Certified Safety Professional & Hazardous Materials Manager, KPA
Tedd Ullmann is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager who has worked with KPA since 2008. He previously worked with a Carlsbad, CA based compliance firm, where he worked as a Regulatory Specialist.
Ullmann holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Environmental Policy. He is a certified Forklift Operator, and holds DOT certification in the transportation of hazardous materials. He is also HAZWOPER certified, holds certification in Commercial and Industrial Storm Water Management from the State of California, and is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Session 2 - How to Survive an OSHA Visit
October 14, 2021, 9:55 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
As most safety professionals know, a key component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and enforcement program is the inspection process. Although OSHA has a strong commitment to inspections, it’s not possible for the agency to inspect the millions of workplaces it covers annually; therefore, its investigators must prioritize among imminent-danger situations, fatalities/catastrophes, complaints, referrals, follow-ups, and planned/programmed investigations.
And every workplace is unique, as is each inspector. Refusing to consent to a voluntary inspection may lead the compliance safety and health officer to seek a warrant for a broader workplace inspection. Insisting on too many limits to the scope of an inspection can raise suspicions about potential violations. And do you know what the cost of an OSHA violation is? In 2021, it’s $13,653 per violation!
How do you think your company would fare if an OSHA inspector showed up tomorrow? If that idea makes you nervous, then you won’t want to miss this informative session!
KPA's OSHA expert will discuss:
• What triggers OSHA inspections;
• What to expect when OSHA shows up and how to respond;
• What your organization should have in place at all times to be prepared for an inspection;
• The steps OSHA compliance inspectors must follow during an inspection;
• How to appropriately participate actively (and passively) in an inspection;
• Strategies for handling requests for documents such as audits, accident investigations, and near-miss reports;
• How to best handle questions and interviews, especially those with employees;
• Strategic ways to handle the opening and closing conferences;
• Proven strategies for responding to citations, informal negotiations, and the formal appeals process;
• And more!