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Ensuring your manufacturing or construction business complies with OSHA and other safety standards is a constant priority for most businesses. At EMDS, we understand. Keeping employees safe, receiving consistently high marks on safety audits, and keeping worker’s comp insurance claims as low as possible are just some of your reasons, not to mention the legal side.

No one can say this isn’t a lot of work. Creating and maintaining safety compliance programs, documentation, and permitting can pose a major burden on employers. Often the person responsible has many other responsibilities to juggle and finds it almost impossible to keep up. Since the standards can be complex and misunderstood, they can change without someone realizing it and require additional attention as new employees come on board.


EMDS Safety Compliance Consulting is here to help. Available services include program development, documentation, and evaluation support that is specific to your manufacturing sector or construction site. You can choose from several different types of consulting to meet your company’s needs. Here are some examples:

  1. Consulting Overview. A big picture review and analysis of your safety compliance program, from documentation to program adherence and employee training. You’ll receive a complete report of our findings, along with recommendations and priorities on the most important things that should be addressed.
  2. In-house team member(s). This is a form of outsourcing where highly qualified and experienced member(s) of our team join your team, specifically for safety compliance work.  We might work at your facility daily, weekly, in a hybrid work arrangement, or on another time frame that meets your needs. Working alongside your team helps ensure  their understanding of the processes and their successful maintenance of the program if we are no longer needed on your job site.
  3. Specific Standards. Your company may have the need for an analysis and consulting related to specific safety standards. You can employ the expertise of an EMDS consultant to review, recommend, and help implement the correct procedures to protect your employees and clear you audits.
  4. Pre-audit evaluations. Qualified EMDS staff will review your program for the audit(s) you specify and look for conformance as well as issues that can be addressed prior to your actual audit. 
  5. Training. Authorized Training for your team is available in several different formats and time frames. It can include in-person training at your facility or another location, or online training with a certified live instructor.
  6. Construction Site Safety. Full-time onsite safety management for construction projects as an Owner’s Representative. EMDS team members will monitor trades contractors to ensure compliance with OSHA standards, issue high hazard work permits, monitor high hazard work, toolbox talks, liaise with various contractor safety reps.


Safety compliance is a vast field with specialties that differ between the type of business and its operations. It is important that you choose qualified consultants with both expertise and experience in the areas your business requires. See the experience, consulting, and/or training that EMDS can provide your business.


Overall, our consulting process is designed for OSHA safety compliance in accordance with its standards. This includes, but is not limited to, the following standards, including the role we might play in helping you meet them:


Evaluate your current manufacturing or construction safety programming and development in accordance with OSHA and corporate requirements.


Lock out/tag out consulting involves assisting in the development and implementation of practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected. Lock Out/Tag Out standard adherence includes:
  • Identifying the proper way to lockout each piece of equipment.
  • The release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
  • Energization or startup of machinery and equipment.
EMDS’ specific areas of expertise in the Lock Out/Tag Out operations include: Equipment, Pressurized Lines, Electrical, and Hazardous Chemicals.


The OSHA 10/30 training courses are designed to drive awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards and responsibilities. The 10-hour class is intended to drive awareness for workers, while the 30-hour class is targeted at supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.  After successful completion, team members are eligible for, and can apply for, the appropriate OSHA certification that requires the course.


An EMDS safety compliance consultant assists in securing an OSHA Hazardous Work Permit for your company. This is accomplished by preparing documentation that details the safeguards you have in place to protect an employee who’s been assigned a particularly dangerous job function. They include jobs such as:
  • Working in a confined space, 
  • Working at heights,
  • Welding and cutting, or 
  • Working on “live” electrical equipment. 
Our experience includes documentation and permitting for: Hot Work, Confined Space, Safe Work, and High Voltage.


Safety compliance for machine operation is critical for a safe workplace. Machine guarding is one of OSHA’s 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. An EMDS consultant will help your company develop work instructions for Safe Machine Operation. This includes:
  • Risk identification,
  • Control measures,
  • Protective equipment,
  • Training requirements, and more.
When safety compliance at your company can use an outside review by an expert that works in the field every day, help in documentation and permitting, or obtaining the training required by your team, look no further than EMDS as a valuable partner.

OSHA Supported Standards

Include but are not limited to:

• ISO 9001
• ISO 13485
• ISO 14001 / 50001
• ISO 18000
• ISO 22000
• IATF 16949
• M 1003