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How do I contact INSafe?
INSafe can be reached by email, telephone or fax.
What is INSafe?
INSafe, formerly known as BuSET, is Indiana's OSHA consultation program. INSafe Safety and Health Consultants work with Hoosier employers to provide workplace safety and health consultation, training and compliance assistance for Indiana’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSH ACT). INSafe services are free, confidential and conducted at an employer’s worksite. A request for an onsite consultation must be submitted by the employer. To request a free on-site visit, please visit www.in.gov/dol/insafeconsultation.
Is INSafe different from the Bureau of Safety, Education and Training (BuSET)?
No. In 2005, the BuSET division of the Indiana Department of Labor was renamed INSafe. INSafe’s focus on Hoosier workplace safety and heath remains the same as it has always been. The Indiana Department of Labor's mission is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace.
What is an INSafe consultation?
INSafe workplace safety and health consultations are provided in three distinct disciplines: general industry, construction and industrial hygiene. INSafe consultants can conduct a full-service consultation, which includes the employer’s entire worksite, a review of safety and health programs and OSHA injury and illness records. INSafe consultants may also conduct a limited-scope consultation, focused on a specific issue which may include a safety or health issue, employer process, piece of equipment/machinery or written program.
Will INSafe inform IOSHA Compliance about violations they find at my company?
Information about your company or consultant findings are not shared with IOSHA enforcement, provided you correct serious hazards. However, in the event that there is an imminent danger (immediate risk of life or threat of serious injury), INSafe may refer the case to IOSHA.
Who does INSafe serve?
INSafe provides priority scheduling consideration to small employers (250 employees or less) and those employers operating in high-hazard industries. However, INSafe’s services are available to all Indiana employers who wish to request consultation services.
How is INSafe different from IOSHA?
There are a few distinct differences between INSafe and IOSHA:
Are INSafe services provided in Spanish?
All services offered by INSafe, including consultations, training and related materials are available in Spanish. For information on services available in Spanish please visit http://www.in.gov/dol/2361.htm.
How do I request an INSafe consultation?
Because INSafe consultation services are voluntary, an employer’s request for INSafe services must be in writing. The INSafe consultation request form may be found online at www.in.gov/dol/insafeconsultation.
What do I do if I cannot afford workplace safety and health training?
Through an employer’s request for consultation, an INSafe consultant may work with an employer to determine appropriate workplace safety and health training needs. In many cases an INSafe consultant will coordinate with an employer to provide the training onsite.
What is the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP)?
The Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) was established to recognize, reward and promote occupational safety and health excellence. Indiana employers that are successful in receiving INSHARP participation status are recognized by the Indiana Department of Labor as model worksites for workplace safety and health management. Employers also receive an exemption from IOSHA general schedule inspections for the period in which their INSHARP certification is valid. For additional information, please phone (317) 232-2688 or email INSHARP at email@example.com.
How do I request Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) participation?
Participation in the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program is initiated at the employer’s request. The request will include a full evaluation of the worksite including hazard evaluation, safety and health program assessment, management commitment, employee participation and implemented employee training programs. For additional information, please contact INSafe at (317) 232-2688 or email INSHARP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are the current INSHARP participants?
A list of current INSHARP participants can be found here.
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