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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: April 16, 2009
CONTACT: Steve Beyer, 603 271-8590

DES Recognizes Kendal at Hanover for its Safety and Health Programs

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services today presented  Kendal at Hanover, a continuing care retirement community, with a renewal of a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. The award is presented for implementing exceptional workplace safety and health programs and maintaining low employee injury and illness rates.

Kendal at Hanover first received this award in 2004 and has continued to meet the requirements. The commitment to safety and health shown by management and employees at this facility makes Kendal at Hanover eligible for a three-year exemption from routine OSHA compliance inspections. During this time, DES staff will be in contact with the employer to ensure their program continues to be effective and injury/illness rates remain low.

SHARP is a program of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that exempts employers with outstanding programs and low injury/illness rates from random compliance inspections. New Hampshire businesses can become eligible for the SHARP award by requesting an assessment of their safety and health program and undergoing a workplace inspection conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Service of the Planning, Prevention and Assistance Unit at DES.

Employers wishing to learn more about this service, or the SHARP award, should call 271-8590.

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