FALCONER — Falconer Electronics has been recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a workplace safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation.
The recertification involved a three-way effort between the state Department of Labor, Falconer Electronics and Safety Compliance Inc.
Joe Budzich, state Department of Labor health auditor, and Brad Hahn, state Department of Labor safety auditor, completed the recertification. Falconer Electronics achieved its initial certification in 2002 and has maintained the certification since, which marks the longest tenured certification in Chautauqua County. In addition to recognizing the company for having a highly effective safety and health program, acceptance into SHARP also grants an exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be renewed annually.
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The company was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1989. Falconer Electronics manufactures circuit boards and electro-mechanical assemblies at a 30,000-square-foot facility located at 421 W. Everett St. in Falconer. The company’s first assembly project was with AT&T and involved the development and production of security and temperature control for telecommunications cabinets. Falconer Electronics works for a number of well-known manufacturers and customers, often as a private label source for various components and complete assemblies. Additionally, the company serves the automotive industry, having worked in partnership with a customer prototyping and then producing the first LED lighting assemblies for heavy-duty automotive applications. The company has had only 1 days-away-from-work accident in the past fourteen years.
“We would like to thank Brad Hahn and Joe Budzich from the state Department of Labor and Rick Shields and Tim Songin from Safety Compliance for their efforts and support maintaining the certification,” said Roger E. Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and president.
Safety Compliance Inc. works with the Falconer Electronics safety committee providing ongoing support on a monthly basis.
“Falconer Electronics continues to be rewarded for providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees” Songin said.
The safety committee rotates representatives each year and has been meeting on a monthly basis for 20 straight years.
“Consistency throughout the company’s safety program is at the forefront every day” said Gary Baumann, Falconer Electronics safety manager.
The company’s recertification runs through 2021, at which time it is up for renewal.