Real Life OSHA
It seems that working with OSHA comes with owning a shop, and can often be a headache, but here are some tips to relieve that pain.
Rob Medlock is the senior vice president of general industry for SCT, a woman-owned business enterprise delivering comprehensive occupational safety and health solutions to both the public and private sectors. SCT’s mission is to provide clients with reliable and responsible services that will save costs and create efficiencies without compromising environmental, occupational, and engineering quality. They handle Occupational Health Solutions, Workplace Audits & OSHA Compliance Solutions, Safety and Health Training Programs, Comprehensive Engineering Services and Expert Witness Services.
Rob has led the Cleveland area OSHA Office for 20 years as area director. He has both internal and external perspectives about OSHA, its procedures and compliance inspections. A key component of his role with OSHA was to determine whether employers violated safety standards and their degree of responsibility in workplace compliance. He has presided over approximately 4,750 OSHA Settlement Conferences with employers who were cited by OSHA for violations of the OSHA Standards.
Here are his do's and don'ts when working with OSHA and how to be prepared for and handle an on-site OSHA inspection.
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