Yellowstone Electric Company Receives Prestigious SHARP Status for its Safety Record

BILLINGS, MT - The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) recognized Yellowstone Electric Company with the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) Status for their ongoing commitment to workplace safety and health management.
Yellowstone Electric Company is the first Montana Company to receive SHARP status since 2009, when it was awarded to Simms Fishing in Bozeman.
Through a multi-year private and public collaboration, Yellowstone Electric Company and the Safety and Health Bureau of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry identified on-site and corrected hazards through an intensive consultation process.  Once the consultation was completed, the company agreed to implement and maintain an injury and prevention program to address Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

"It has been a pleasure working with the State of Montana as we continue to improve our safety program that has allowed us to achieve the goal of SHARP status," said Yellowstone Electric Company President, Bruce Hill. "If we can do it, certainly any company dedicated to safety can also achieve the SHARP status."

“This is a great day for workplace safety in Montana,” said Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy. “Through this private-public collaboration, Yellowstone Electric Company took the steps necessary to improve their working environment for their employees. The Department is excited to present this honor and showcase their commitment to making sure their workforce goes home safely to their families each night after their shift ends.”

In order to be eligible for SHARP Recognition, companies must have less than 250 employees on-site and less than 500 employees’ corporate-wide. Companies that receive the award are exempted from OSHA programmed inspections for up to two-years and subsequent renewal for three-years.
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