Compliance and Insurance

OSHA’s on-site consultation programExternal

No-cost and confidential OSH services to small- and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories. On-Site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program
Business owners or employees can request free health hazard evaluations. NIOSH can investigate hazards and provide recommendations when:

  • Employees have an illness from an unknown cause.
  • Employees are exposed to an agent or working condition that is not regulated by OSHA.
  • Employees become ill even though the permissible exposure limit of an agent is not being exceeded.
  • The incidence of a particular disease or injury is higher than expected in a group of employees.
  • The exposure is to a new or previously unrecognized hazard.
  • The hazard seems to result from the combined effects of several agents.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

DOL Safety and Health Standards: Occupational Safety and HealthExternal

Important components of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), including recordkeeping, reporting, notices, and postersExternal and penalties/sanctionsExternal.

United States Department of Labor (DOL)

OSHA Small Business HandbookExternal

This handbook should help employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and achieve an in-compliance status before an OSHA inspection. Create a safety and health plan with Self-Inspection checklists for specific tasks and work environments, as well as universal concerns.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Overview of SHOP: Health insurance for small businessesExternal

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is for small employers who want to provide health and/or dental insurance to their employees.

HealthCare.gov – Insurance for your small businessExternal

How to enroll and check eligibility.

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and SHOP MarketplaceExternal

en EspanolExternal

If you are a small employer, there is a tax credit that can put money in your pocket.

3 Simple StepsCdc-pdfExternal

Determine if you qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit EstimatorExternal

Find out whether you are eligible and how much you might receive.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

EPA Compliance Assistance CentersExternal

The EPA offers free help with environmental requirements through state resourcesExternal and industry-specific Compliance Assistance Centers.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

OSHA Compliance Assistance Quick StartExternal

Quick Start offers information sources, checklists, and other materials to help small businesses protect workers and comply with health and safety regulations.

en EspañolExternal

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

DOL Workplace PostersExternal

Some statutes and regulations require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. DOL provides free electronic copies of the required posters and some of the posters are available in languages other than English.

United States Department of Labor (DOL)

Page last reviewed: June 1, 2018