Workers’ Compensation Program Held

On April 16, 2015 CEN held a program on Workers’ Compensation entitled: ABCs of Workers’ Compensation – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure. The program was presented by Charis Orzechowski, Esq., Associate at Larkin, Ingrassia & Brown, LLP and Mike Tucker, Vice President of Sales & Engineering at Sonoco Plastics. Click here to view slides from the presentation.

On-site Consultation Program’s Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

The On-site Consultation Program’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small business employers who operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, OSHA exempts your worksite from OSHA programmed inspections during the period that your SHARP certification is valid. Web

To schedule an On-site Consultation visit and determine your eligibility for SHARP, you must contact your state’s On-site Consultation office, which would be the NYS Department of Labor – Division of Safety and Health (DOSH). The On-Site Consultation Program is a resource for safety and health issues that is free to businesses. It helps employers provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees through professional occupational safety and health assistance. Web

Why should an employer consider using the On-Site Consultation Program?

  • FREE and confidential to businesses and organizations in NY
  • Independent from state and federal enforcement activities
  • Helpful for both the employer and the employees

The On-Site Consultation Program can help to:

  • Reduce workplace accidents by identification of hazards
  • Lessen Workers’ Compensation costs by reducing the number of claims
  • Implement safety and health programs required by OSHA
  • Comply with OSHA regulations

The services offered include:

  • On-site consultation surveys to identify safety hazards
  • Industrial hygiene surveys to determine air contaminant, noise exposure levels, and other health hazards
  • Suggestions for mitigation, controlling or eliminating these safety and health hazards