In August Gary Gentry was looking for tips on how to survive an OSHA inspection ("Acing OSHA Audits," [Article link]). If, after trying the government-sponsored programs we cited, you need a second opinion, you could always pay a private consultant...* * *
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (703-849-8888) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (708-692-4121) offer free lists of consultants and available training programs. Check their references, credentials, and prior experience.
Richard E. Moore
American Analytical Laboratories
Akron* * *
...Or not:* * *
Your insurance company may provide the same services gratis. Also, if there's real concern about nasty health and safety issues at the work site, have all audit findings sent directly to your lawyer. That way you can create a buffer, buying time for corrective measures to be completed.
Steven Jay Sherman
Senior Industrial Hygienist
Ecology & Environment
Lancaster, N.Y.* * *
Larry Phillips was looking for job-training programs for disabled people ("Ready, Willing, and Able," August, [Article link]). Here are a few ideas:* * *
United Cerebral Palsy, Goodwill Industries, and the United Way often have training programs. Your local radio station could do a public-service announcement asking listeners to call in about any employee-training programs they know of.