According to OSHA, an onsite consultation offers small employers:
Confidential workplace safety and health services
Assistance with finding and fixing hazards
Advice on complying with OSHA standards
Help with establishing and improving safety and health programs and training workers
Because the consultation program is separate from OSHA enforcement activity, these services do not result in penalties or citations, the agency emphasizes, adding that the program can save employers money and improve workforce engagement.
The brochure explains how to initiate an onsite consultation and describes each step of the process, stating, “Your business's only obligation is to correct unsafe and unhealthy working conditions within a reasonable time period.”