OSHA Compliance Assistant Specialist Tool Overview
Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus
OSHA Compliance Assistant Specialist Tool Overview
October 12, 2022
In this episode, Sheldon goes over the OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Tool. This tool can be used for your safety consulting business to get your new or prospective client to be OSHA compliant. This is a step by step tool used to assist business owners with understanding what is necessary for OSHA compliance in their specific industry.
Keywords: OSHA, Safety, EHS, Safety Consulting, Consultant, Safety and Health, Sheldon Primus, Primus, US, Government, Compliance Assistance, Regulation, OSHA standards, CFR, General Industry, Construction, Worker safety, Safety FM, General Duty Clause, Compliance Assistance, Compliance Enforcement, Written Safety Programs, Control of Hazardous Energy, Safety Training

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[00:00:18] spk_1: Welcome to the safety consultant podcast. I'm your host, Sheldon Primus, that's the podcast where I teach you the business of being a safety consultant. We talk about a whole bunch of things including OSHA compliance and we talk about just all kinds of stuff related to your safety consulting business including your welfare and your mental and everything. Spiritual, all that. That's all part of being your own boss, you gotta take care of all. So this week we're going to focus on something called from OSHA and it's a compliance assistance specialist tool that they have. This is a great tool. I used to start specifically with new clients just so I know how to get them going with compliance assistance in your country. It might be different. Hopefully our agency has something similar but it's the things I'll tell you, it might be typical for certain industries. So we're going to just focus in on that those of you in the U. S. You're going to get the benefit of being able to use the ocean website. So what I'm going to do right now and uh oh I forgot to tell you for those of you that want to see this, go to safety consultant dot tv safety consultant dot tv. And uh you wanna check out, you want to do S. C. 101 code, You know what that code is. Is it is a code that is going to give you a month free so you can watch this video, you can watch all the videos, you can see uh my safety programs, video. So this is gonna go hand in hand with that one. And I do list out a whole bunch of different programs that you would need to help your clients, but not only then on safety consultant dot tv, you can watch this Roku and amazon, uh fire stick tv and and all kinds of stuff, Apple Tv and everything else. But the benefit is you can also go online and on the sample programs that I tell you guys about, you can also download them so you can have a copy of these programs. So as I'm going through the compliance assistance to right now, you're also going to have the availability to go to safety consultant dot tv Check out. You're going to code S C 101. And that code is going to give you a month free. You can watch my step by step on how to do exactly what I'm telling you to do right now on the Ocean website and then a bunch of other videos related to that to uh related to your business. Alright. So this is how we're going to work this one out. So I am going to take you to OSHA dot gov. So that's OSHA's website if you're not aware. So OSHA dot gov. And what you wanna do is kind of hover your mouse over the heading that says help and resources. And there's a little drop down menu there too on that. You're gonna see on the right size, compliance assistance resources once you get to that and you want to get to the very first resource which is called compliance assistance specialist. So that resource right there is going to give you a whole bunch of things that OSHA says uh these are important for you to help you with compliance if you have these hazards at your facility, if your workers are exposed to this type of hazard. So you got just stuff on construction, Covid 19 Fall Protection Healthcare, labor rights, weak manufacturing, severe weather, suicide prevention, trenching, excavation. Those are some of the things that right now uh the compliance Assistance specialist program has for you. Uh So that's gonna be the first page. We're gonna look at uh second page. Well, again, you really wanna go through this, get a nice good view on what to do here. But the compliance assistant specialist, uh it is a really good program. So I'm going to click on the construction one and when I select the construction one is telling me a little bit about the OSHA regions that have focused construction events. So it just tells you, you know what uh what areas uh when you click on that specialist in action, what that is, is like real time information that's going to help you right now. Alright, so I'm gonna go back and uh on the very top those of you that are watching my videos so that I just clicked over to help for employers. Those you're listening on a podcast. That's the wording you're going to be looking for on that uh that page that was a compliance assistant specialist page. Very top underneath the headings of OSHA standard enforcement topics and so on. That's where you're going to see that that help for employers. So as you scroll down on that page over there, you're gonna see a bunch of help for employers including the compliance specialist help. So I'm gonna select that one. But there's a compliance assistance quick start. That's the wording that you're gonna wanna look for. If you want to get directly there, here's the U. R. L. OSHA dot gov forward slash compliance assistance forward slash quick starts. So that's gonna be the full U. R. L. That you're going to be going to. There's a general industry, there's a construction one and then there's a healthcare one. So what this is, it's actually OSHA's guidance to you as to if you are starting a business in general industry, construction or healthcare, these sort of things that are going to help you with compliance. So just for for this education and obviously for those watching the video you're gonna get to see me click. But what I'm gonna do right now is just go through general industry real quick just so you can get a feel of what what resources are there for you. So they break it into steps and step one is truly uh, the requirements for general industry that are most uh, most popular if you will most used the hazard communication standards, the emergency action plan, Standard fire safety, exit routes, walking and working surface medical first aid. So regardless of what general industry you're in, chances are those are some of the things that you're going to do. So those are the most applied general industry standards by employers. That's step one. Step two is requirements that may apply to your workplace. So then they go specifically into uh, into certain hazards that may be in your workplace. So you want to kind of look through those different hazards. And if you see one, then that means you're going to probably need a written program for that. Some training and a few other things. Step three tells you to survey your workplace for additional hazards. So truly this is your opportunity at this point, especially as a consultant to say, hey, I could do an OSHA mock OSHA walkthrough for you or a mock regulatory agency, walk through whatever your agency is. So then you're going to walk through the facility and you're looking for all kinds of hazards. You've got the common hazards that was in Step one and now that you're going to find extra hazards because chances are, you will, because it's specialties in business. Then at that point, what you're going to do is you're going to end up uh, making a list of deficiencies. Not having a program for some of these deficiencies is where it's going to lead you to giving them a quote to help them with that. Oh, she's quick start guide. Also goes to step four where you want to develop a comprehensive job site safety and health program. Again, this is coming from all the hazards that you just witnessed. Uh and then from there you can create a new program and that's, you know, billable billable hours right there, Step five is you're going to train your employees. So that's what OSHA is saying. Step five is so not only can you get your client written program and OSHA does have the listing of programs you should be looking for, but then they need training. Uh So there's a full OSHA training resource page that shows you some training information. You could go to that and I'll tell you by OSHA, uh there's for OSHA, they have different parts. One part is for maritime, ones, for agriculture, ones for construction and once for general industry, those are OSHA's jurisdiction. So for each part, uh there are specific sub parts that have training requirements. So as you look through that now, you could create a proposal for your client using that resource sheet for those of you that are watching this on safety consultant dot tv I'm going to select that real quick. Uh and you're gonna see where there's a bunch of different resources related to training. The thing that I just mentioned training requirements and resources is on that page and you're going to look for a picture with a guy holding what looks like a self retracting lifeline and he's kind of like holding it up in the air and above him has words training requirements and resources from there. You select that and you've got a whole bunch of different training requirements and there's one that says training requirements by standards. That's the one that I specifically just talked about. So once you get to that you're gonna see for all the subparts in every part again apart general industry, construction, maritime and agriculture, those our oceans for jurisdictions. So for every part there's going to be sub parts that have training requirements. And then for those training requirements, that's truly what you're going to be using for your clients and you're gonna put together a program for them. Step six out of the seven steps is recordkeeping and reporting and posting. So that's going to get you to OSHA recordkeeping for injury and illness in 1904. that part and you just want to really go over that with your client, just make sure that they are going to be compliant with the record keeping rules and then seven says find additional compliance information. All that step seven is is just extra stuff that you could give to your client to help them that stuff you're going to be doing. So this is going to be you reviewing this information here and being able to help your client. So that is a nice review. I really just wanted you to look at that compliance assistance Quick start tool. It's very important helps quite a bit that you are L direct again is OSHA dot gov forward slash compliance assistance forward slash quick starts. Do that. It's gonna help you out ranking. Well, thanks for hanging out with me. Have yourself a great rest of the week. Look at them.

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