NMS-Juneau Pioneer Home renewed for SHARP

Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer approved NMS for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program renewal as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs at the Juneau Pioneer Home.

Anchorage-based NMS provides services for the Juneau Pioneer Home, a state-run senior center, and other pioneer homes around the state.

SHARP, as the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program is often known, is a federal recognition program administered by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section within the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Participating employers are excused from programmed AKOSH enforcement inspections during the recognition period. However, employee complaints, accident investigations or other significant incidents will result in enforcement action.

Companies that partner with AKOSH and achieve SHARP status are likely to experience fewer workplace accidents and reduced workers’ compensation insurance costs, according to the DLWD.

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