After you satisfy all SHARP requirements, the KYOSH Safety and Health consultants can recommend your worksite for final SHARP approval and certification. The first time that KYOSH formally recognizes your worksite as a SHARP site, you will be granted a two-year exemption from programmed inspections. After two years in the SHARP program, you may request another two-year exemption. After that, renewals may be granted for up to three-year periods provided that you:
apply for renewal during the last 180 days of the exemption period.
allow an additional comprehensive consultation to ensure that your exemplary safety and health management system has been effectively maintained or improved, continue to meet all eligibility criteria and program requirements.
maintain injury rates below the national average for your industry.
If requesting a multi-year renewal, you must also agree to conduct an interim-year self-evaluation and submit a written report to the KYOSH program manager that is based on your past progress, past problems and future goals that will ensure improvement.
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