The National Association of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Programs, also known as OSHCON, is a professional resource for the OSHA Consultation programs and the small employers they serve. OSHCON was formed in 1985 to provide a united voice to address issues and challenges that face OSHA Consultation programs nationwide. OSHCON’s membership consists of OSHA Consultation program management from every U.S. state and territory.
To better understand what OSHCON is all about, it’s important to see the “big picture” as it applies to the OSHA Consultation programs. The OSH Act of 1970 created the onsite consultation programs to help small businesses better understand OSHA regulations and find feasible compliance solutions. Because small businesses frequently lack the expertise and resources necessary to properly identify and remedy serious safety and health problems in their workplaces, the free, confidential help provided by OSHA-funded consultation programs are tremendously important to the ultimate goal of protecting America’s workers. The onsite consultation programs operate independently from OSHA enforcement and are facilitated via cooperative grants between OSHA and one designated agency in each state, all operating under the federal regulation 29 CFR 1908.
For more information on OSHCON and how we can help advance the growth of workplace safety and health programs through cooperative approaches, please contact us.