Friday, January 27, 2017 (Las Vegas) – Cashman Equipment’s corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada has been officially recognized by the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations for its successful completion of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Cashman Equipment’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified facility joins the company’s Elko and Winnemucca locations in achieving this important safety designation.
“Cashman has been on a safety journey to zero incidents, injuries, etc. for a number of years now,” said
Mike Pack, Cashman Equipment president and COO in the presentation during the company’s annual
managers meeting, which focused on safety. “Our goal is to have all of our locations become SHARP
certified. This makes number three, after Winnemucca and Elko in November, so we are just going to
keep moving forward on this path towards getting all our locations designated as officially self-governing
in regards to safety.”
With less than 50 SHARP-designated businesses in Nevada, SHARP is an exclusive group of
companies that have committed to implementing and maintaining exemplary safety and health programs.
The no-cost SHARP program assists businesses in reducing accidents on site and remaining compliant
with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations through internal safety audits
and industrial hygiene testing, as well as changes to a company’s internal culture to become better
suited to internal governance of its safety and health programs. Successful SHARP participants receive a
two-year exemption from OSHA’s general schedule inspections.
“It’s a very small, elite group of employers who can say they are SHARP certified. It takes upper
management commitment and buy in,” said Todd Schultz, Chief Administrative Officer for SCATS. “You
also have to have employee buy in. You have to really see commitment from all levels in order for the
SHARP program to work, so this is a very big deal, a great accomplishment for Cashman Equipment.”
SCATS consultants provide employers like Cashman Equipment with no-cost hazard identification,
program development, and program implementation assistance. Employers who are able to implement
effective safety and health programs and have a Days Away, Restricted, or Transfer (DART) rate below
the national average for their industry group are recognized by SCATS.
“Our employees’ safety, health, and well-being are of the utmost importance to us as a company and to
me personally,” said MaryKaye Cashman, chairman and CEO of Cashman Equipment and a former
registered nurse. “As we have said before, there is absolutely nothing more valuable than sending our
people home safely, every day. We are very pleased to receive this SHARP award recognizing
everyone’s dedication to safety.”
Cashman Equipment is also in the process of applying for its SHARP certification for its Reno location.
Cashman Equipment Company… Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest rated Caterpillar equipment dealers in North America. A full service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to construction, paving, mining, truck engine, pipeline, and power system industries throughout Nevada and parts of California. With LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, Cashman is one of the largest privately-owned employers in the state. For more information, visit www.cashmanequipment.com.