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OSHA Consultation Program

Mission

The OSHA 21(d) Consultation Program provides safety and health consultation services to promote the safety and health of Rhode Island"s working men and women in small to medium size private businesses (less than 250 employees) by identifying hazards and ensuring their timely abatement. Workplace safety and health is provided stressing the continued monitoring of conditions and improvement in workplace safety and health. All evaluations are done to provide employers with a resource and expert evaluation to comply with current workplace safety regulations in a confidential, preventive, and proactive approach. Employers who maintain injury and illness rates below their peers nationally, and have complied with all OSHA consultation recommendations, are recognized in the rigorous Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • Increased the number of companies in our Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) to 12 employers
  • Conducted 487 visits to small employees to provide assistance on safety and health management system requirements.

What we do

Consult with businesses on-site

The Program arranges for experienced occupational hazard consultants to visit small businesses to help them find occupational hazards and recommend approaches to address these hazards.

Provide speakers and training

The Program can provide speakers for safety and health meetings, seminars, or conferences. Formal or informal training are also available to employers who are looking to improve their safety and health management programs. Contact our office to inquire about a speaker's availability or to schedule training.

Give awards

The Program runs OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) to recognize businesses that are exceptional in their establishment of and maintenance of safe worksites. (more)