Recently ECR's Dunkirk facility was awarded a Safety and Health recognition Program (SHARP) Certification from the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL). SHARP, a program under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognizes employers and their employees that exceed OSHA's standards and implement exemplary safety and health management systems. The certification process in Dunkirk involved a plant-wide audit of the facility, an evaluation of safety programs and required record keeping, observed work practices, personal interviews with our employees, and an industrial hygienist audit.
With this SHARP certification, Dunkirk becomes only the 72nd facility in New York State, and only the sixth facility in Chautauqua County to have earned this achievement.
"This certification would not have been possible without our Dunkirk employees' sustained commitment toward a safe and healthy work environment. Credit also goes to all employees who have aggressively worked to make ECR's overall environmental health and safety program what it is today," Pat Morocco, VP of Operations said.
OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino
The employees of ECR gathered recently for the presentation of the plant’s SHARP certification from the Department of Labor. Absent from photo was Larry Chaffee, union president.
ECR International manufactures boilers, furnaces, air conditioning and controls under these fine brands; Argo, Dunkirk, EMI, Olsen, Pennco, RetroAire and Utica. The company operates manufacturing facilities in both Dunkirk and Utica.