Safety and Health

Compliance assistance

You have the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers compliance assistance products and services to help you comply with OSHA requirements and prevent or reduce workplace fatalities, illnesses, and injuries. In particular, OSHA offers no-cost On-Site Consultation services and Compliance Assistance Specialists.


OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses. On-Site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and help establish and improve safety and health programs.


Compliance Assistance Specialists provide general information about OSHA standards and compliance assistance resources. They respond to requests for help and are available for seminars, workshops, and speaking events. OSHA also offers five cooperative programs under which businesses, labor groups, and other organizations can work cooperatively with the agency to help prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the workplace. For help on deciding which cooperative programs are right for you, find a cooperative program.


If you are in a state with an OSHA-approved state plan, you may be subject to different or additional requirements, and other compliance assistance resources and cooperative programs may be available to you.

We’re here to help.

We are committed to helping you understand your responsibilities as an employer. For additional assistance, please contact:

OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)

OSHA’s area offices provide advice, education, and assistance to businesses and organizations who request help with occupational safety and health issues. In addition, OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential safety and occupational health advice. No citations or penalties are issued; the employer’s only obligation is to correct identified hazards.


Please note that the mining industry has its own set of safety and health standards, rules, and regulations, which are overseen by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Mining industry employers should contact MSHA at 202-693-9400 or

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