The Rhode Island Department of Health provides free safety and health program assistance to employers, especially those in smaller businesses (under 250 employees per facility and 500 worldwide). Their staff can help you identify workplace safety and health hazards, advise you on how to reduce or eliminate those hazards, and assess your safety and health program. Experienced and professional safety, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics consultants will provide a confidential, comprehensive written report containing their findings and recommendations. No penalties are assessed or violations cited during the consultation. The employer's obligation in accepting these services is to correct all hazards identified by the consultant within a reasonable period.