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November 5, 2005 7:00 AM CST

JCB Earns Prestigious OSHA Sharp Award


JCB, the fifth largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world, has earned membership in the prestigious Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). JCB is one of only five companies in the state of Georgia to be SHARP certified for 2005.

"JCB has demonstrated an exemplary safety and health management system at its Savannah facility," says John J. Deifer, OSHA area director in Savannah, Ga. "It is clear that the safety of its work site and the health of its workers have been top priorities at every level, from employees to management. JCB is setting a great example for others to follow."

SHARP was created by OSHA to provide incentives and support to those employers that implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at their worksites. SHARP was designed to help reduce overall workplace injuries and illnesses by encouraging employers to correct safety hazards; to develop, implement and improve effective safety and health programs; and to become more self-motivated and self-regulating in the management of occupational safety and health. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, worksites are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections for one year.

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