme Park - Santa Claus
Santa Claus, Indiana's Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Theme Park was presented with the INSHARP Award for exemplary achievements in occupational safety and health. Pat Koch, Will Koch and Craig Koenig accepted the award on behalf of the theme park. The celebration was held on Thursday, April 9, 2009 on-site of the park's newest attraction and world's tallest water ride, Pilgrims Plunge!

 

Hitachi Cable Indiana, Inc. - New Albany
Employees of New Albany, Indiana's Hitachi Cable Indiana, Inc., proudly display the INSHARP certification plaques during the award celebration. Three of the company's plants were certified in the program. The celebration was held on Friday, March 20, 2009 in New Albany.

 

OFS Brands, Inc. - Huntingburg
INSafe Health Consultant, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present five INSHARP Awards to Huntingburg-based, OFS Brands, Inc., for the company's multi-site certification into the program. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held at the company's corporate headquarters in Huntingburg on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

 

American Colloid Company - Troy
INSafe Health Consultant, John Duncan presents an INSHARP Award to Troy, Indiana's American Colloid Company for the site's certification into the program. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held at the company's facility on February 17, 2009 in Troy.

 

Nachi Technology - Greenwood
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer and INSafe Health Consultant, John Duncan present an INSHARP Award to Nachi Technology. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was at the company's facility in Greenwood, Indiana on January 22, 2009.

 

Pro-Build/Carter-Lee Lumber - Indianapolis
INSHARP Manager, John Duncan presents an INSHARP Award to Pro-Build/Carter Lee Lumber for the site's certification into the program. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on December 8, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Cook Pharmica, LLC - Bloomington
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Manager, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Cook Pharmica, LLC. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on November 19, 2008 in Bloomington, Indiana.

 

City of Jasper - Jasper
Commissioner Lori A. Torres and INSHARP Manager, John Duncan present an INSHARP Recertification Award to the City of Jasper Personnel/Safety/Loss Director, Charlie Schneider.  The City of Jasper was initially certified in 2003 as the first member of the program. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on September 17, 2008 in Jasper, Indiana.

 

SIRS - Boonville
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean Keefer and INSHARP Manager, John Duncan present an INSHARP Award to Boonville, Indiana's Indiana-based Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. Accepting the award on behalf of the organization are CEO, Kelly Mitchell and Director of Sales and Operations, Ed Barker. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on September 16, 2008 in Boonville, Indiana.

 

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation - Sellersburg
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean Keefer and INSHARP Manager, John Duncan present an INSHARP Award to Sellersburg, Indiana's Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. Accepting the award on behalf of the company are Operations Manager, Anthony Ferrera, Human Resource Director, Jeff Reber, Safety Coordinator, Candy Caudill and Corporate Safety Director, Greg Morris. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on April 8, 2008 in Sellersburg, Indiana.

 

Cerro Wire, Inc. - Crothersville
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean Keefer and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Crothersville, Indiana's Cerro Wire, Inc. Accepting the award on behalf of the company are Plant Manager, Jared Argyle and Human Resource Manager, Pam Colwell. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on March 17, 2008 in Crothersville, Indiana.

 

First Chance Center - Paoli
Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean Keefer; INSHARP Manager, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Paoli, Indiana's First Chance Center. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on February 28, 2008 in Paoli, Indiana.

 

Carter-Lee Building Components - Mooresville
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Mooresville, Indiana's Carter-Lee Building Components. Accepting the award on behalf of the company are Pro-build North Safety Manager; Dan Frost, Regional Component Manager; Steve Stroder and Carter-Lee Building Component Safety Manager; Jerry Denny. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on January 9, 2008 at the facility's site in Mooresville.

 

Rauch, Inc. - New Albany
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety and Health Consultants, Roy Pannell and Jay King present an INSHARP Award to New Albany, Indiana-based Rauch, Inc. employees. Five Rauch, Inc. sites in New Albany were certified. The INSHARP Award Ceremony for all five sites was held December 12, 2007.

 

Gartland Foundry - Terre Haute
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Terre Haute, Indiana-based Gartland Foundry President, Bill Grimes and Personnel Manager, Larry Meddles and fellow safety committee employees. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held November 29, 2007.

 

SIRS - Ferdinand
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Ferdinand, Indiana-based Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. employees. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held October 9, 2007 in Ferdinand, Indiana.

 

Blue River Services - Corydon, Palmyra & Salem)
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Corydon, Indiana-based Blue River Services’ employees.  Three Blue River Services sites were certified during the ceremony (Corydon, Palmyra and Salem). The INSHARP Award Ceremony for all three sites was held October 9, 2007 in Corydon, Indiana.

 

BioConvergence, LLC - Bloomington
Commissioner Lori A. Torres, Deputy Commissioner of INSafe, Sean M. Keefer, INSHARP Coordinator, John Duncan and INSafe Safety Consultant, Roy Pannell present an INSHARP Award to Bloomington, Indiana-based BioConvergence LLC, Co-Founder, Alisa Wright and BioConvergence Pharmaceutical Research Scientist Alyson Norrick. BioConvergence LLC is the youngest company to receive the award in Indiana. The INSHARP Award Ceremony was held on September 24, 2007.