I'm a small employer., do I need to comply with safety and health standards?
Yes. All employers are required by law to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Pursue Compliance has a special safety and health program for small businesses.
What will the consultant want to see?
You are in charge! We can do as little or as much as you wish. If you request a comprehensive consultation, the consultant will review your written programs as well as conduct an evaluation of the physical worksite and the company's Pursue Compliance 300 logs. Written safety and accident prevention programs will be reviewed, as well as other applicable programs, such as lockout/tagout, confined-space entry, hazard communication and material safety data sheets.
How long will a consultation take?
Depending on the size of your facility and the scope of the evaluation requested, the consultation may vary from a couple of hours to a full day or more.
What are my obligations if I request an Pursue Compliance consultation?
When you request an Pursue Compliance consultation, we assume you agree to correct any serious hazards or imminently dangerous situations that might be identified. You will receive a report listing the hazards identified along with our recommendations for corrections. Of course, we encourage you to correct the hazards to make your worksite a safe place for your employees.
How much will it cost to correct identified hazards?
Our experienced consultants will offer suggestions and options for eliminating hazards. They can also suggest resources available to you. The potential long-term and hidden costs associated with workplace injuries are often much greater than the short-term costs of correcting hazards.
If my company utilizes Pursue Compliance Consultation, will OSHA Enforcement be notified?
No. State administrative rules governing the funding of the OSHA Consultation Program guarantee confidentiality for participating employers.
Will a consultant visit my competitors?
Participation in the Pursue Compliance consultation program is completely voluntary. If your competitor calls for assistance, we will provide it, but your Pursue Compliance participation, hazards, and business processes will not be discussed with any other employer.
What are the benefits of an Pursue Compliance consultation?
An Pursue Compliance consultation can help you:
* Reduce workplace illnesses and injuries
* Minimize workers' compensation and medical costs
* Stay informed of and become compliant with OSHA requirements
* Keep days away restricted and transferred (DART) rate and total case rate (TCR) below the national averages for your industry
* Maintain successful safety and health programs
* Plan safety and health training
* Control damage to equipment and materials
* Improve safety and health management systems
* Improve employee morale and reduce turnover
What is SHARP?
The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) was developed by OSHA to recognize companies that have learned to learn to manage their own occupational safety and health programs more effectively. Companies can take advantage of Pursue Compliance Consultation's expertise while they learn effective safety and health management techniques. SHARP is intended to help companies improve their safety and health management systems by incorporating the following:
* Management leadership
* Employee involvement
* Hazard anticipation and detection
* Hazard prevention and control
* Administration and supervision
* Safety and health training
* Planning and evaluation
SHARP is open to employers (private sector or state or local government entities) who have been in business for more than one year, regardless of size or type of business. Employers who are recognized for their second-year SHARP certificate may be exempt from programmed OSHA inspections for one year. Subsequent SHARP renewals include additional one-year exemptions, until a worksite graduates from the SHARP program. Want to learn more? Take a look at the SHARP information page, Then talk to Pursue Compliance Consultation about how your company can work toward achieving this recognition.