Safety Assistance and Consultations
Application for On-Site Safety Consultation
Safety Consultation Program
The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) can provide your company with a FREE safety and health consultation. More than 1,200 employers request our consultations every year.
KDOL safety and health consultations can:
- Help control workers compensation insurance premiums
- Improve the safety and health of your employees
- Increase productivity
- Increase profitability
Benefits of a Free Consultation
Using the free consultation program, employers can find out about potential hazards at their worksites, improve safety and health management practices and even qualify for a one-year exemption from
routine OSHA inspections.
- It's a business investment.
- Improved safety can increase production, decrease work comp premiums and help your overall bottom line.
- It's confidential. Your name, your firm's name and any information about your workplace will not be reported to anyone outside your company.
- You can't be fined by a consultant. You are required to correct safety hazards, but there are no financial penalties.
- The KDOL consultation program is designed for smaller businesses. It's designed to meet your needs.
Get more details on the consultation program. Download the consultation program brochure.
Contact us at:
Kansas Department of Labor
Industrial Safety and Health
417 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3327
What are Kansas businesses saying about the KDOL Consultation program?
On benefits of improved safety in the workplace
"Currently, we reap the benefits of lower workers compensation costs, decreased injury/illness rates and increased productivity. Safety makes good business sense; we highly recommend networking with KDOL, which can provide
you with the necessary resources to build a successful safety culture specific to your needs." -- Sandra Hoffman, Community Health Care Systems safety coordinator, Centralia, Frankfort, Holton, Onaga and St. Marys
On workplace safety and employees
"Because of this (safety consultations), we were able to evolve from a safety program mentality to a safety culture reality. Everyone has accountabilities and responsibilities. Management is not the exception, it is the example.
Everyone is held accountable for the choices they make." - Richard Brauer, Human Resources consultant, American Maplan Corporation, McPherson
"Production and quality ultimately reap the rewards when employee morale is improved by a company which gives precedence to employee safety." -- Debra Lizalde, Human Resources, Lowen Corporation, Hutchinson
"The consultations helped us shine, to improve on a daily basis. If you are serious about the safety and health of your employees, you will take advantage of the SHARP program." -- Paul Maness, Safety Manager, Farrar Corporation,
Norwich and Manhattan
"SHARP is a very good way for employers to take a proactive approach in developing a superior safety program, with the help and oversight of the regulating community. Through SHARP, employees began to conscientiously watch
and recognize hazards. They took responsibility along with the employer for working safely and providing a safe work environment." -- Paul Dalke, director of safety and environment, Beachner Grain, Erie
Public Employer Services
If a public employee is killed in a job-related incident, please call (785) 296-4386 to inform the division so an investigator can start their investigation as soon as possible.
Under state law K.S.A. 44-636,
Industrial Safety and Health will respond to employee complaints concerning unsafe working conditions. The complaint can be made anonymously.
If public service employees have complaints concerning safe working conditions while performing their jobs, please call (785) 296-4386 to register a complaint.
City, county, municipal clerks and school superintendents may call our office and request information about developing safety programs and how to provide a safe and healthy work place for their employees.
The Public Service Unit monitors each public service on a regular basis. The unit has trained industrial hygienists on staff to help monitor air particulates and take sound level readings.
There is a charge for the hygiene service. The cost of the service will depend on the type of sampling requested or provided.
If an entity refuses to comply with a recommendation addressing a serious hazard, the Secretary of Labor may levy fines up to $100 per day, per serious hazard not corrected.