Free On-Site Safety & Health Consultation Services
For Wisconsin’s Small Business Community
NOTICE: ALL ON-SITE CONSULTATION SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO UW MADISON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE REMOVED OR UPDATED AS THE SITUATION EVOLVES.
(Posted 3/17/20; updated 5/21/20)
- Our trained and experienced consultants service the occupational safety and industrial hygiene needs of hundreds of Wisconsin’s small businesses every year.
- The typical wait-time for a new client visit is 3 to 4 weeks, dependent upon consultant availability.
- We keep an industrial hygienist on-call to provide same-week service to construction clients with urgent exposure sampling needs.
- Our client services are completely voluntary, cost-free, and confidential. We provide services by-request only.
- We have safety specialists and industrial hygienists available to provide statewide services.
- Client service records are protected by Federal law against public disclosure.
- No penalties or enforcement action. The client’s only obligation is to correct any identified serious hazards within a reasonable time-frame. Imminent danger situations must be corrected immediately.
- We are staffed and operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ninety percent of our operational funding is provided by a grant from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and we are prohibited from sharing our data with OSHA enforcement
An on-site consultation visit can provide assistance to:
- Identify workplace hazards
- Perform industrial hygiene employee exposure sampling and assessment
- Assist with OSHA non-formal complaint responses
- Assist with developing and assessing controls for OSHA citation abatement
- Conduct limited ergonomic assessments
- Recommend and assist in developing controls
- Evaluate and assist in developing and implementing necessary programs
- Evaluate and assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive safety and health management program
- Conduct limited training and education