Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Onsite Consultation Program within the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division operates MSHARP. Onsite consultants will help employers identify the strengths and weaknesses of their occupational safety and health management system. Employers electing to pursue MSHARP must be committed to developing a safety and health management system that involves employees in significant ways.
Many people are familiar with another MIOSHA recognition program called the Michigan Voluntary Protection Programs (MVPP). Only the best-of-the-best can qualify for the MVPP Star award. The newly developed MSHARP guidelines are similar to MVPP, but the goals are more achievable for companies with moderately effective safety and health programs. This new program can be used as a bridge for companies to transform their effective safety and health programs into exemplary programs and may be viewed as a stepping-stone for entry into the MVPP.
MSHARP is a process designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an employer's occupational safety and health management system. The process starts with a request from the employer and completion of the application process. The application initiates a comprehensive consultation including an initial assessment, followed by a report with recommendations.
The process includes one or more action plan meetings between the employer and the onsite consultant to identify and begin implementation of objectives designed to meet the goal of achieving MSHARP certification. MIOSHA onsite consultants will continue to coach applicant companies as long as there is commitment to correcting hazards and improving the safety and health program.
When all requirements have been satisfied, the company will be issued an MSHARP Certificate of Achievement, as well as a 12-month exemption from MIOSHA programmed inspections. Other types of inspections, such as those based on formal employee complaints, imminent danger, referrals, fatality investigations, etc. are not preempted by participation in MSHARP.
MSHARP recognition is granted in 12-month increments. To continue in the program, employers must apply for renewal to the CET Onsite Consultation Program. Because the employer should be making progress toward self sufficiency, it is expected that the employer will take more of the responsibility for activities associated with their continued improvement and MIOSHA's involvement will be limited.
Arnold Center Incorporated
|Astech Alloy Steel Technologies Incorporated
5512 Scotch Road
Vassar, MI 48768
MSHARP Award: May 18, 2015
Recertification: November 29, 2017 Press Release
|Columbian Logistics Network - Kentwood Campus
5400 33rd Street,
3300 Kraft Avenue SE and
3366 Kraft Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI
MSHARP Award: May 2, 2013 Press Release
Recertification: August 2, 2018 Press Release
5400 N. Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48604
MSHARP Award: March 15, 2011 Press Release
Recertification: June 9, 2014
12400 Burt Road
Detroit, MI 48228
MSHARP Award: September 22, 2011
Recertification: May 27, 2015
Recertification: September 21, 2018
34100 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150
MSHARP Award: February 4, 2015
Recertification: June 2, 2017