Consultative services

On-site visit

​Opening meeting

The consultant explains his or her role, your responsibilities as an employer, and clarifies the scope of your request.


You and the consultant examine the conditions in your workplace, including an assessment of safe​ty, health, and ergonomic work hazards.

Employee parti​cipation

Oregon OSHA encourag​es as much employee participation as practical.

Research and ​analysis

If requested, Oregon OSHA will conduct relevant research or hazard analysis. Examples might include a noise survey, sa​mpling for welding fumes, or other monitoring, depending on your business. We will also conduct an assessment of your safety and health program to determine required written programs are in place.

Closing meet​ing

During the closing meeting, the consultant will review with you what you are doing right and where improvemen​ts can be made. At that time, you can discuss problems and possible solutions to eliminate or control identified hazards.

Findings and r​ecommendations

After the consultation, the consultant evaluates all gathered information and provides a detailed writt​en report with findings and recommendations.

Hazard correction and foll​ow through

It is up to yo​u to correct hazards. Oregon OSHA consultants can help you develop an action plan to correct hazards identified during the consultation and provide suggestions for improving your safety and health management system.

 How an employer benefits from a consultation

 Types of consultations​​​​​​

What employers are saying​​​​​

 SHARP and VPP programs​​​​​


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