Safety and Health Consultation Services
On-Site Consultation Services for Employers
To help employers better understand and voluntarily comply with the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) standards, the Department of Labor and Industry provides On-Site Consultation services. This program helps employers identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. Priority is given to high hazard workplaces with 250 or fewer employees.
Assistance in Making Your Workplace Safe
The On-Site Consultation Services provide:
- Safety and Health Walk-Through Surveys: At your request, a safety and /or health specialist will visit your business to explain the survey process. If you agree to participate, hazards and violations will be identified during a walk-through at your place of business. This walk-through is similar to a VOSH compliance inspection, except no citations or penalties will be issued.
- Abatement Advice: Any hazards or violations identified by the consultant will be discussed during the walk-through. A written report of the findings will be presented, including advice for eliminating existing and potential safety or health hazards.
- Training: In addition, training will be conducted on-site and recommendations for ongoing training will be provided.
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- Program Assistance: Assistance will be provided to develop safety and health programs that will prevent injuries and illnesses by eliminating and controlling hazards.