The AZ Division of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Department Presents Safety Recognitions

Phoenix-based U-Pull-&-Pay earns SHARP Designation

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health  Dec. 17, 2014

IMG_1482 (2)The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has awarded U-Pull-&-Pay, in Phoenix, with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of its exemplary safety and health management systems. The company joins 27 other companies in Arizona with this distinction.

“SHARP is a voluntary consultation program that awards business organizations for going above and beyond regulated safety and health standards,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager. “At ADOSH, we believe that an employer who provides a workplace with high safety standards deserves to be recognized.”

To qualify for the SHARP award, ADOSH evaluates the  business’s overall workplace safety and health efforts, including written programs, injury and illness rates and how integrated safety programs are with the day-to-day work environment. ADOSH conducts a full onsite workplace inspection including extensive employee interviews.

“Safety will always be the single most important element of who we are and what we do,” said Carlos Cueto, safety director at U-Pull-&-Pay. “It is in our nature to treat our employees as family and as a family we live by 4 simple values; Safety, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.”

U-Pull-&-Pay is a self-serve auto part recycler that holds more than 1,000 used cars and trucks for the retail public to bring their own tools to remove needed body panels, drive train components, or other auto accessories for purchase.

Currently, 27 Arizona companies have received the SHARP Award. They are: Abseilon USA, LLC; Alliance Beverage Distribution Company, LLC; Bard Peripheral Vascular; Big W Sales Corporation; Consolidated rebar; Harris/Arizona Rebar; Hill Brothers Chemical Co; Imsamet of Arizona; JM Eagle; Mesquite Power, LLC; National Gypsum Company; Sara Lee Bakery Group; Schnipke Southwest; Schumacher European, Ltd.; Scottsdale Eye Surgery Center; Sto Corp.; Sulphur Spring Valley Elective Cooperative, Inc.; Sun Valley Hand Surgery; Tube Service Company; Vecro Decking, Inc.; West Valley Fertility Center; Weyerhaeuser Building Materials; JM Eagle; Vantage West Credit Union; Mapei; Schumacher European; Forest Canyon Endoscopy & Surgery and Hill Brothers Chemical.

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments. For more information on ADOSH, Consultation Partnership Programs and the Industrial Commission of Arizona, please visit http://www.ica.state.az.us/ or call (602) 542-5795.

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