OSHA provides free on-site consultation services to employers in all states who want help recognizing and correcting safety hazards at their workplaces. The service is offered by state governments and performed by well-trained professionals. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, the on-site consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. No citations are issued or penalties proposed for any safety or health problems found on the site. The service also is confidential. Your name, your firm's name, information you provide about the workplace, and any unsafe working conditions the consultant finds will not be reported to the OSHA inspection staff. Your only obligation is to correct, in a timely manner, any serious job safety and health hazards. You will be asked to make this commitment before the consultant's visit.