Safety Standards Discussed on America’s Work Force

Rick Dvorak, retired compliance, safety and health officer with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 31 to discuss safety standards in work places.

Dvorak, retired officer with OSHA spoke about procedures that they would go through to ensure a company’s safety standards are up to code. He explained how planned inspections go and how OSHA prioritizes certain issues over others to ensure the place of business is up to code. Dvorak also talked about how a business operation could be reported and an OSHA officer could show up for a random inspection if they had just cause and a warrant to investigate. On the topic of accidents in the workplace, he mentioned that an OSHA officer has eight hours to appear on site to document what happened so they can begin their investigation on how or why the accident occurred. Lastly, he spoke about the younger generations being more prominent in the workforce.

Captain Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Police spoke about the outreach from the community. He talked about the Patrol Officer, Derek Owens Memorial Park and how different local unions reached out to help build portions of the park. Capt. Sulzer also talked about organized labor in Cleveland and their efforts to better the community. He mentioned that the carpenters built a free library in Cleveland for kids to have access to books and a place to study.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about healthcare workers in Seattle walking off the job to strike for better pay and improved working conditions.


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