Boatyard wins safety award

LAMOINE — SW Boatworks has won recognition as one of the safest worksites in Maine.

Steven Greeley, SafetyWorks program manager and Jane Garland, SafetyWorks health consultant for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recently visited the Lamoine boatbuilder to present it with an award for being named just the 57th SHARP site in Maine.

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes employers who operate in exemplary safety and health management system. Acceptance into SHARP acknowledges the business as a model for worksite safety and health. Receiving SHARP recognition exempts SW Boatworks from OSHA programmed inspections for two years.

To participate in SHARP, SW had to ask OSHA to conduct a complete safety and health hazard identification survey, correct all hazards identified by the inspectors, implement and maintain a safety and health management system and injury and illness rates below the national average for the boatbuilding industry.

SW Boatworks is one of the 57 locations in the state of Maine to receive this award. There are fewer than 1,800 SHARP sites nationally.

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