OSHA Can Help In a Surprising Way…
OSHA’s offers on-site consultation program and the best part? it’s FREE and confidential for small & medium-sized businesses operating across the U.S.
A great benefit that OSHA offers to small, medium or newly established businesses is a FREE safety consultation service. OSHA on-site consultation services are provided to companies who request the service, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. This free program is available to small & medium businesses operating in the United States.
Don’t worry, OSHA is here to help with this valuable program. These on-site consultation services are not part of the OSHA enforcement department and you will not get penalties or citations, even if things at your company aren’t quite perfect. If applicable, companies may even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections by utilizing the free service. Your obligation is to make a commitment and follow through with correction serious workplace safety and health hazards.
OSHA consultants are from state agencies and universities and they work with employers to help identify workplace hazards. The consultants will also provide advice on OSHA compliance standards and can also assist the company to set up health and safety programs that fit the business.
On-Site Consultants Will:
Help you recognize hazards in your workplace.
Suggest general approaches or options for solving a safety or health problem.
Identify kinds of help available if you need further assistance.
Provide you a written report summarizing findings.
Assist you to develop or maintain an effective safety and health programs.
Provide training and education for you and your employees.
The On-Site Consultants Will Not:
Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of OSHA standards.
Report possible violations to OSHA enforcement staff.
Guarantee that your workplace will “pass” an OSHA inspection.
Theis program is entirely voluntary, OSHA will not approach you about participating. Any employer who wants to benefit from this free service must request it.
Visit OSHA’s Consultation Directory at osha.gov to learn more.
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