PITTSFIELD, Maine – After a 12 month screening process, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the SafetyWorks Program of the Maine Department of Labor have awarded SHARP recognition to Cianbro's Fabrication Facility in Pittsfield. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is the highest honor that OSHA awards to small worksites across the nation. The recognition acknowledges Cianbro's ongoing emphasis on workplace safety and health, and the special commitment attained by the 85 structural fabricators and support staff at Cianbro Fabrication Corporation. Those team members have logged more than a million work hours since their last lost time injury in 2002. With the SHARP recognition, the federal and state governments congratulate the fabrication team for putting safety first, looking out for one another, being active in Cianbro's safety processes, and for their commitment to ongoing training.
OSHA Regional Administrator Marthe Kent says, "SHARP is designed to provide incentives and support to smaller business owners to develop, implement and constantly improve effective safety and health programs at their worksites. SHARP participation initially grants the business owner up to a two-year exemption from an OSHA scheduled inspection if their worksite continues to protect the safety and health of its workers and, after this exemption period is over, the employer may be awarded a renewal of up to a two-year exemption."
Cianbro Fabrication and Coating Corporation is the fabrication and coating subsidiary of the Cianbro Companies, specializing in fabrication and coatings services for clients throughout North America. As an experienced steel fabricator, joint venture partner, and subcontractor, the team has sought innovative solutions for their customers over the past 40 years.
On Monday, December 15th, Cianbro will host a luncheon ceremony with appearances by Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman, Bureau of Labor Standards Director Dave Wacker, Cianbro Vice President Alan Burton, and General Manager Jack Klimp from Cianbro's Fabrication Facility. The luncheon begins at 12 noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dobson Street in Pittsfield.