New brochure spotlights OSHA On-Site Consultation Program
Washington — A new brochure from OSHA highlights the benefits of the agency’s free On-Site Consultation Program for small employers.
In the two-page document, titled Safety and Health Advice You Can Trust for Your Small Business, the agency urges employers to evaluate their workplace for hazards to reduce the risk of worker injuries and illnesses.
According to OSHA, an onsite consultation offers small employers:
- Confidential workplace safety and health services
- Assistance with finding and fixing hazards
- Advice on complying with OSHA standards
- Help with establishing and improving safety and health programs and training workers
Because the consultation program is separate from OSHA enforcement activity, these services do not result in penalties or citations, the agency emphasizes, adding that the program can save employers money and improve workforce engagement.
The brochure explains how to initiate an onsite consultation and describes each step of the process, stating, “Your business’s only obligation is to correct unsafe and unhealthy working conditions within a reasonable time period.”