Korellis Inc. Celebrates INSHARP Certification

The Indiana Department of Labor announced today that Korellis Inc. of Hammond, Ind., is a certified participant in the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Korellis Inc. is now part of a select group of employers recognized with the INSHARP certification for exceeding occupational safety and health expectations, and demonstrated commitment to the well-being of Hoosier workers.

“The accomplishments made by Korellis, Inc. are incredible,” said Joe Hoage, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor. “Construction, roofing in particular, is a very hazardous industry. They have truly made safety and health priorities in their business culture. The leadership and dedication shown by the management and employees at Korellis have cast them among some of the most elite companies in Indiana.”

The INSHARP program is part of the federal Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and is administered by the state’s DOL INSafe division. The program serves to give recognition and support to small Hoosier businesses with exemplary safety and health programs. Currently, there are 49 INSHARP sites statewide.

“The construction industry is still dangerous even when you do everything right,” said Korellis Chief Executive Officer Pete Korellis. “In order for me to have peace of mind, I need to honestly know we have trained everyone to the highest standards in our industry to minimize the risk of an accident. I tell our team members, ‘I want to send everyone home at the end of the day in the same physical condition that they came to work in the morning, except for being a little more tired.’”

Korellis Inc, formerly Korellis Roofing, has been in business since 1960.  The company provides roofing installation, sheet metal, wall paneling, masonry, and carpentry services and support for commercial and industrial projects. They have worked on thousands of buildings including churches, schools, office buildings, steel mills, properties for the Department of Energy, and even casinos.

“At Korellis, we have a shared vision where we work to provide an environment free from harm or hazard by promoting a culture that will always continue to improve our employees’ health, safety, and well-being,” said Korellis Safety Manager Joel Barnes. “We commit our program to be the example for leaders to follow. Our workers are empowered to speak up, take action, and assume responsibility for their own safety and the safety of those around them. Workplace safety is not just a priority, it is what we all hold to be most valued”

About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides, we emphasize both enforcement and voluntary compliance by employers. Follow the Indiana Department of Labor on Twitter at @INDeptofLabor.

About INSafe:

A division of the Indiana Department of Labor, INSafe works with Hoosier employers, labor unions, trade organizations, and others to ensure workplace safety and health. Services include on-site consultation, group training and seminars, educational publications and training materials, along with pro-active voluntary health and safety programs designed to bring employers and employees together to create and maintain healthy working environments. INSafe does not impose fines, but instead offers assistance in voluntary occupational safety and health compliance. To learn more about INSafe, please visit www.in.gov/dol/insafe.htm.

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