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“WRA members are touting the benefits of their free Labor & Industries safety consultation” says, WRA Safety Specialist, Rick Means.
The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program allows businesses to request a safety consultation for which they cannot be fined if violations are discovered. However, the business owner would be subject to correct any violations found in the inspection.
Rick reports that one business in the Vancouver area requests visits every two years to keep his repair list short or up-to-date. To request a consultation click here.
Most businesses are not pro-active and often are surprised when inspectors arrive unannounced. In such a case, the owner is subject to possible fines after a surprise inspection.
The consultation program is a way of having a compliance-like officer visit your business to point out what inspectors are looking for, but with no fee or fine that can result.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Rick at 360-943-9198, Ext. 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WRA employs him, in part, to help members with safety planning and for suggestions on safety meeting topics.