From the underground

Underground Vaults & Storage Named a SHARP Facility

By Jennifer Coker

This month, Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc (UV&S) Hutchinson’s facility and Corporate Offices achieved the distinction of being named a SHARP facility through the Kansas Department of Labor’s consultation program.

SHARP stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and is a nationwide program initiated by OSHA to help small businesses achieve safety compliance. The Hutchinson facilities had several consultation visits in which representatives from the Kansas Department of Labor safety and industrial hygiene departments offered suggestions to achieve OSHA compliance. During the final visit, the Compliance officer approved the Hutchinson facilities for the SHARP program.

There are approximately 147 SHARP facilities in the State of Kansas, 3 of which are located in the Hutchinson area.

A celebration is planned on April 22 in the Underground Mine facility to recognize the achievement of the facility and the hard work of its employees.

Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc (UV&S) is a privately-held information and records management company established in 1959, operating three underground and three above ground secure storage facilities. It is perhaps known best for storing millions of items including movie film, data tapes, and paper records, within a 650-foot deep salt mine in Kansas.