Drill Right Technology – nation’s first drilling Oil and Gas Wells firm to get to “SHARP” Certification
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Published: 27-Jan-2012

Drill Right Technology, an Oklahoma City-area drilling equipment and service company, has set the standard for its industry by becoming the first in the nation to receive the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) category of Drilling Oil and Gas Wells.

The award was presented to Darrell Husted, President and CEO of DrillRight, by Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello at a luncheon event this week. 

DrillRight has changed the way the energy industry looks at safety, according to Diana Jones, Director of OSHA’s Oklahoma Consultation Program.

“In the world of safety, people don’t know the difference they are making when taking these preventative measures,” Jones said. “The feat DrillRight obtained through gaining SHARP status will stand as a legacy for years to come. Darrell’s vision of safety will make a huge impact throughout the energy industry. He has proven it is possible for energy companies to be safe.”

Labor Commissioner Mark Costello presented the award to Darrell Husted, President of DrillRight, during a luncheon on January 24 at the DrillRight offices in South Oklahoma City.

“SHARP signifies that a business is a model for safety and health,” Commissioner Costello said. “With the real interest in the health and safety of its employees, DrillRight clearly deserves this award. SHARP is a rigorous program and takes commitment from both the employees and management.”

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes employers who operate at their work sites exemplary safety and health programs that result in the immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.

 “Since our beginning in 1998, one of our core priorities has been safety,” Husted said. “We are now able to commend that hard work, as we become SHARP certified. Our employees and contractors have played a large role throughout the certification process. Each day their integrity and responsibility shine throughout the workplace.“

DrillRight Technology began with one employee and two drillers and has grown to become the second largest independent directional drilling company in the nation. The growth is due in large part to the company encouraging its employees and contractors to take pride in the safety of their workplace.  

“Throughout the process of becoming SHARP certified, we’ve relied on our employees and contractors to take ownership of their jobs,” Husted said. “I would like to thank them for all of their hard work throughout this process, as they have been a large role in DrillRight achieving SHARP certification.”

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