Managing OSHA Inspections and Accident Investigations

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Don Dressler
Webinar Id: 800124


One Attendee


Was your company one of the over 50,000 inspected by Federal or a State OSHA this year? If not, will you be prepared as OSHA steps up its enforcement this year? We will cover what triggers an OSHA inspection, what you can expect when an inspector calls on your facility, what your rights and obligations are, should you request a warrant, and what you should do during the inspection and afterwards.

Why you should attend: Every year OSHA inspects thousands of workplaces from coast to coast. The OSHA Act give the Federal and State OSHA agencies the right to conduct workplace inspections to ensure that employees have safe and healthy working conditions. Yet employers, after 40 years of OSHA, still are often unprepared and surprised. This program is a practical, reality based session to help you and your company knows what to expect, how to prepare, avoid surprises and fines from OSHA inspections.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What triggers an inspection?
  • The three phases or steps of an inspection?
  • How to prepare for an inspection?
  • What to do once the inspector arrives?
  • How to handle the "walk through"?
  • Who can an inspector talk to and where can they go?
  • What do you say to an inspector - and what is the meaning of "what you say can and will be used against you"?

Who Will Benefit:
  • Safety Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Human Resources staff
  • General Managers and CEO's
  • Risk Managers

Speaker Profile
Don Dressler has 40 years experience in safety, workers' compensation and human resources. He is a Consultant on insurance and risk management issues for private companies 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. He is founding partner in the human resources firm, Workforce Consultants.

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