Steps to Making a Request for Consultative
Make a Request
The request for a free
safety and health consultation is now online.
You may submit it to the office of mail or fax the form to us. If
you have any questions, please telephone us to discuss what service
would be most useful to your business.
The consultation will call to arrange a convenient date and time
to conduct the on-site assessment. The visit includes an opening
conference with top management, followed by a walk-through assessment
of the facility to identify safety and health hazards and evaluate
work practices. The consultant will need to confer with a reasonable
number of employees and, in unionized workplaces, an employee
representative must be afforded an opportunity to participate
in the walk around, the opening and closing conferences. Employee
and employer training can be conducted or arranged for later
if necessary. Written programs are reviewed, and a safety and
health assessment is conducted or arranged for later if necessary.
Written programs are reviewed, and a safety and health assessment
is conducted. The consultant may provide some sample
programs that can be useful. The visit concludes
with a closing conference to discuss findings and recommendations.
If hazards are identified,
the employer and the consultant set and agree on a date for correction.
Evaluation and Report
After the visit, all information is evaluated and research is conducted.
This may include laboratory analysis if air samples were taken.
A report detailing findings, recommendations, agreements and
ways to improve your safety and health management program is
prepared and forwarded to you. The consultant is available to
assist you if necessary.
Correction of Hazards
The report will itemize and discuss any hazards found during the
visit. Our program requires the employer to correct all hazards
identified and provide the consultant with written confirmation
of hazard correction on or before the agreed upon correction
due date. If an employer is unable to correct a hazard by the
date specified, an extension must be requested.
In some instances, a return visit may be necessary. For example,
the consultation may need to take more air quality samples or
verity that hazards have been properly corrected.
Health surveys concentrate on issues such as exposure
to air contaminants, ventilation, noise measurements and controls,
ergonomics, respirators, bloodborne pathogens and hazard communication.
Safety surveys address such issues as working/working
surfaces, machine guarding, electrical hazards, fire protection,
of egress, mechanical equipment, protective equipment, power
tools, housekeeping and sanitation. All surveys will include
assistance and information to develop a successful safety and
health management system.