The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
allows for Cooperative Agreements between States and the
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
to provide consultative services to employers. This service
is made available at no cost to employers to assist them
in establishing effective occupational safety and health
programs. The overall goal is to prevent the occurrence
of injuries and illnesses which may result from exposure
to hazardous workplace conditions and from hazardous work
practices. The principal assistance will be provided at
the employer's worksite, but offsite assistance may also
MOSH and the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) have had Cooperative Consultation
Agreements since 1976.
The Consultation Program is a confidential service which your firm's name, and any other information you
provide and any unsafe or unhealthy working conditions found, will not be reported routinely to the OSHA
inspection staff. If you fail to eliminate or control identified "serious" or "imminent danger" hazards,
according to the plan discussed during the closing conference, it may result in a referral from Consultation
to a MOSH enforcement office. However, referrals from Consultation are very rare.
For additional information
and services proved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
visit the OSHA website.