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Mat-Su Health Services Recognized for Workplace Safety

JUNEAU, Alaska—Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer approved Mat-Su Health Services, Inc. for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs.

“Mat-Su Health is gratified to be recognized for our long-standing commitment toward creating and maintaining a safe environment for our staff,” Chief Executive Officer Kevin Munson said.

SHARP is a federal recognition program, administered by the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section in the department’s Labor Standards and Safety Division. Participating employers are excused from programmed AKOSH enforcement inspections during the recognition period. However, employee complaints, accident investigations or other significant incidents will result in enforcement action.

Companies that partner with AKOSH and achieve SHARP status are likely to experience fewer workplace accidents and reduced workers’ compensation insurance costs. For more information on SHARP or to see a list of current participants, go online Labor.Alaska.Gov/lss/OSH-SHARP.htm.

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