Speaker: Lowell Randel
Date: December Wednesday 7th
Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
Duration: 60 Minutes
Product Code: 700620
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing its enforcement activities in many industries. Learn what you can do to be prepared for surviving an OSHA audit at your facility.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) mission is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. As a part of working towards this mission, OSHA conducts workplace inspections across the country.
Why Should You Attend:
OSHA has been increasing its inspection intensity in recent years. In fiscal year 2015, OSHA conducted over 35,000 inspections, the majority of which were unannounced. OSHA has also recently made significant increases to its penalty amounts for citations. The agency’s current philosophy is that major citations should be publicized to deter other companies from slipping out of compliance.
Better understanding the OSHA compliance inspection process and what you can do to be ready for an inspection can help you avoid being the subject of the next OSHA press release highlighting company citations. How you handle the inspection itself can also play an important role in the outcome. Finally, it is important to understand your options after the inspection is complete.
Join this webinar to learn best practices for what you should do before, during and after an OSHA inspection.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
- Recent OSHA Audit inspection trends
- Most frequently issued OSHA citations
- Recent changes to the OSHA penalty structure
- Recent changes to how OSHA weights different types of inspections
- Tips for OSHA audit
- OSHA inspection process
- Do’s and Don’ts During an OSHA inspection
- What to expect after an OSHA inspection?
- Considerations for contesting citations
- How to prepare for an OSHA inspection
- Best practices during an OSHA inspection
- What to do after an OSHA inspection
Who Will Benefit:
- Employers subject to OSHA Regulations
- Facility Managers
- Environmental Safety and Health Professionals
- Compliance Officers
- Safety Managers/ Trainers
- Operations Managers
Lowell Randel currently serves as Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). He is responsible for advancing the industry’s interests with the U.S. Congress and Administration and helps association member’s deal with regulatory compliance, with an emphasis on EPA, OSHA, and DHS. Lowell has over 20 years of experience working in Washington, DC ranging from private sector representation to government service.
Prior to joining GCCA, Lowell served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While in this role, Lowell worked closely with the Secretary of Agriculture and across all USDA agencies to coordinate legislative policy and functioned as a primary contact between the Department and Congress.
Lowell holds a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and Master’s degree in agricultural development, both from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law.