WPT Receives SHARP Award From U.S. Department of Labor

Wichita Falls, Texas – September 7, 2017: WPT Power Corporation, a mechanical power transmission
manufacturer, announced today that it has been awarded the distinguished Safety & Health
Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award. The United States Department of Labor’s
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes small business employers who
implement and continuously improve effective safety and health management systems at their work
site. Acceptance of a company’s work site into SHARP from OSHA is a significant achievement. This
certification is only held by forty-three companies of the approximate 400,000 small businesses in

“I am proud of all our employees who earned this recognition and for all of their efforts to achieve
OSHA SHARP status.”, said Lane Brock, President of WPT Power. “This is an important distinction
for WPT. Workplace safety is very important in today’s competitive environment.” “Accomplishing this recognition and the work that goes into having a safe, efficient workplace has numerous benefits.”, said Greg Patterson, General Manager. “It protects workers and boosts morale as well as reduces costs on lower worker compensation insurance premiums, improves worker retention, and reduces the time employees are away from work.”

To qualify for SHARP, companies must undergo a comprehensive audit, correct all hazards identified
during an onsite health and safety consultation, demonstrate that effective safety and health programs
are in place and maintain injury rates below the industry average for the last year of completed
data. In addition to recognizing the company for having a highly effective safety and health
program, acceptance into SHARP also grants exemption from routine OSHA inspection that can be
renewed every year.

For more information on the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program, visit