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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Think about it – “knowledge of workplace hazards and ways to eliminate them can only improve” the operation of your company. So, get into the safety mode by using a free consultation service funded by OSHA. Here’s a look at how it works.

  • Primarily targeted for smaller, high-hazard businesses, OSHA’s safety and health consultation program is a service delivered by state governments, and completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort.
  • A call or letter to OSHA sets the consulting machinery in motion. While OSHA encourages a complete health and safety review, the consultant and employer will determine the scope of the visit.
  • Strict confidentiality will be maintained during the consultation process. No citations will be issued.
    No penalties proposed. “The employer’s only obligation will be to commit to correcting serious job safety and health hazards in an agreed-upon time frame.”

Bottom Line: Fewer accidents, lower injury and illness rates, decreased workers’ compensation costs, less product losses – make for a safer and more profitable enterprise. Like our Founding Father said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Great advice in 1733, and great advice, today!

For more information about OSHA’s Consultation Program, visit www.osha.gov.

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