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Workplace Safety Consultation -- Private- and public-sector consultation

WSC works with employers and employees to solve safety and health problems before they occur. It offers free on-site consultation services, upon request, to help employers improve their safety and health record, lower accident costs, and reduce MNOSHA citations and penalties. WSC consultants help employers recognize hazards, make recommendations for solving problems and suggest other sources of help that are available.

The visit by a consultant is scheduled for a mutually agreeable time and can encompass the entire site, a piece of machinery or a specific work operation. This service is confidential and no citations or penalties are issued; however, the employer must commit to the timely correction of any serious job safety or health hazard found during the site visit, before the consultation visit is scheduled. If a problem is not corrected, the violation can then be reported to MNOSHA Compliance for further investigation.

Safety programs

Workplace Safety Consultation oversees a number of programs designed to help employers maintain safe and healthful workplaces. A brief description of each follows below. To request more information about a specific program, email osha.consultation@state.mn.us or phone 1-800-657-3776. Include a mailing address and telephone number (including area code) in your message.

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