Metalsmith ’84 Fall: Health Hazards Q&A’s

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Linda Weiss-Edwards provides a list of Onsite Consultation for Artists and Schools from each state in the United States in this segment of "Safety Hazards" from Metalsmith 1984 Fall.

Every state has a free onsite consultation plan for employers who want help in recognizing and correcting health and safety hazards in their workplace. This consultation service is provided by state governments or private contractors with funding from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The program is completely separate from OSHA's inspection efforts and issues no citations or penalties.

The program is primarily aimed at small businesses and the consultation has to be requested by the employer. In many states, the consultation service is also open to individual artists and craftspeople who have requested help. Of course schools, universities, theaters, and museums can also apply.

The consultation is confidential and consists of an onsite inspection similar to that OSHA would carry out. The consultant then makes recommendations for the correction of any health and safety problems discovered. OSHA will not be informed of the results of the consultation except in cases of imminent danger.

Onsite Consultation for Artists and Schools

Alabama Consultation Program
P.O. Box 6005
University, Alabama 35486
Telephone: (205) 348-7136
Consultation and Training
Department of Occupational Safety and Health(Southern Part)
1710 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Voluntary Compliance
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Alaska Department of Labor
200 Annex, 650 W. International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99502
Telephone: (907) 276-5013
(Northern Part)
P.O. Box 10950
Reno, Nevada 89510
Southern (702) 386-5211
Northern (702) 784-6209
Consultation and Training
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health
P.O. Box 19070
1624 W. Adams
Phoenix, Arizona 85005
Telephone: (602) 255-5795
New Hampshire
Occusafe, Inc.
Job Safety and Health Consultation Contract
720 Union Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Telephone: (800) 323-1335, (Toll-free in State), (312) 256-5900
OSHA Consultation
Arkansas Department of Labor
Capitol Hill Building
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Telephone: (501) 371-2985
New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box V
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Telephone: (605) 292-2312
CAL/OSHA Consultation Service
Room 7241
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
Telephone: (415) 557-2870
New Mexico
OSHA Consultation
Health and Environment Department
Environmental Improvement Division
Occupational Health and Safety Section
4159 Montgomery Blvd., N.E
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Telephone: (505) 842-3387
Occupational Safety and Health Section
Institute of Rural Environmental Health
207 Geology Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Telephone: (303) 491-6151
New York
Consultation Program
New York State Department of Labor
2 World Trade Center
Room 6995, New York, New York 10047
Telephone: (212) 488-7746/7
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109
Telephone: (203) 566-4550
North Carolina
Consultation Services
North Carolina Department of Labor
4 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Telephone: (919) 733-4885
Delaware Department of Labor
Division of Industrial Affairs
820 French Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Telephone: (302) 571-3908
North Dakota
Division of Environmental Research
Department of Health
Missouri Office Building
1200 Missouri Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Telephone: (701) 224-2348
District of Columbia
Occupational Safety and Health Division
District of Columbia Department of Labor
2900 Newton Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
Telephone: (202) 832-1230
Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Onsite Consultation
P.O. Box 825
2323 5th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Telephone: (800) 282-1425, (Toll-free in State), (614) 466-7485
Department of Labor & Employment Security
Bureau of Industrial Safety & Health
Ashely Building, Room 216
1321 Executive Center East
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (904) 488-3044
OSHA Division
Oklahoma Department of Labor
State Capitol
Suite 118
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Telephone: (405) 521-2461
Economic Development Division
Technology & Development Lab
Engineering Experiment Station
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Telephone: (404) 894-3806
Consultative Section
Department of Workers' Compensation
Accident Prevention Division
Room 102, Building 1
2110 Front N. E.
Salem, Oregon 97310
Telephone: (503) 378-2890
Education and Information Branch
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Suite 910, 77 Ala Moana
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: (808) 548-7510
Enviro Control, Inc.
Job Safety and Health Consultation Contract
P.O. Box 1862
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
Telephone: (800) 382-1241, (Toll-free in State), (717) 763-1358
Occusafe, Inc.
Job Safety and Health Consultation Contract
1310 W. State Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Telephone: (800) 323-1335, (Toll-free in State), (312) 256-5900
Puerto Rico
Occupational Safety and Health
Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources
414 Barbosa Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917
Telephone: (809) 765-5014
Division of Industrial Services
Governor's Office of Manpower and Human Development
Industrial Services Section
160 N. LaSalle, Room 318
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone: (800) 972-4140/4216, (Toll-free in State), (312) 793-3270
Rhode Island
Division of Occupational Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
The Cannon Building
75 Davis Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Telephone: (401) 277-2438
Bureau of Labor
307 E. Seventh Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Telephone: (515) 281-3286
South Carolina
Consultation and Monitoring
South Carolina Department of Labor
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: (803) 758-3080
Bureau of Safety, Education and Training
Indiana Division of Labor
1013 State Office Building
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: (317) 633-5845
South Dakota
National Loss Control Service Corporation
Job Safety & Health Consultation Contract
P.O. Box 852
Barrington, Illinois 60010
Telephone: (800) 323-9585, (Toll-free Nationwide)
Kansas Department of Human Resources
610 W. 10th Street—2nd Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Telephone: (913) 296-4086
OSHA Consultative Services
Tennessee Department of Labor
2nd Floor, 501 Union Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone: (615) 741-3161
Education and Training, Occupational Safety and Health
Kentucky Department of Labor
Capitol Plaza Towers, 12th Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Telephone: (502) 564-6895
Division of Occupational Safety
Texas Department of Health and State Safety Engineer
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
Telephone: (512) 458-7 287
JRB Associates, Inc.
Job Safety and Health Consultation Contract
P.O. Box 692
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Telephone: (800) 336-0488, (Toll-free in State), (703) 821-4667
Trust Territories
Service not yet available
(Anticipated early 1980)
Maine Department of Labor Manpower Affairs
Bureau of Labor
State Office Building
Augusta, Maine 04330
Telephone: (207) 289-3331
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Suite 404, 307 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Telephone: (801) 533-7927/8/9
Consultation Services
Division of Labor and Industry
4th Floor, 203 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: (301) 383-6646
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Vermont Department of Labor and Industry
118 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Telephone: (802) 828-2765
Division of Industrial Safety
Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries
100 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02202
Telephone: (617) 727-3567
Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box 12064
205 N. 4th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23241
Telephone: (804) 786-5875
Michigan (Health)
Special Programs Section
Division of Occupational Health
Michigan Department of Public Health
3500 N. Logan
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Telephone: (517) 373-1410
Virgin Islands
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Virgin Islands Department of Labor
Lagoon Street, Frederiksted
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840
Telephone: (809) 772-1315
Michigan (Safety)
Safety Education and Training Division
Bureau of Safety and Regulation
Michigan Department of Labor
7150 Harris Drive, Box 30015
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Telephone: (517) 322-1809
Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box 207
308 East 4th Avenue
Olympia, Washington 98504
Telephone: (206) 753-6381
Training and Education Unit
Department of Labor and Industry
5th Floor, 444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Telephone: (612) 296-2973
West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Labor
Room 451B, State Capitol
1900 Washington Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Telephone: (304) 348-7890
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Mississippi State Board of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Telephone: (601) 982-6315
Wisconsin (Health)
Section of Occupational Health
Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 309
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Telephone: (608) 266-0417
Montana Bureau of Safety and Health
Division of Worker's Compensation
510 Logan Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Telephone: (406) 449-3402
Wisconsin (Safety)
Division of Safety and Buildings
Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations
1570 E. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
Telephone: (414) 544-8686
Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Standards
P.O. Box 449
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Telephone: 1-(800) 392-3722, (314) 751-3403
Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety Department
200 East 8th Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7786
Nebraska Department of Labor
State House Station
State Capitol
P.O, Box 95024
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Telephone: (402) 471-2239

The above list is reprinted from Art Hazards News, volume 5, numbers 4 and 5, May and June, 1982.

By Linda Weiss-Edwards
Metalsmith Magazine – 1984 Fall
In association with SNAG‘s
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