This recognition is a testament to its commitment to the safety and environmental health of its employees. "We are extremely proud of our employees and our safety record," said Al Fornaro, Unit Manager for Mapei's Arizona operation. "When we were notified of our certification by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Director Bill Warren gave us some startling facts that emphasized the significance of our accomplishment. He said there are 158,000 employers in Arizona, but only 26, including Mapei, have achieved certification by the SHARP program."
Mapei's Arizona facility joins the company's Fort Lauderdale, FL, plant, which achieved SHARP certification in 2010.
One of the most important results of gaining SHARP recognition is creating a culture of safety. The benefits of receiving SHARP status, as stated in the OSHA program, include creating a better work environment, boosting worker morale, improving communication among workers and management, and encouraging safety in the community.