Guam On-site OSHA Consultation Services

Guam On-site OSHA Consultation Services


Phone: 1-671-300-4618/9 , 1-671-300-4620 (POC)
Fax: 1-671-300-9955
Email: anthony.anderson@dol.guam.gov
Website: http://dol.guam.gov/safety-and-health/osha/
Types of Services Offered: Information & Referral
Category: Government Local

Description:

GDOL offers FREE consultation service funded by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).  Employers are assisted to improve their occupational safety and health management systems, identify potential hazards at their worksites, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspection!

The On-site Consultants’ objective is to help businesses in keeping their employees safe by fostering safe working environments.

GDOL On-Site OSHA Consultants are well-trained professionals. Consultations take place on-site, though limited services away from the worksite are available. However, consultations cannot take place during an enforcement inspection, and may not take place until citations, if any, have been issued and become final orders. The services are primarily for smaller, high-hazard businesses. This service is completely separate from the federal OSHA inspection effort. NO CITATIONS are issued or NO PENALTIES proposed.

Confidentiality will be strictly maintained during the consultation process.

The consultation services are designed to help employers, including identifying imminent danger or serious hazards​ ​​that require immediate attention and correction. ​Employers using the consultation service are deferred from OSHA’s scheduled inspections while the consultation remains “in progress.” ​​This period encompasses the time between the onset of the consultation and the final correction dates, including any extensions.​

The employer’s only obligation will be to commit to correcting serious job safety and health hazards – a commitment which is expected to be made prior to the actual visit and carried out in a timely manner. Note that t​h​e consultant​ is required to report any hazard information to OSHA if the​ employer fails to correct such issues.​

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

Services Offered:

The On-Site Consultant Will:

·       Meet with the employer and, at times, employees or employee representatives;
·       Walk-through the worksite with the employer and employees;
·       Review company injury and illness rates;
·       Help identify hazards in the workplace;
·       Identify kinds of help available for further assistance;
·       Give detailed findings in a closing conference;
·       Provide a written report summarizing findings;
·       Assist the development or maintenance of an effective safety and health program;
·       Provide training and education for the employer and employees;
·     Recommend the site for a one-year exemption from OSHA programmed inspections, when SHARP criteria are met. In rare instances, the consultant may find an “imminent danger” situation during the walkthrough.  If so, the employer must take immediate action to protect all employees. Other situations – those which would be judged a serious violation under OSHA criteria – require the employer and the consultant to develop a plan and schedule to eliminate or control the hazard.
 
The On-Site Consultants Will Not:
  
·       Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of OSHA standards;
·       Report possible violations to OSHA enforcement staff;
·       Guarantee that your workplace will “pass” an OSHA inspection.


 

Anthony Anderson

anthony.anderson@dol.guam.gov

414 West Soledad Avenue 8th Floor, GCIC Building, Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM

P.O. Box 9970 , Tamuning, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-300-4618/9 , 1-671-300-4620 (POC)

1-671-300-9955

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