START Participation

Photo courtesy of L&I. Work Force Development Center was presented their START certificate on January 7, 2015

L&I consultation visits are a no-charge, confidential service.

Photo courtesy of L&I.

How do I participate in START?

To participate in START, you must

  • Microsoft Word documentfill out a START commitment letter (37 KB DOC);
  • request a full service safety, health and risk management consultations from your local L&I Consultation office that will involve a comprehensive review of your company's safety and health program;
  • involve employees in the consultation process;
  • correct all hazards identified by the consultants;
  • maintain your company's Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rate and Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate below the national average for your industry; and
  • agree to notify your local consultation office prior to making any changes in the working conditions or processes that may introduce new hazards into the workplace.

Businesses that achieve START status will be approved for a period of 1 year initially with 2 additional renewals possible at 18 months and 24 months.

Companies that successfully complete the final 24 months will be eligible for graduation from START.

How do I learn more about the START program?

To learn more, contact the START coordinator:

START Coordinator
Division of Occupational Safety & Health
Department of Labor & Industries
360-902-5735

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