TCG Recognized for Exemplary Safety

Technology Conservation Group Recognized for Exemplary Safety by OSHA, USF SafetyFlorida

The Lecanto electronics recycler received OSHA’s SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award, which is given to private sector, small businesses with exemplary safety and health management programs.  This is the company’s second SHARP renewal.  It is one of 55 SHARP-certified companies in Florida.

Hamilton Rice, President of TCG stated that “we are extremely honored to have successfully achieved our second SHARP renewal. I would strongly recommend participation in the SHARP program to other businesses because the process really helped us to strengthen our internal Health & Safety program, and it is great to receive recognition for our continued effort. To learn more about Technology Conservation Group, visit

Charlene Sitterly, program director of USF SafetyFlorida, says that earning a SHARP award is a badge of honor. “Businesses dedicated to workplace safety and health that earn this award work tremendously hard every day to keep their people safe. I commend Technology Conservation Group for its commitment to their employees’ safety and well-being.”

USF SafetyFlorida recommends employers to OSHA for a SHARP award. To qualify, an employer must request a consultation from USF Safety Florida that involves a complete hazard identification assessment and engages employees in the consultation process. The company agrees to correct hazards identified during the consultation, implement and maintain a safety and health management system that addresses OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines, reduce its Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate and Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate below national average, and agree to notify its state Consultation Project Office prior to making changes to working conditions or introducing new hazards into the workplace.

To learn more about workplace safety and health in Florida and to request a free on-site consultation, visit

USF SafetyFlorida is the state’s small business safety and health consultation program funded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. Consultation programs were created as part of the OSH Act of 1970, section 21(d), so that employers subject to the Act may voluntarily undertake efforts to establish and maintain safe and healthful places of employment. The non-profit program is operated out of the University of South Florida College of Public Health and provides free and confidential workplace safety consultations to private sector businesses. To learn more and to request a consultation, visit