Apex Instruments is Recognized for 13 Years of Employee Safety


Fuquay-Varina—The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized Apex Instruments as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for more than 10 consecutive years. The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees.

Consultative Services Bureau Chief, Kevin O’Barr, presented company officials with a special plaque on behalf of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry during a presentation at the company’s headquarters held Tuesday, March 12. Consultative Services is recognizing those companies that have been in the program for 10 years or more throughout 2019. There are 31 companies statewide who have reached this anniversary.

“Companies involved in our SHARP program go above and beyond what is required to keep their employees safe and ensure that they make it home to their loved ones,” Commissioner Berry said. “Those who have been in our program for 10 consecutive years are even more impressive and I applaud this achievement.”

The SHARP Award is designed for small to mid-size businesses. Companies that qualify for the award show that they have developed and maintained good safety programs for workers. To qualify for the program, injury and illness rates for the site must be below the national average for the industry, and NCDOL safety and health consultants must complete an assessment of the workplace.

“The SHARP program has made all of us more aware of daily safety hazards and has encouraged us to remedy them as soon as possible,” said Rick Hill, Apex Instruments chief operating officer. “Being part of SHARP has resulted in a cleaner, better organized and thus safer work environment.”

Apex Instruments was initially enrolled in SHARP Jan. 16, 2007.