TEi Fabrication Facility Honored with SHARP Award

October 18, 2011

Danvers, MA – Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc., based in Danvers, MA, and Struthers Wells, a division of (TEi), with offices located in Houston, TX and Warren, PA, has been named the newest member of SHARP in Oklahoma, for their Sapulpa facility. Acceptance into SHARP from OSHA is a prestigious achievement that recognizes plants among business peers as a model for excellence in worksite safety and health.

The U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA’s on-Site Consultation Safety and Health Achievement Program (“SHARP”) recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. TEi will be honored for their achievement during a ceremony at their Sapulpa, OK facility.

TEi began implementing a safety and health management program in 2010, after their first On-Site Safety Consultation with the Department’s Division of Labor Standards. These consultations are discretionary, and are initiated by employers who want to provide a safe work environment for their workers.

“SHARP has enhanced our plant safety culture. The efforts put forth through the audit process have increased our safety awareness, and made a substantial decrease in the reduction of workers compensation cost,” says Phil Randall, General Operations Manager of Thermal Engineering International (USA), Inc.

SHARP was implemented in Oklahoma in the mid 1990’s and has since offered the highest level consultative services to businesses with 250 or fewer employees. The Oklahoma On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program is the prerequisite for those who wish to be a part of SHARP.  It is designed to promote effective workplace safety and health program management by helping the employer locate and remove existing hazards in the facility, thereby reducing injuries and illnesses. SHARP is a reward program designed to provide incentives and support to smaller, high-hazard employers to work with their employees to develop, implement, and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health programs.

Babcock Power Inc. (www.babcockpower.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology, equipment and services to the power generation industry. Babcock Power designs, manufactures and services heat recovery steam generators and simple cycle exhaust systems through its Vogt Power International Inc. subsidiary located in Louisville, KY; provides heat exchangers and after market services, including moisture separator reheaters, steam surface condensers and feedwater heaters for fossil-fired, nuclear and concentrated solar plants through its Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. subsidiary located in Santa Fe Springs, CA; and provides new steam generators, environmental solutions (including SCRs, flue gas scrubbers and mercury removal systems); provides Waste Heat Boilers, Reaction Furnaces, Fired Heaters, High Pressure Heat Exchangers and a complete portfolio of Heat Recovery systems for the Oil & Gas Industry through Struthers Wells a division of Thermal engineering International (USA)  and a complete portfolio of after market solutions to the electric utility and waste-to-energy industries for any OEM’s boiler through its subsidiaries located in Worcester, MA.