Iowa OSHA's On-Site Consultation Service helps Iowa employers comply with the OSHA standards and remove hazards. On-Site Consultation may identify hazards; review written safety and health programs; review OSHA 300 logs for injury and illness trends; monitor exposure to fumes, dusts, or noise; and, evaluate engineering controls. These services are free, confidential, and separate from Iowa OSHA enforcement. Citations and penalties will not be issued if the employer corrects serious safety and health hazards.
Upon written request from an employer, trained Industrial Hygienists and/or Safety Consultants will visit the workplace, assist in identifying hazards, and help improve the employer's safety and health management system. Private or public sector employers may request Iowa Consultation services by completing the request for on-site services.
Employers that meet the size limitations may participate in the Iowa OSHA Consultation Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The program recognizes employers who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. To qualify for SHARP an employer must receive a comprehensive consultation visit, correct all identified hazards, adopt and implement effective safety and health management systems, and, agree to further consultative visits if major workplace changes occur. Employers that qualify may be exempt from some Iowa OSHA inspections for one year.