Inc. Receives SHARP Award
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced
that Milltech Inc., a millwork producer and in Aurora, Colo., has
received OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
(SHARP) award. The company, which also installs designer glass inserts
in exterior door units, sidelights, and transom entry units for
customers, now joins the 29 companies in Colorado and approximately
800 companies in the United States that have achieved SHARP.
Milltech specializes in the manufacture and installation of all
millwork products. Currently, the company employs 15 field workers
and approximately 60 workers in manufacturing.
the direction and guidance of Frank Rolfes, general management team
and Renaldo Zeigler, safety coordinator, Milltech has implemented
proactive measures in an effort to reduce injuries and illnesses.
These measures include an active safety committee, daily stretching
exercises, random drug testing and an open door policy for employees
to discuss new safety topics each month or as necessary. Milltech
has installed red florescent lights in the ceiling to indicate where
each fire extinguisher is located and installed an intrinsically
safe dust collection system.
According to Greg Gress, safety consultant with OSHA's Consultation
Program at Colorado State University, Milltech is well on their
way of sustaining an exemplary safety culture.
Additionally, Milltech has successfully participated in a comprehensive
safety and health onsite consultation survey conducted by the Consultation
Program at Colorado State University and no hazards were identified.
Due to these efforts, the Colorado Consultation Program nominated
Milltech Inc. for SHARP recognition.
For this accomplishment and recognition, Milltech will be removed
from OSHA's Programmed Inspection list from May 2006 through May
2007. This exemption recognizes that an effective safety and health
program is in place and that their occupational injuries and illnesses
are below the national levels.
MillTech Inc is the only production millwork and door company in
the state of Colorado to receive the SHARP designation, Gress said.
Milltech employees were presented with the SHARP award in a presentation
on July 7, 2006.