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OSHA On-Site Consultation Program - Programs and services

Mission statement
Safety and health professionals delivering world-class safety and health consultation to small business employers - taking them beyond OSHA compliance, reductions in injuries and illnesses - and a safe and healthful working environment

SHARP
In Ohio employers participate in OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This program is designed to provide incentives and support to smaller, high-hazard employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their work site(s). SHARP provides for recognition of employers who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. For more information about SHARP, please visit OSHA's Web site.

See local businesses with the SHARP distinction
Haltec Corporation

Consultations
Consultation is voluntary; therefore, you must request it. Call, mail or fill out and submit the request for service form on this Web site. The consultant will discuss your specific needs with you and set up a visit based on the priority assigned to your request, your work schedule and the time needed for the consultant to prepare adequately to serve you. OSHA On-Site Consultation encourages a complete review of you firm's safety and health policies and procedures; however, if you wish you may limit the visit to one or more areas of concern.

When the consultant arrives at your work site for the scheduled visit, he or she will:

  • Meet with you in an opening conference to briefly review the consultant's role and the obligation you incur as an employer;
  • Survey your entire workplace or the specific operations you designate and discuss the applicable OSHA standards;
  • Conduct a walk-through inspection;
  • Suggest general approaches or options for solving a safety or health problem;
  • Identify types of help available if you need further assistance;
  • Conduct a closing conference;
  • Provide you with a written report summarizing findings;
  • Assist you to develop or maintain an effective safety and health program;
  • Provide training and education for you and your employees.
They will not:
  • Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of OSHA standards;
  • Report possible violations to OSHA enforcement staff if abatement measures are implemented;
  • Guarantee that your workplace will pass an OSHA inspection.
Ultimately the consultation will provide employers with:
  • Appraisal of mechanical and environmental hazards and physical work practices;
  • Appraisal of the present job safety and health program or the establishment of one;
  • Conference with management on findings;
  • Written report of recommendations and agreements;
  • Training and assistance.
Knowledge of your workplace hazards and ways to eliminate them can only improve your own operations and the management of your organization. You will get professional advice and assistance on the correction of workplace hazards and benefits from on-site training and assistance. The consultant can help you establish or strengthen an employee safety and health program, making safety and health activities routine considerations rather than crisis-oriented responses.

Safety consultants and industrial hygienists
We've assigned our field consultants by county. Choose the type of consultant you need, and then look for your county to find the consultant assigned to your area.

If you have any questions about the consultation program, contact us at (800) 282-1425.


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