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Interpreting OSHA Multi-Employer Worksite Responsibility - 'You Can Run But You Cannot Hide' (CCL773H)

  • Product Format
    Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
    John J. Meola
  • Conference Date
    Thu, July 20, 2017
  • Length
    60 minutes

Multi-Employer Worksite Rule – What It Implies for Proof of Responsibility Equation

OSHA learned many years ago that most contractors and construction companies are highly expert at making excuses to evade their responsibility for safety rule violations. This was called the ‘run-around’, and it required an advanced skill level of evasion and denial. OSHA soon caught on to this ruse and said ‘Enough”! They have since devised what is called the ‘Multi-Employer Worksite Rule’, which basically reverses the equation for proof of responsibility for safety performance on a job site.

OSHA has basically adopted the position the ALL parties will be found guilty and penalized for infractions. The exact formula for structuring this penalty is the subject of this webinar. Suffice to say, while you can study the entrails for signs of the future, the smart money is investing in beefing up your overall level of safety competency in order to avoid getting sucked into this mess in the first place.

Join this webinar by expert speaker John J. Meola, as he discusses the four distinct levels of accountability in the OSHA Contractor hierarchy:
1)         Creating
2)         Controlling
3)         Exposing;
4)         Correcting
Each of these levels has safety responsibilities and accountabilities for their employees and interactions on a job site. The actual rubric of the definition is written in the language of highly densified legalese because that is where many of the contested citation cases end up, particularly those for multiple serious, repeat or willful citations. John will describe the proven tactics of compliance to minimize your risk of getting named in the citation. It is unlikely that a company will entirely avoid being named in the OSHA Complaint, but there are ways to minimize your pain, and by attending this webinar, you will learn the methodology to achieve a reasonably secure layer of protection.

Session Highlights

  • Structure your safety program for effectiveness in preventing accidents and achieving regulatory compliance
  • Educate and empower your employees to work safely and represent your company as a safe employer. This is particularly important for self-directed employee work teams with working foreman. We can’t have supervisors everywhere at all times.
  • Create enough ‘Defensive Paper’ in your document library to protect you from allegations of negligence and willful misconduct. This is very helpful when proving that your actions were ‘reasonable’ in light of the circumstances and situation.
  • Learn about the arcane vocabulary of OSHA Multi-Employer Worksite penalty structure, with definitions translated into understandable concepts
  • Understand the safety protocols to follow during an OSHA inspection or investigation
  • Continually improve your safety program toward best industry practices
  • Establish a leadership position in the hierarchy of job site safety

Who should attend

  • Safety Managers
  • Safety and Health Managers
  • Safety Directors
  • Risk and Insurance Managers
  • Contracting Officers
  • Purchasing Agents
  • QA/QC Personnel
  • General Contractors
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Business Managers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Bonding Agents
  • Superintendents
  • Owners Technical Representatives
  • Lenders Technical Advisers
  • Loan Officers
  • Developers
  • Commercial Real Estate Agents
  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Planners
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Supervisors
  • Claim adjusters
  • Lawyers
  • Attorneys
  • Para-legals
  • Defense Attorneys
  • 3rd Party Claim Attorneys
  • Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Insurance attorneys
  • Inspectors
  • Loss Control Managers
  • Loss Control Representatives
  • Safety Inspectors
  • Clerk of the Works
  • Code Enforcement Officers

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About the Presenter(s)


In addition to being a heavily credentialed Safety Professional, John J. Meola, CSP, ARM has a BA Degree in English Literature and Education, which combine to make him a very effective teacher- trainer-presenter, for safety concerns, but also for organization development, leaders...More Info

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