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What to expect

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 safety, health, and ergonomic work hazards.

Employee participation

Oregon OSHA encourages 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, sampling for welding fumes, or other monitoring, depending on your business. We will also conduct an assessment of your safety and health program to determine if required written programs are in place.

Closing meeting

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

Findings and recommendations

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

Hazard correction and follow through

It is up to you 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.


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