Cal/OSHA Inspections and Citations - Proven Strategies for Success

Instructor: Don Dressler
Product ID: 703007
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar will review recent inspection focus areas by Cal-OSHA inspectors, discuss how you should prepare for the inspection, and demonstrate proven strategies that will help you be successful both during the inspection as well as afterwards if there are violations and citations to deal with.

Why Should You Attend:

A Cal-OSHA inspection can get complicated quickly. When you consider all of the potential violations that could occur based on the almost infinite Cal-OSHA regulations, it can feel like you are already behind the power curve. Inspectors are looking much closer at Illness and Injury Prevention Plans (IIPP), Hazard Identification, Fall Protection, Heat Illness, and Training programs. Because of budget issues, fines and penalties appear to be larger.

This training will provide the attendees a comprehensive strategy that will help them prepare for an inspection, explain what to do and not to do during the inspection, and lay out approaches for dealing with citations and penalties. The course will also discuss how to handle request for documents and provide insight into how to effectively manage the closing conference, follow-up requests, and informal settlement discussions. Attendees will also learn how to handle inspectors’ interviews with employees and how to effectively interact with inspectors.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Overview of the Cal-OSHA inspection process
  • What triggers a Cal-OSHA inspection- serious injury, complaint, being in high hazard industry, being high hazard employer, etc.
  • How to effectively prepare and what to have in place before the inspector arrives
  • How to manage the inspection process
  • How to assure that that all employer and worker rights are honored and the required process is followed by the inspector
  • How to handle request for documents such as audits, training records, accident reports, near-miss reports
  • How to effectively manage the closing conference, follow-up requests, and informal settlement discussions
  • How to handle employee interviews
  • How to document what the “inspector documents” through the use of notes, photographs and videos
  • How to effectively dialogue and disagree with inspectors
  • Review of recent inspection focus areas by Cal-OSHA inspectors
  • What to do if the violations get nasty and when and how to find outside legal and technical assistance

Who will Benefit:

  • Safety professionals
  • Consultants
  • Operations Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Supervisors
  • Management Development Staff
  • Internal Auditors

Instructor Profile:

Don Dressler, has 40 years’ experience in safety, workers' compensation and human resources. He is a Consultant on insurance and risk management issues on workers compensation insurance and safety. Mr. Dressler is also an Attorney focusing on employment and human resources issues, accident investigations and OSHA compliance and workers' compensation defense. A former CEO of a workers' compensation insurer, he is admitted to the California Bar and the Federal Courts. A graduate of Stanford Law School has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA from Kansas State University. He is author of California Office Safety and How to Write Your Company's Safety Plan. He is Safety Group Manager for 3,500 legal and financial firms in California and also advises individual clients.

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