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Consultation Services 
for the Employer 

U.S. Department of Labor 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

1997 (Revised) 

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00001997 N/A 

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Contract Number 

Consultation Services tor the Employer 

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Performing Organization Name(s) and Address(es) 

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health 
Administration 200 Constitution Avenue Washington, 

DC 20210 

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OSHA 3047 

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Sponsor/Monitor’s Acronym(s) 


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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited 

Supplementary Notes 


Are you an employer who wants to protect your employees safety and health, but who needs some expert 
assistance? Are you concerned that your business cannot afford the cost of professional help? The 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sensitive to the difficulties faced by employers 
who are genuinely concerned with their employees safety and health and who wish to comply with OSHA 
regulations. Therefore, in addition to vigorously enforcing the regulations issued to protect Americans 
on-the-job, the agency operates various voluntary compliance programs that address the need for 
employer assistance. Foremost among these programs is OSHA Consultation, a free source of vital 
information and technical assistance. You may be eligible for this free consultation service, which helps 
employers evaluate and prevent the hazardous workplace conditions and work practices that can cause 
injuries and illnesses. 

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Consultation Services 
for the Employer 

U.S. Department of Labor 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

1997 (Revised) 


Introduction. 1 

Good News in an Attractive Package. 1 

Free. 1 

Smaller Businesses. 2 

No Penalty. 2 

Confidential. 2 

Full Service Consultation. 2 

SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement 

Recognition Program). 2 

Benefits. 3 

Consultation in Action: Five Steps to Success. 3 

Requesting Assistance. 3 

The Opening Conference. 4 

The Walkthrough. 5 

The Closing Conference. 6 

Hazard Correction After the Visit. 6 

Summary. 7 

Additional Information. 8 

Other Sources of OSHA Assistance. 9 

Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. 9 

State Programs. 9 

Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). 10 

Training and Education. 10 

Electronic Information. 11 

Emergencies. 11 

OSHA Related Publications.12 

OSHA Consultation Project Directory.13 

States with Approved Plans.21 

OSHA Area Offices.24 



Are you an employer who wants to protect your employees’ 
safety and health, but who needs some expert assistance? Are you 
concerned that your business cannot afford the cost of professional 
help? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA) is sensitive to the difficulties faced by employers who are 
genuinely concerned with their employees’ safety and health and 
who wish to comply with OSHA regulations. Therefore, in 
addition to vigorously enforcing the regulations issued to protect 
Americans on-the-job, the agency operates various voluntary 
compliance programs that address the need for employer assis¬ 
tance. Foremost among these programs is OSHA Consultation, a 
free source of vital information and technical assistance. You may 
be eligible for this free consultation service, which helps employ¬ 
ers evaluate and prevent the hazardous workplace conditions and 
work practices that can cause injuries and illnesses. 

OSHA Consultation is a broad network of occupational safety 
and health services funded primarily by federal OSHA but deliv¬ 
ered by the 50 state governments, the District of Columbia, Guam, 
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The states offer the expertise 
of highly qualified occupational safety and health professionals to 
employers who request help to establish and maintain a safe and 
healthful workplace. The comprehensive assistance that is avail¬ 
able goes well beyond the minimum requirements of OSHA 
regulations. It includes an appraisal of all mechanical systems, 
physical work practices, and environmental hazards of the work¬ 
place, and all aspects of the employer’s present job safety and 
health program. Assistance is also available to employers wishing 
to develop and implement an effective workplace safety and health 
program that corrects and continuously addresses safety and health 

Good News in an Attractive Package 

Free - The price is right! OSHA Consultation assistance is free 
of charge to eligible employers. Federal OSHA, in partnership 
with the states, designed and funded this program to provide expert 
advice to more hazardous, smaller businesses that want help in 
establishing a safe and healthful workplace. You, the employer, 
pay absolutely nothing. 


Smaller Businesses - OSH A Consultation is specifically de¬ 
signed for small and medium-sized businesses — no more than 
250 employees — in high-hazard industries or involved in hazard¬ 
ous operations. Small employers sometimes find it difficult to 
identify their worksite’s hazards and to interpret complex federal 
and state safety and health standards. Moreover, small employers 
often lack the financial resources to hire outside private consultants 
to help them meet their obligations under the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of1970 and state workplace safety and health laws. 
For these reasons, small employers receive priority for consultation 

No Penalty - The fact that the service is funded by OSHA is no 
reason for concern. No citations are issued for hazards identified 
by the consultant, and no penalties are ever proposed. 

Confidential - OSHA Consultation is a confidential service that 
is completely separate from OSHA enforcement operations. Your 
request for consultation will not trigger a federal or state OSHA 
inspection. The consultant will not provide the owner’s name, the 
company’s name, or any information about the workplace to 
OSHA’s inspection staff, so long as the employer agrees to correct 
in a timely manner any serious hazards uncovered during the 
consultation visit. Only if an employer fails or refuses to eliminate 
or control a serious hazard or imminent danger situation within the 
agreed upon time frames will OSHA enforcement staff be notified. 
S uch instances are very rare. 

Full Service Consultation - A full range of consultation ser¬ 
vices is available in all states, and OSHA encourages employers to 
request full service consultation. Full service consultation covers 
all working conditions and includes assistance in establishing 
effective workplace safety and health programs, with an emphasis 
on preventing worker injuries and illnesses . Assistance may also 
include training and education for you, your supervisors, and your 
other employees. Limited service consultation also is available. 
You have the option of limiting the consultation visit to a discus¬ 
sion of fewer, more specific problems. 

SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Pro¬ 
gram) - If you take special pride in your workplace and think it 


deserves special recognition for joint employer-worker safety and 
health efforts, you’ll want to look at the SHARP program. Special 
recognition, in the form of a certificate issued by OSHA granting a 
one-year exemption from OSHA general schedule inspections, may 
be awarded to eligible employers who receive a full service 
consultation visit, correct all identified hazards, and demonstrate 
that an effective safety and health program is in operation. 

SHARP recognizes employers who operate exemplary safety and 
health programs that result in the immediate and long-term preven¬ 
tion of job-related injuries and illnesses. 

Benefits - First and foremost, your increased understanding of 
workplace hazards and remedies will enable you to protect your 
workers from inj ury and illness. You may even prevent loss of life 
at your worksite. With this knowledge, you also will be in a better 
position to comply with federal and state job safety and health 
requirements. Moreover, management experts believe that the 
company with a well-managed safety and health program enjoys 
better management overall. An effective safety and health pro¬ 
gram not only promotes the conservation of human lives and 
resources, but also can improve employee morale and increase 
productivity and product quality. In addition to direct savings 
from lowered injury and illness rates, you can expect financial 
savings from decreased workers’ compensation costs, fewer 
product losses, and reductions in lost work time. You will find that 
effective workplace safety and health management is good busi¬ 
ness because the cost of accidents can far exceed the cost of 

Consultation in Action: Five Steps to Success 

Requesting Assistance - How do you begin this process? 
Consultation starts with your request, which may be a telephone 
call, a letter, or a personal contact. (See list of consultation 
projects at the end of this publication.) The consultation office will 
determine the priority of your request for services according to the 
nature and size of your workplace. More hazardous sites receive 
top priority. The consultant assigned to your request will contact 
you to set up a visit date based on the priority assigned to it, your 
work schedule, and the time needed for the consultant to prepare 
adequately to assist you. The consultant may encourage you to 


include within the scope of your request all working conditions and 
the site’s entire safety and health program. You may choose, 
however, to limit the consultation visit to a discussion of fewer, 
more specific problems. During the visit, if the consultant 
observes hazards that are outside the scope of the request, he/she 
must inform you, and you must correct any hazards that OSH A 
deems serious or that pose an “imminent danger” to employees. 

Most requests for OSHA Consultation assistance can best be 
handled by a worksite visit. Some services, however, such as 
safety and health reviews of proposed or new production 
processes, or educational workshops delivered to groups of 
employers and workers, may be conducted away from the 

The Opening Conference - Upon arriving at the worksite for a 
scheduled visit, the consultant will briefly review with you the 
ground rules of the visit, including your obligation to protect 
employees in the event that serious hazardous conditions are 
identified. The consultant’s right to privately interview individual 
employees and to speak with workers at their work stations, 
explained during the initial contact, will be reviewed again. You 
must agree to permit such contact before the visit may proceed. 

OSHA’s experience with thousands of worksites, from the very 
best to the very worst, has taught us the value of extensive 
employee involvement in all aspects of workplace safety and 
health. Informed and alert employees who are actively involved in 
protecting themselves and their fellow workers can more 
effectively cooperate with you to identify, analyze, and correct 
potential hazards. Therefore, the consultant will strongly 
encourage you to allow employee participation at each step of the 
consultative visit, from opening conference to site walkthrough 
and closing conference. In unionized work areas, the employer 
must afford employee representatives the opportunity to participate 
fully in the consultation visit, from start to finish. Employers at 
unionized sites must agree to this involvement before the 
consultant’s walkthrough of the worksite may occur. If a written 
safety and health program exists, the consultant will want to 
review this and other related documents. 


The Walkthrough - During the walkthrough, you will accom¬ 
pany the consultant as he/she either studies your entire operation or 
focuses on those areas, conditions, or hazards for which you have 
requested assistance. Other safety and health hazards that may not 
be covered by current federal or state OSHA standards, but that 
still pose a risk to safety or health, also will be discussed. 

The consultant will conduct a complete review of company 
operations from the perspective of safety and health. This includes 
looking for physical hazards by examining the structural condition 
of the building, the condition of the floors and stairs, and the exits 
and fire protection equipment. He/she will review the layout for 
adequate space in aisles and between machines and will check for 
proper control of electrical and mechanical hazards. The consultant 
will survey the controls used to limit worker exposure to occupa¬ 
tional health hazards, including toxic and corrosive substances and 
especially air contaminants. He/she will check whether all 
necessary personal protective equipment is available and 
functioning properly, and whether employees know how to use 

and care for this equipment. Attention will be given to problems 
associated with worker exposure to noise, vibration, extreme 
temperatures, lighting, or other environmental factors. The 
consultant will be interested in work practices, including general 
housekeeping and the use and maintenance of hand and portable 
power tools, as well as forklifts and other heavy equipment. 

Throughout the walkthrough, the consultant will not merely note 
problems but also will discuss prevention and control and, if you 
request, may provide on-the-spot education and training for your 
employees and supervisory personnel. The consultant will want to 
discuss with both you and your employees aspects of safety and 
health management such as job training (including safety and 
health orientation and ongoing training), supervision, accountabil¬ 
ity for safety and health, equipment maintenance and repair, 
inspections, first-aid and emergency procedures, hazard reporting 
procedures and other means of communicating about safety and 
health, prevailing attitudes among managers and other workers, 
and current injury and illness data. 

The consultant will offer advice and technical assistance for 
addressing each of the observed hazards within the framework of 
an effective safety and health program. Upon your request, he/she 


will work with you to develop or improve a worksite safety and 
health program that addresses your site’s particular needs and 

The Closing Conference - Following the walkthrough, the 
consultant will meet with you in a closing conference. This 
session offers the consultant an opportunity to discuss safety and 
health measures that are already in place at your worksite and that 
are particularly effective, and also any practices that warrant 
improvement. The consultant may make suggestions, for example, 
concerning worker training, work practices, methods for holding 
supervisors and employees accountable for safety and health, and 
ways to promote safety and health. At this time, you and the 
consultant can discuss problems, possible solutions, and time 
frames for eliminating or controlling any hazards identified during 
the walkthrough. If the consultant believes it necessary, he/she 
will recommend other sources for specialized technical help. 

In rare instances, the consultant may find an “imminent danger” 
situation during the walkthrough. If this occurs, the employer must 
take immediate action to protect all affected workers. If the 
consultant finds a hazard that is considered a “serious violation” 
under OSHA criteria, he/she will work with you to develop a 
mutually acceptable plan and schedule to eliminate or control that 
hazard. During this time, OSHA encourages you to advise all 
affected employees of the hazards, provide adequate interim 
protective measures, and to notify them when the hazards are 
ultimately corrected. 

Hazard Correction After the Visit - Following the closing 
conference, the consultant will send you a written report explaining 
the findings and confirming any correction periods to which you 
have agreed. The report also will include suggested means or 
approaches for eliminating or controlling hazards as well as 
recommendations for making your safety and health program more 
effective. You are, of course, free to contact the consultant for 
additional assistance at any time. 

The consultant may decide that a follow up visit to your worksite 
is needed to assure that any required corrections have been made 
or to provide continuing assistance. 


Remember , consultation can go beyond the usual physical survey 
of the workplace that focuses on violations of federal or state 
OSHA standards. The consultant may point out work practices not 
yet covered by OSHA standards that are likely to cause illness or 
injury and may then advise and assist you in correcting them. The 
consultant may propose other measures that will improve your 
company’s occupational injury and illness experience. For ex¬ 
ample, he/she may suggest that you conduct self-inspections, 
emphasize supervisory responsibility in promoting safety, identify 
safety and health training needs, alert your workers to hazards, and 
hold regular safety and health meetings with employees. 


OSHA Consultation is a voluntary approach to designing safety 
and health in the workplace. By building upon labor-management 
participation in the onsite consultative survey, consultation can 
bring workers and employers together to develop and implement 
continuing programs to control hazards and prevent worker injuries 
and illnesses. Through such pooled resources and periodic, joint 
self-inspections, employers and employees together can work to 
make their jobsite a safer and more healthful environment. 

OSHA Consultation provides several benefits, all at not cost to 
you, the employer. Onsite consultants will do the following: 

• Help you recognize hazards in your workplace. 

• Suggest approaches or options for solving a safety or health 

• Identify sources of help available to you if you need further 

• Provide you with a written report that summarizes these 

• Assist you in developing or maintaining an effective safety and 
health program. 

• Offer training and education for you and your employees at 
your workplace and, in some cases, away from the site. 

• Under specified circumstances, recommend you for recogni¬ 
tion by OSHA’s SHARP program and a 1-year exemption 
from general schedule enforcement inspections. 


Consultants will not: 

• Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of federal or 
state OSHA standards. 

• Routinely report possible violations to OSHA enforcement 
staff except for unabated serious conditions. 

• Guarantee that any workplace will “pass” a federal or state 
OSHA inspection. 

If you have requested the broadest form of assistance, full 
service consultation, by the completion of the process you will 
have received: 

• An appraisal of all mechanical and environmental hazards and 
physical work practices. 

• An appraisal of the present job safety and health program or 
the establishment of one. 

• A conference to review findings. 

• A written report of recommendations and agreements. 

• Training and assistance with implementing recommendations. 

• Follow up by the consultant to ensure that any required 
corrections have been made. 

Take the first step toward building long-term cooperative safety 
and health management in your workplace. Talk to your State 
Consultation Program Office. Why not do it today? We are ready 
to serve you. 

Additional Information 

For more information about the benefits of consultation, contact 
your State Consultation Program, your OSHA Regional Office, or 
in States that operate their own worker safety and health program, 
the appropriate State agency. Phone numbers and addresses are 
listed in the back of this booklet. You can also find information 
about OSHA Consultation on OSHA’s Home Page on the Internet 

Other Sources of OSHA Assistance 

Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines 

Effective management of worker safety and health protection is a 
decisive factor in reducing the extent and severity of work-related 
injuries and illnesses and their related costs. To assist employers 
and employees in developing effective safety and health programs, 
OSHA published recommended Safety and Health Program 
Management Guidelines (Federal Register 54(18): 3908-3916, 
January 26, 1989). These voluntary guidelines apply to all places 
of employment covered by OSHA. 

The guidelines identify four general elements that are critical to 
the development of a successful safety and health management 

• Management commitment and employee involvement, 

• Worksite hazard analysis, 

• Hazard prevention and control, and 

• Safety and health training. 

The guidelines recommend specific actions under each of these 
general elements. A single free copy of the guidelines can be 
obtained from the OSHA Publications Office. 

State Programs 

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of1970 encourages 
states to develop and operate their own job safety and health plans. 
States with plans approved under section 18 of the Act must adopt 
standards and enforce requirements that are at least as effective as 
federal requirements. There are currently 25 state plan states and 
territories: 23 covering both private and public (state and local 
government) employees and two covering public sector employees 

Plan states must adopt standards comparable (but not necessarily 
identical) to the federal within 6 months of a federal standard’s 
promulgation. Until a state standard is promulgated, OSHA will 
provide interim enforcement assistance, as appropriate, in these 
states. A listing of states with approved plans appears at the end 
of this publication. 


Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) 

The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), OSHA 
Consultation’s sister program, are designed to recognize and 
promote effective exemplary safety and health program manage¬ 
ment. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA establish 
cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented 
strong programs. 

Sites approved for VPP’s Star, Merit, and Demonstration pro¬ 
grams have met, and must continue to meet, rigorous participation 
standards. Benefits of VPP participation include improved 
employee motivation to work safely, leading to better quality and 
productivity; lost-workday case rates that generally are half of the 
national industry averages; reduced workers’ compensation and 
other injury-and illness-related costs; positive community recogni¬ 
tion and interaction; further improvement and revitalization of 
already good safety and health programs; and partnership with 

Voluntary Protection Programs and onsite consultation services, 
when coupled with an effective enforcement program, expand 
worker protection to help meet the goals of the OSH Act. 

For additional information about the VPP, contact the VPP 
Manager in your OSHA regional office listed at the end of this 

Training and Education 

OSHA area offices offer a variety of information services, such 
as publications, audiovisual aids, technical advice, and speakers for 
special engagements. OSHA’s Training Institute in Des Plaines, 

IL, provides basic and advanced courses in safety and health for 
federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, federal 
agency personnel, and private sector employers, employees, and 
their representatives. 

The OSHA Training Institute also has established OSHA Train¬ 
ing Institute Education Centers to address the increased demand 
for its courses from the private sector and from other federal 
agencies. These centers are nonprofit colleges, universities, and 
other organizations that have been selected after a competition for 
participation in the program. 


OSHA also provides funds to nonprofit organizations, through 
grants, to conduct workplace training and education in subjects 
where OSHA believes there is a lack of workplace training. Grants 
are awarded annually. Grant recipients are expected to contribute 
a matching share of at least 20 percent of the total grant cost. 

For more information on grants, training and education, contact 
the OSHA Training Institute, Office of Training and Education, 
1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018, telephone 
(847) 297-4810; fax (847) 297-4874. 

For further information on any OSHA program, contact your 
nearest OSHA area or regional office listed at the end of this 

Electronic Information 

Labor News Bulletin Board —OSHA news releases, recent 
Federal Register notices, fact sheets, and other information are 
available by modem by dialing (202) 219-4784. Callers should set 
the modem at 300, 1,200, 2,400, 9,600, or 14,400 BAUD; Parity: 
None; Data Bits=l. Voice phone (202) 219-8831. 

Internet —OSHA standards, interpretations, directives, and 
additional information are now on the World Wide Web at and 

CD-ROM —A wide variety of OSHA materials including 
standards, interpretations, directives, and more can be purchased 
on CD-ROM from the Government Printing Office. To order, 
write to Superintendent of Documents. P.O. Box 371954, Pitts¬ 
burgh, PA 15250-7954. Specify OSHA Regulations, Documents 
and Technical Information on CD-ROM, (ORDT), S/N 729-013- 
00000-5. The price is $38.00 per year ($47.50 foreign); single 
copy $15.00 ($18.75 foreign). 


To report life-threatening situations, fatalities, or catastrophes, 
call (800) 321-OSHA. Complaints will go immediately to the 
nearest OSHA area or state office for help. 

For further information on any OSHA program, contact your 
nearest OSHA area or regional office listed at the end of this 


OSHA Related Publications 

Single, free copies of the following publications can be obtained 
from the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Publications, P.O. Box 
37535, Washington, DC 20013-7535, telephone (202) 219-4667, 
fax (202) 219-9266, or from your nearest OSHA area or regional 
office listed at the end of this booklet. Please include a self- 
addressed mailing label with your request. 

All About OSHA - OSHA 2056 

Job Safety and Health Protection - OSHA 2203 

Occupational Safety and Health Act (Public Law 91-596 , as 
amended by PX. 101-552,1990) - OSHA 2001 

Employee Workplace Rights - OSHA 3021 

Employer Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA 
Inspection - OSHA 3000 

OSHA Inspections - OSHA 2098 

How to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies - OSHA 3088 
Personal Protective Equipment - OSHA 3077 
Respiratory Protection - OSHA 3079 

The following publications are available from the Superintendent 
of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 
20402, telephone (202) 512-1800. Include GPO Order No. and 
make checks payable to Superintendent of Documents. 

Job Hazard Analysis - OSHA 3071 
Order No. 029-016-00142-5. Cost $5.00. 

OSHA Handbook for Small Businesses - OSHA 2209 
Order No. 029-016-00144-1. Cost $4.00. The OSHA Handbook 
for Small Businesses (OSHA 2209) applies OSHA’s recommended 
safety and health program management guidelines, discussed 
above, to the special concerns of smaller businesses. 

Job Safety & Health Quarterly , OSHA’s award-winning official 
magazine. Order No. 5507. Cost $9.50 per year, $11.90 foreign. 


OSHA Consultation Project Directory 


7(c)(1) Onsite Consultation 

425 Martha Parham 
P.O. Box 870388 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 
Fax: 205-348-3049 


Division of Consultation 
3301 Eagle Street 
P.O. Box 107022 
Anchorage, AK 99510 
Fax: (907) 269-4950 


Consutation and Training 
Division of Occupational Safety 
and Health 

Industrial Commission 
of Arizona 

800 West Washington 
Phoenix, AZ 85007-9070 
(602) 542-5795 
Fax: (602) 542-1614 


OSHA Consultation 
Arkansas Department of Labor 
10421 West Markham 
Little Rock, AK 72205 
(501) 682-4522 
Fax: (501) 682-4532 


CAL/OSHA Consultation 

Department of Industrial 
Room 5246 
45 Fremont Street 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
(415) 972-8515 
Fax: (415) 972-8513 


Occupational Safety and 
Health Section 
West Colorado State 

115 Environmental Health 

Fort Collins CO 80523 
(970) 491-6151 
Fax: (970) 491-7778 


Division of Occupational Safety 
and Health 

Connecticut Department of 

38 Wolcott Hill Road 
Wethersfield, CT 06109 
(203) 566-4550 
Fax: (203) 566-6916 


Occupational Safety and Health 
Division of Industrial Affairs 
Delaware Department of Labor 
4425 Market Street 
Wilmington, DE 19802 
(302) 761-8219 
Fax: (302) 761-6601 


District of Columbia 

Office of Occupational Safety 
and Health 
D.C. Department 

of Employment Services 
950 Upshur Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20011 
(202) 576-6339 
Fax: (202) 576-7579 


7(c)(1) Onsite Consultation 

Division of Safety 
Florida Department of Labor 
and Employment Security 
2002 St. Augustine Road 
Building E, Suite 45 
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0663 
(904) 488-3044 
Fax: (904) 922-4538 


7(c)(1) Onsite Consultation 
Georgia Institute 
of Technology 
O’Keefe Building, Room 22 
Atlanta, GA 30332 
(404) 894-2643 
Fax: (404) 894-8275 


OSHA Onsite Consultation 
Department of Labor 
Government of Guam 
P.O. Box 9970 
Tamuning, GU 96931 
(671) 475-0136 
Fax: (671)447-2988 


Consultation and Training 

Department of Labor 

and Industrial Relations 
830 Punchbowl Street 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
(808) 586-9100 
Fax: (808) 586-9099 


Safety and Health 

Consultation Program 
Boise State University 
Department of Health Studies 
1910 University Dr., 
Boise, ID 83725 
(208) 385-3283 
Fax: (208) 385-4411 


Illinois Onsite Consultation 
Industrial Service Division 
Department of Commerce 
and Community Affairs 
State of Illinois Center 
Suite 3-400 

100 West Randolph Street 
Chicago, IL 60601 
(312) 814-2337 
Fax: (312) 814-7238 



Division of Labor 
B ureau of Safety, Education 
and Training 
402 West Washington, 

Room W195 

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2287 
(317) 232-2688 
Fax:(317) 233-3790 


7(c)(1) Consultation Program 
Iowa B ureau of Labor 
1000 East Grand Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50319 
(515) 281-5352 
Fax: (515) 281-4831 


Kansas 7(c)(1) Consultation 

Kansas Department of Human 

512 South West 6th Street 
Topeka, KS 66603-3150 
Fax: (913) 296-1775 


Division of Education 
and Training 
Kentucky Labor Cabinet 
1047 U.S. Highway 127, South 
Frankfort, KY 40601 
(502) 564-6895 
Fax: (502) 564-6103 


7(c)(1) Consultation Program 
Louisiana Department of Labor 
P.O. Box 94094 
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 
(504) 342-9601 
Fax: (504) 342-5158 


Division of Industrial Safety 
Maine Bureau of Labor 

State House Station #82 
Augusta, ME 04333 
(207) 624-6460 
Fax: (207) 624-6449 


Division of Labor and Industry 
501 Saint Paul Place 
10th Floor 

Baltimore, MD 21202 
(410) 333-4210 
Fax: (410) 333-8308 


The Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts 
Department of Labor 
and Industries 
1001 Watertown Street 
West Newton, MA 02165 
(617) 727-3982 
Fax: (617) 727-4581 



Michigan Department 
of Public Health 
Division of Occupational Health 
3423 North Martin Luther King 

P.O. Box 30195 
Lansing, MI 48909 
(517) 335-8250 
Fax:(517) 335-8010 

Michigan Department of Labor 
Bureau of Safety 
and Regulation 
7150 Harris Drive 
Lansing, MI 48909 
(517) 322-1809 
Fax: (517) 322-1374 


Department of Labor 
and Industry 
Consultation Division 
443 LaFayette Road 
Saint Paul, MN 55155 
(612) 297-2392 
Fax: (612) 297-1953 


Mississippi State University 
Center for Safety 
and Health 

2906 N. State Street, Suite 201 
Jackson, MS 39216 
(601) 987-3981 
Fax: (601) 987-3890 


Onsite Consultation Program 
Division of Labor Standards 
Department of Labor 
and Industrial Relations 
3315 West Truman Boulevard 
P.O. Box 449 
Jefferson City, MO 65109 
(573) 751-3403 
Fax: (573) 751-3721 


Department of Labor 
and Industry 
Bureau of Safety 
P.O. Box 1728 
Helena, MT 59624-1728 
(406) 444-6418 
Fax: (406) 444-4140 


Division of Safety Labor 
and Safety Standards 
Nebraska Department of Labor 
State Office Building, 

Lower Level 

301 Centennial Mall, South 
Lincoln, NE 68509-5024 
(402) 471-4717 
Fax: (402) 471-5039 


Division of Preventative Safety 
Department of Industrial 

2500 W. Washington, 

Suite 106 

Las Vegas, NV 89106 
(702) 486-5016 
Fax: (702) 486-5018 



New Hampshire Department 
of Health 

Division of Public Health 
6 Hazen Drive 
Concord, NH 03301-6527 
(603) 271-2024 
Fax: (603) 271-2667 


Division of Workplace 

New Jersey Department 
of Labor 

Station Plaza 4, CN 953 
22 South Clinton Avenue 
Trenton, NJ 08625-0953 
(609) 292-3923 
Fax: (609) 292-4409 


New Mexico Environment 

Occupational Health and Safety 

525 Camino de Los Marquez, 
Suite 3 

P.O. Box 26110 
Santa Fe, NM 87502 
(505) 827-4230 
Fax: ( 505) 827-4422 


Division of Safety and Health 
State Office Campus 
Building 12, Room 457 
Albany, NY 12240 
(518) 457-2481 
Fax: (518) 457-5545 

New York State Department 
of Labor 

(Public Employees) 

State Building Campus, 
Building 12 
Albany, NY 12240 
(518) 457-3518 
Fax: (518) 457-5545 


Bureau of Consultative 

Department of Labor - OSH A 

319 Chapanoke Road, 

Suite 105 

Raleigh, NC 27603-3432 
(919) 662-4644 
Fax: (919) 662-4671 


Division of Environmental 
1200 Missouri Avenue, 

Road 304 

Bismark, ND 58506-5520 
(701) 328-5188 
Fax: (701) 328-5188 



Division of Onsite Consultation 
B ureau of Employment Services 
145 S. Front Street 
Columbus, OH 43216 
(614) 644-2246 
Fax: (614) 664-3133 


Oklahoma Department 
of Labor 
OSHA Division 
4001 North Lincoln Boulevard 
Oklahoma City, OK 
(405) 528-1500 
Fax: (405) 528-5751 


Department of Insurance 
and Finance 

Occupational Safety and Health 

Labor and Industries Building, 
Room 430 

350 Winter Street, N.E. 

Salem, OR 97310 
Fax: (503) 378-5729 


Indiana University 
of Pennsylvania 
Safety Sciences Department 
205 Uhler Hall 
Indiana, PA 15705-1087 
(412) 357-2561 
Fax: (412) 357-2385 


Occupational Safety 
and Health Office 
Department of Labor and 
Human Resources 
505 Munoz Rivera Avenue, 
21st Floor 

HatoRey, PR 00918 
(809) 754-2188 
Fax: (809) 767- 6051 


Division of Occupational 

Rhode Island Department 
of Health 

Division of Occupational 

3 Capital Hill 
Providence, RI 02908 
(401) 277-2438 
Fax: (401) 277-6953 


South Carolina Department 
of Labor, 

Licensing and Regulation 
3600 Forest Drive 
P.O. Box 11329 
Columbia, SC 29211 
(803) 734-9614 
Fax: (803) 734-9741 



Engineering Extension 
Onsite Technical Division 
South Dakota State University 
West Hall Box 510 
907 Harvey Dunn Street 
Brookings, SD 57007 
(605) 688-4101 
Fax: (605) 688-6290 


OSHA Consultative Services 

Tennessee Department of Labor 
710 James Robertson 
Parkway, 3rd Floor 
Nashville, TN 37243-0659 
(615) 741-7036 
Fax: (615) 741-3325 


Workers’ Health and Safety 

Workers’ Compensation 
Southfield Building 
4000 South IH 35 
Austin, TX 78704 
(512) 440-3834 
Fax: (512) 440-3831 


Utah Industrial Commission 
Consultation Services 
160 East 300 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6650 
(801) 530-6868 
Fax:(801) 530-6992 


Division of Occupational 
Safety and Health 
Vermont Department of Labor 
and Industry 
National Life Building, 
Drawer #20 

Montepilier, VT 05602-3401 
(802) 828-2765 
Fax: (802) 828-2748 


Virginia Department of Labor 
and Industry 
Occupational Safety 
and Health Training 
and Consultation 
13 South 13th Street 
Richmond, VA 23219 
(804) 786-6359 
Fax: (804) 786-8418 


Division of Occupational 
Safety and Health 
Virgin Islands Department 
of Labor 

3021 Golden Rock 
Christiansted St. Croix, VI 

(809) 772-1315 
Fax: (890) 772-4323 



Washington Department 
of Labor and Industries 
Division of Industrial Safety 
and Health 
P.O. Box 44643 
Olympia, WA 98504 
(360) 902-5638 
Fax: (360) 902-5459 


West Virginia Department 
of Labor 

Division of Industrial Safety and 

P.O. Box 44643 
Charleston, WV 25305 
(304) 558-7890 
Fax: (304) 558-3797 


Wisconsin Department of 
Health and Human Services 
Division of Health 
Section of Occupational Health 
Room 112 

1414 East Washington Avenue 
Madison, WI 53703 
(608) 266-8579 
Fax: (608) 266 9711 

Wisconsin Department 
of Industry 

Labor and Human Relations 
Bureau of Safety Inspections 
401 Pilot Court, Suite C 
Waukesha, WI 53188 
(414) 521-5063 
Fax: (414) 548-8614 


Wyoming Department 
of Employment 
Workers’ Safety and 

Compensation Division 
Herschler Building, 2 East 
122 West 25th Street 
Cheyenne, WY 82002 
(307) 777-7786 
Fax: (307) 777-3646 


States with Approved Plans 


Alaska Department of 

1111 West 8th Street 
Room 306 
Juneau, AK 99801 
(907) 465-2700 


Industrial Commission 
of Arizona 
800 W. Washington 
Phoenix, AZ 85007 
(602) 542-5795 


California Department 
of Industrial Relations 
45 Fremont Street 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
(415) 972-8835 


Connecticut Department 
of Labor 

200 Folly Brook Boulevard 
Wethersfield, CT 06109 
(203) 566-5123 


Hawaii Department of 
Labor and Industrial 

830 Punchbowl Street 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
(808) 586-8844 


Indiana Department of Labor 
State Office Building 
402 West Washington Street 
Room W195 
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
(317) 232-2378 


Iowa Division of Labor 

1000 E. Grand Avenue 
Des Moines, IA 50319 


Kentucky Labor Cabinet 
1049 U.S. Highway, 127 South 
Frankfort, KY 40601 
(502) 564-3070 


Maryland Division of Labor 
and Industry 

Department of Labor Licensing 
and Regulation 
501 St. Paul Place, 2nd Floor 
Baltimore, MD 21202-2272 


Michigan Department 

of Consumer and Industrial 

4th Floor, Law Building 
P.O. Box 30004 
Lansing, MI 48909 
(517) 373-7230 



Minnesota Department of Labor 
and Industry 
443 Lafayette Road 
St Paul, MN 55155 
(612) 296-2342 


Nevada Division of Industrial 

400 West King Street 
Carson City, NV 97502 
(702) 687-3032 


New Mexico Environment 
1190 St. Francis Drive 
P.O. Box 26110 
Santa Fe, NM 87502 
(505) 827-2850 


New York Department of Labor 
W. Averell Harriman State 

Building - 12, Room 500 
Albany, NY 12240 
(518) 457-2741 


North Carolina Department 
of Labor 

319 Chapanoke Road 
Raleigh, NC 27603 
(919) 662-4585 


Department of Consumer 
& Business Services 
Occupational Safety and Health 
Division (OR-OSHA) 

Labor and Industries Bldg., 
Room 430 
Salem, OR 97310 
(503) 378-3272 


Puerto Rico Department 
of Labor and Human 

Prudencio Rivera Martinez 

505 Munoz Rivera Avenue 
Hato Rey, PR 00918 
(809) 754-2119 


South Carolina Department 
of Labor 

Licensing and Regulation 
3600 Forest Drive 
P.O. Box 11329 
Columbia, SC 29211-1329 
(803) 734-9594 


Tennessee Department 
of Labor 

Attention: Robert Taylor 
710 James Robertson Parkway 
Nashville, TN 37243-0659 
(615) 741-2582 



Industrial Commission of Utah 
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor 
P.O. Box 146600 
Salt Lake City, UT 84114- 

(801) 530-6898 


Vermont Department of Labor 
and Industry 
National Life Building - 
Drawer 20 
120 State Street 
Montpelier, VT 05620 

(802) 828-2288 


Virginia Department of Labor 
and Industry 
Powers-Taylor Building 
13 South 13th Street 
Richmond, VA 23219 
(804) 786-2377 


Virgin Islands Department 
of Labor 

2131 Hospital Street, Box 890 


St. Croix, VI 00820-4666 

(809) 773-1994 


Washington Department 
of Labor and Industries 
General Administrative 
P.O. Box 44000 
Olympia, WA 98504-4000 
(360) 902-4200 


Worker’s Safety 
and Compensation 
Division (WSC) 
Wyoming Department 
of Employment 
Herschler Building, 

2nd Floor East 
122 West 25th Street 
Cheyenne, WY 82002 
(307) 777-7786 


OSHA Area Offices 

Area Telephone 

Albany, NY.(518) 464-6742 

Albuquerque, NM.(505) 248-5302 

Allentown, PA.(610) 776-0592 

Anchorage, AK.(907) 271-5152 

Appleton, WI.(414) 734-4521 

Austin, TX.(512)916-5783 

Avenel, NJ.(908) 750-3270 

Baltimore, MD.(410) 962-2840 

Bangor, ME.(207) 941-8177 

Baton Rouge, LA.(504) 389-0474 

Bayside, NY.(718) 279-9060 

Bellevue, WA.(206) 553-7520 

Billings, MT.(406) 247-7494 

Birmingham, AL.(205) 731-1534 

Bismarck, ND.(701) 250-4521 

Boise, ID.(208)334-1867 

Bowmansville, NY.(716) 684-3891 

Braintree, MA.(617) 565-6924 

Bridgeport, CT.(203) 579-5581 

Calumet City, IL.(708) 891-3800 

Carson City, NV.(702) 885-6963 

Charleston, WV.(304) 347-5937 

Cincinnati, OH.(513) 841-4132 

Cleveland, OH.(216) 522-3818 

Columbia, SC.(803) 765-5904 

Columbus, OH.(614) 469-5582 

Concord, NH.(603) 225-1629 

Corpus Christi, TX.(512) 888-3420 

Dallas, TX.(214) 320-2400 

Denver, CO.(303) 844-5285 

Des Plaines, IL.(847) 803-4800 

Des Moines, IA.(515) 284-4794 

Englewood, CO.(303) 843-4500 

Erie, PA.(814) 833-5758 

Fort Lauderdale, FL.(305) 424-0242 

Fort Worth, TX.(817) 581-7303 

Frankfort, KY.(502) 227-7024 


Harrisburg, PA.(717) 782-3902 

Hartford, CT.(203) 240-3152 

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.(201) 288-1700 

Guaynabo,PR.(787) 277-1560 

Honolulu, HI.(808) 541-2685 

Houston, TX.(713) 286-0583 

Houston, TX.(713) 591-2438 

Indianapolis, IN.(317) 226-7290 

Jackson, MS.(601) 965-4606 

Jacksonville, FL.(904) 232-2895 

Kansas City, MO.(816) 483-9531 

Lansing, MI.(517)377-1892 

Little Rock, AR.(501) 324-6291 

Lubbock, TX.(806) 743-7681 

Madison, WI.(608) 264-5388 

Marlton, NJ.(609) 757-5181 

Methuen, MA.(617) 565-8110 

Milwaukee, WI.(414) 297-3315 

Minneapolis, MN.(612) 348-1994 

Mobile, AL.(334) 441-6131 

Nashville, TN.(615) 781-5423 

New York, NY.(212) 466-2482 

Norfolk, VA.(804) 441-3820 

North Aurora, IL.(630) 896-8700 

Oklahoma City, OK.(405) 231-5351 

Omaha, NE.(402) 221-3182 

Parsippany, NJ.(201) 263-1003 

Peoria, IL.(309) 671-7033 

Philadelphia, PA.(215) 597-4955 

Phoenix, AZ.(602) 640-2007 

Pittsburgh, PA.(412) 644-2903 

Portland, OR.(503) 326-2251 

Providence, RI.(401) 528-4669 

Raleigh, NC.(919) 856-4770 

Salt Lake City, UT.(801) 524-5080 

San Francisco, CA.(415) 744-7120 

Savannah, GA.(912) 652-4393 

Smyrna, GA.(404) 984-8700 

Springfield, MA.(413) 785-0123 

St Louis, MO.(314) 425-4249 

Syracuse, NY.(315) 451-0808 

Tampa, FL.(813) 626-1177 


Tarrytown, NY ... 

Toledo, OH. 

Tucker, GA. 

Westbury, NY. 

Wichita, KS. 

Wilkes-Barre, PA 
Wilmington, DE . 

(914) 524-7510 
(419) 259-7542 
(770) 493-6644 
(316) 269-6644 
(717) 826-6538 


U.S. Department of Labor 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

Regional Offices 

Region I 

(CT,* MA, ME, NH, RI, VT*) 
JFK Federal Bldg. 

Room E 340 
Boston, MA 02203 
Telephone: (617) 565-9860 

Region II 

(NJ, NY,* PR,* VI*) 

201 Varick Street 
Room 670 

New York, N Y 10014 
Telephone: (212) 337-2378 

Region III 

(DC, DE, MD,* PA, VA,* WV) 
Gateway Building, Suite 2100 
3535 Market Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 
Telephone: (215) 596-1201 

Region IV 

(AL, FL, GA, KY,* MS, NC, 
SC,* TN*) 

1375 Peachtree Street, N.E. 

Suite 587 

Atlanta, GA 30367 
Telephone: (404) 347-3573 

Region V 

(IL, IN,* MI,* MN,* OH, WI) 
230 South Dearborn Street 
Room 3244 
Chicago, IL 60604 
Telephone: (312) 353-2220 

Region VI 

(AR, LA, NM,* OK, TX) 

525 Griffin Street 
Room 602 
Dallas, TX 75202 
Telephone: (214) 767-4731 

Region VII 

(IA,* KS, MO, NE) 

City Center Square 
1100 Main Street, Suite 800 
Kansas City, MO 64105 
Telephone: (816) 426-5861 

Region VIII 

(CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,* WY*) 
Federal Building, Room 1576 
1999 Broadway 
Denver, CO 80202-5716 
Telephone: (303) 844-1600 

Region IX 

GUAM, HI,* NV,* 


71 Stevenson Street, 4TH Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
Atlanta, GA 30367 
Telephone: (415) 744-6670 

Region X 

(AK,* ID, OR,* WA*) 

1111 Third Avenue 
Suite 715 

Seattle, WA 98101-3212 
Telephone: (206) 553-5930 

*These states and territories operate their own OSHA-approved job safety and 
health programs (Connecticut and New York plans cover public employees only).