Western Aircraft receives second Sharp award

 - January 3, 2008, 5:43 AM

For the second year in a row, Western Aircraft’s facility in Boise, Idaho, has been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and was awarded the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (Sharp) for its stellar safety and training program.

Through the Sharp program, OSHA recognizes smaller employers who operate exemplary safety and health management systems. It is one of the highest awards OSHA can give to a small company. Only eight companies in Idaho have earned this prestigious merit. This award allows Western Aircraft to forego the regularly scheduled inspections that OSHA performs.

In addition to its exemplary safety and health management system, Western Aircraft has an injury and illness case rate that is well below the industry average. Terry Hess, the director of safety and training, meets with OSHA consultants monthly to ensure that Western Aircraft complies with pertinent standards and searches for ways to improve existing programs.