Nearly 30,000 Employers Used OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program in 2015

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that its On-Site Consultation Program provided safety and occupational health advice to nearly 30,000 small and medium-sized businesses in 2015. The program aims to help small businesses that lack the resources of an on-site safety professional to find and fix hazards. About 87 percent of the consultations were conducted at businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Consultants from state agencies and universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs. Manufacturing, construction, and other high-hazard worksites are given priority. In 2015, the consultants identified and helped eliminate more than 140,000 total hazards, protecting an estimated 3.5 million workers from possible injury, illness, or death.

NLBMDA 1/26/2016

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