Small Business Resources 

Small Business Resources

OSHA offers a variety of resources to small businesses, to assist small businesses in meeting their compliance obligations. These resources include:

OSHA's Free On-Site Consultation Program

OSHA's free On-site Consultation Program offers confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing illness and injury prevention programs. 

Because consultation is a voluntary activity, employers must request it. To make a request, locate your state's Consultation Program contact information using the OSHA Consultation Directory. The consultant will discuss your specific needs with you and set up a visit date based on the priority assigned to your request, your work schedule, and the time needed for the consultant to adequately prepare to serve you. OSHA encourages a complete review of your firm's safety and health situation; however, if you wish, you may limit the visit to one or more specific problems.

The on-site consultants will:

  • Help you recognize hazards in your workplace.
  • Suggest general approaches or options for solving a safety or health problem.
  • Identify kinds of help available if you need further assistance.
  • Provide you a written report summarizing findings.
  • Assist you to develop or maintain an effective injury and illness prevention program.
  • Provide training and education for you and your employees.

The on-site consultants will not:

  • Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of OSHA standards.
  • Report possible violations to OSHA enforcement staff.
  • Guarantee that your workplace will "pass" an OSHA inspection.

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