SHARP Partnership Program
California's SHARP is designed to meet the Federal OSHA requirements for a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Cal/SHARP, is site specific and is offered to all high-hazard employers with either fixed- or mobile-worksites. Applicants that meet the requirements of Cal/SHARP receive recognition and may receive an exemption from programmed inspections by Cal/OSHA Enforcement. Cal/SHARP employer worksites are recognized as worksites expected to have a significantly lower risk for serious accidents than other employer's worksites within the same industry. In turn, this allows Cal/OSHA to focus its programmed inspection efforts on other worksites.
Cal/SHARP applicants must be able to demonstrate active management commitment and employee involvement in their safety and health management system, as well as their ability to meet applicable dual- and multi-employer responsibilities. The company must also demonstrate that their safety and health management systems are effective in preventing and reducing accidents at the worksite.
Cal/SHARP application and approval process is managed through the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service's on-site visit process. When achieved, Cal/SHARP status will be granted to the worksite for a period of up to twenty-four (24) months. Employers with overall responsibility for worker safety and health at a site may also be granted a site exemption from Cal/OSHA Enforcement programmed inspections during that time period. Twenty-four (24) month renewals are available.
Resources on Cal/SHARP including the policy and procedures and employer packet:
Cal/SHARP Policy and Procedures, D-62 – with Appendix A and Appendix B