The services provided by the CSH are free of charge, confidential, and conducted only at the request of the business employers. The CSH is staffed with experienced safety consultants and industrial hygienists who conduct consultative surveys at industrial sites, construction projects, medical facilities and other on-site locations. During the consultation visit, an opening conference is held to present the consultant's credentials, define the consultation procedure, and explain employer's recordkeeping and program requirements under the law. Also during the opening conference the employer's obligations are addressed. The employers must agree to correct all identified imminent danger and serious hazards. A review of the recordkeeping and required programs will be conducted. During a conducted tour of the survey site or facility, production processes, methods of operation, and facilities are assessed for potential and observed hazards. Health and safety conditions present in the workplace are evaluated by the use of appropriate monitoring and testing equipment. A brief closing conference is held to review the observed safety and health hazards and to suggest initial corrective measure. The consultant then prepares a technical report to describe any hazards as related to applicable standards and to make recommendations for correction and/or control measure. Mutually agreed-upon hazard abatement dates are addressed in the report.