OSHA Consultation Program Technical Support

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) offers a free consultation service designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites and improve their safety and health program.

This service is jointly funded by the DLS and the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is mostly targeted for smaller businesses (less than 250 employees per establishment or 500 employees nationwide) in high-hazard industries; such as manufacturing, healthcare, and construction. It is a confidential service in 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.


Training and Assistance

DLS Consultants can provide training seminars to your employees or multi-employer groups and help you establish or strengthen your safety and health program. Consultants can also provide technical support in any safety and health related area. You can get offsite technical aids about OSHA standards, guidelines, or interpretations by contacting the program. The consultation program has model programs for many of the OSHA-required written plans; such as:

  • hazard communication
  • lockout/tagout
  • emergency action plan
  • confined-space entry
  • blood-borne pathogens