Are you concerned about your company’s OSHA compliance? Do you have concerns for the safety of your employees?
Safety consultants can be expensive, and during a time of tight financial resources, safety can take a back seat to other company priorities. However, in Oklahoma we have a cost-free option – the ODOL Safety Consultation program offered by the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
The goal of these inspections is compliance, not to levy fines. The ODOL will assess safety, evaluate the work site, and assist with training and compliance with the OSHA. Most importantly, if a concern is identified by the ODOL safety inspector, he or she will provide your company with suggestions about how to how to improve safety and obtain compliance with OSHA.
The company must agree to correct all hazards identified as serious within the established time frame. The consultations are not reported to OSHA. However, if an OSHA inspection should occur, there are requirements about company reporting regarding certain types of testing performed by the ODOL safety inspector.
Every company that is concerned with employee safety should consider these free, confidential, safety inspections. Identifying and correcting a problem can prevent workplace injuries and accidents, and can save the company penalties and fines in the future.
Learn more about these safety consultations by viewing the Oklahoma Department of Labor’s informational video: Workplace Safety Pays in Oklahoma
Disclaimer: Consultations are not a replacement for legal advice. If you have questions or need legal assistance for safety issues, please contact the law firm of Phillips Murrah at (405) 235-4100.