A major indicator of business success is return on investment. A safe and healthful workplace will reduce employers' cost of doing business and contribute to their return on investment in both the short and the long term. Using the CSH is using the employers' own tax dollars to help reduce costs. The CSH is 90% funded through OSHA and 10% by the State of Mississippi. As stated, the service is free in that the company pays no fees to the University for the consultation service although the employer may incur cost to correct any hazards that might be identified. The consultant does not issue citations or propose penalties. Another benefit of using the CSH is that the service is confidential. No state or federal agency is notified that the consultation has taken place. The Consultation Program is independent of Federal or State OSHA enforcement. By voluntarily correcting safety and health hazards in the workplace and developing required programs and training the employees on the programs, the employer shows a good-faith effort to the company employees and federal and state regulatory agencies.