BILLINGS, MT - The Montana Department of Labor & Industry
recognized Yellowstone Electric Company with the Safety & Health
Achievement Recognition (SHARP) Status for their ongoing commitment to
workplace safety and health management.
Yellowstone Electric Company is the first Montana Company to receive
SHARP status since 2009, when it was awarded to Simms Fishing in
Through a multi-year private and public collaboration, Yellowstone
Electric Company and the Safety and Health Bureau of the Montana
Department of Labor & Industry identified on-site and corrected
hazards through an intensive consultation process. Once the
consultation was completed, the company agreed to implement and maintain
an injury and prevention program to address Safety and Health Program
Management Guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health
"It has been a pleasure working with the State of Montana as we
continue to improve our safety program that has allowed us to achieve
the goal of SHARP status," said Yellowstone Electric Company President,
Bruce Hill. "If we can do it, certainly any company dedicated to safety
can also achieve the SHARP status."
“This is a great day for workplace safety in Montana,” said
Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy. “Through this private-public
collaboration, Yellowstone Electric Company took the steps necessary to
improve their working environment for their employees. The Department
is excited to present this honor and showcase their commitment to making
sure their workforce goes home safely to their families each night
after their shift ends.”
In order to be eligible for SHARP Recognition, companies must have less
than 250 employees on-site and less than 500 employees’ corporate-wide.
Companies that receive the award are exempted from OSHA programmed
inspections for up to two-years and subsequent renewal for three-years.