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OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program

Feb. 2017

Last year, 27,385 small and mid-sized U.S. businesses took advantage of OSHA’s free and confidential On-site Consultation Program to remove workplace hazards and better protect workers. The program primarily benefits small and mid-sized businesses: 57 percent of companies helped last year had fewer than 26 employees. (Priority is given to high-hazard industries, with more than half of all visits going to construction or manufacturing sites.) In 2016, consultants identified and helped employers eliminate more than 140,000 total hazards, protecting an estimated 3.3 million workers from possible injury.