DLLR APPLAUDS HARFORD
COUNTY COMPANY RECOGNIZED FOR SAFETY PROGRAM
Energy Recovery Operations, Inc. was acknowledged
for its efforts Thursday, November 29, 2007, when Commissioner
of Labor and Industry Ron DeJuliis presented the SHARP award to
the company’s General Manager Jeffrey Poulton.
“A commitment to safety not only insures a safe work site
but encourages those that come in contact with them to also take
on the challenge of a safe and healthy work site,” said
Commissioner DeJuliis. “A commitment by both management
and workers to safety sets a standard that everyone can be proud
SHARP stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
and is an achievement recognition program of the OSHA consultation
services which recognizes small employers who operate, at a particular
worksite, an exemplary program that results in the immediate and
long-term prevention of job related injuries and illnesses. SHARP
sites have injury and illness rates below (better than) the industry
average. Maryland’s SHARP assistance and evaluation process
is handled by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
SHARP site candidates undergo a safety and health hazard evaluation
by MOSH consultants, correct identified hazards, and implement
an effective safety and health management system.
Elements of an effective safety and health management system
- Management leadership and employee participation
- Workplace analysis
- Hazard prevention and control
- Safety and health training
Energy Recovery Operations, Inc. operates the Harford County
Resource Recovery Facility on behalf of the Northeast Maryland
Waste Disposal Authority and Harford County, Maryland.
RECORD NUMBER OF APPRENTICES REGISTERED IN MARYLAND
Secretary Perez announced that for the first time in Maryland’s
history the number of registered apprentices in State programs
The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program is housed under
the Division of Labor and Industry. As of November 1, 2007, Maryland
had a total of 10,191 registered apprentices. Of these registrations:
4,005 are minorities, 502 are women and 837 are US Service Veterans.
Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Industry J. Ronald DeJuliis
attributed the increase in registrations to a corresponding increase
in construction activity in the State. “The increase reflects
growth in the construction sector, which encompasses 82.3% of
the 227apprenticable occupations in Maryland.”
“The Program’s goal is to increase the number of
sponsors and apprentices statewide to promote safety, accommodate
growth and provide career opportunities for the citizens of Maryland,”
said Director of Apprenticeship and Training Roger M. Lash Jr.
The Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council is the governing
authority of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program.
The council is made up of employee representatives, management
representatives and representatives of the public appointed by
the Governor. MATC Chairman William L.Taylor said he was pleased
that the milestone had been reached, and added that the council
was dedicated to the growth and maintenance of Apprenticeship
Programs in the State.