Safety and Health Advice You Can Trust for Your Small Business
The following article was submitted by CONN-OSHA. It is posted here with permission.
CONN-OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers occupational safety and health services to small and medium-sized businesses, with priority given to high-hazard worksites.
Highly trained safety and occupational health professionals from the program work with employers to identify and fix safety and health hazards in workplaces, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, train and educate workers, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs.
No-cost, Confidential Consultations
CONN-OSHA on-site consultations are no-cost, confidential, voluntary, and are separate from OSHA enforcement efforts.
To take advantage of this service, an employer requests a consultation visit, determines the scope of the visit, and agrees to correct any serious and imminent dangers hazards identified during the visit in a timely manner.
The visit may focus on a single concern at a facility or involve a comprehensive hazard assessment of the entire facility and its operations.
Employers are granted a deferral from OSHA programmed enforcement inspections while working with an On-Site Consultation program.
Safety, Health Evaluations
Small and medium-sized businesses that work with OSHA’s on-site consultation programs benefit from enhanced worker morale and reductions in injury and illness rates, lost workdays, workers’ compensation costs, equipment damage, and product losses.
The economic benefits of the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program are summarized below. Several of the program’s success stories can be found here.
Small Business Recognition
A small business employer may become eligible for another great benefit of the On-Site Consultation Program—recognition by OSHA and the consultation program through participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
SHARP recognizes small business employers who have used consultation services and operate an exemplary safety and health program.
If you are a small business employer interested in a no-cost, confidential consultation visit, please call CONN-OSHA’s program manager, Anne Bracker (860.263.6920) or complete CONN-OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Request form.
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