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OSHA Oops! with GotSafety

Welcome to the OSHA Oops! Podcast brought to you by GotSafety. We understand that safety is boring - but it's also essential. We're here to try and make it easier and more interesting. We have over 30 years of experience with OSHA and workplace safety. So join us for breakdowns of OSHA codes, OSHA updates, news, and more.


Navigating and OSHA Citation | What to Do?
In this enlightening episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast, brought to you by GotSafety, hosts Michael and Rick dive into the crucial steps to take after receiving an OSHA citation. They'll discuss how to effectively navigate the post-citation process, from understanding the citation details to implementing corrective actions. Whether you're a safety manager or a business owner, this episode is packed with expert insights and practical advice to help you maintain a safe and compliant workplace. Tune in to turn your OSHA Oops into proactive safety success!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
05:02 1/31/24
Rebar Risks Revealed: Cal/OSHA's Sharp Standards
Welcome back to another episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast where your hosts Mike and Rick dive deep into the world of workplace safety regulations. This week, we're unraveling the intricacies of impalement protection under Cal/OSHA requirements. Discover the critical importance of guarding exposed rebar, especially those lurking less than 6ft above the working grade, and learn through a cautionary tale of a company that faced a hefty $6,700 fine for non-compliance. Whether you're in the construction industry or just keen on occupational safety, this episode is packed with invaluable insights, expert commentary, and practical tips to keep your site safe and compliant. Tune in now and ensure you're up to date with the latest in impalement protection standards.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:53 12/29/23
The $3,000 Mistake | Propane Tanks & OSHA's Rules
Welcome to this week's episode of 'OSHA Oops!', where hosts Michael and Rick dive into a riveting discussion about a costly oversight involving unstrapped propane tanks, leading to a hefty $3,000 OSHA fine. This episode not only unpacks the specifics of the citation but also offers valuable insights and practical tips on how to avoid similar pitfalls in your workplace. Tune in for an engaging and informative session that blends expert analysis with real-world examples, highlighting the importance of adhering to OSHA regulations for a safer work environment.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:42 12/8/23
Safety Lesson Deep Dive: Recent Requests Explored!
In this special episode of our Safety Podcast, we're taking a deep dive into the most critical safety lesson requests we've received recently. Join us for an informative and enjoyable journey as we gather industry experts to share diverse insights and perspectives, all while having a bit of fun along the way. We'll thoroughly analyze each safety lesson request, discuss best practices, and provide valuable tips to enhance workplace safety. Whether you're a seasoned safety professional or simply passionate about keeping people safe, this episode is a must-listen for those looking to raise safety standards and have a good time doing it. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from top experts and make your workplace safer, all while enjoying the process. Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
71:38 11/6/23
The $3k Fine for Unstrapped Aerial Lifts
In this week's episode of OSHA Oops!, Michael and Rick dive deep into a recent incident that cost a company over $3,000 in fines. Tune in to discover the shocking details behind this safety violation, where employees were found operating aerial lifts without being properly strapped in. Learn about the potential dangers and consequences of neglecting safety protocols, and gain valuable insights on how to prevent similar incidents in your workplace. Don't miss this eye-opening discussion that could save lives and protect your business. Subscribe now for more safety-related content and stay informed on workplace safety regulations!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
04:18 11/6/23
The Debate on Table Saw Hood Guards
Tune into this episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast where Michael and Rick delve into the importance of table saw hood guards. Learn about the OSHA citation that led to a $2,000 fine. Balancing safety with craftsmanship—where do you stand?Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:26 10/13/23
An $18k Lock Out Tag Out Lesson
On this week's episode of OSHA Oops!, we delve deep into a harrowing incident where an employee faced a devastating accident, all due to overlooking a crucial safety procedure: Lock Out Tag Out. Join our Mike and Rick as they dissect what went wrong and how such expensive oversights can be avoided in the future. Discover the true cost of neglecting safety and get equipped with the knowledge to keep your workplace incident-free. Don't let your company get caught in a pickle!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:45 9/22/23
Stepping on Toes: The Price of Ignoring Foot Safety
Welcome to another episode of OSHA Oops! This week, Michael and Rick dive into the shocking case of a company skimping on foot protection while employees navigated around potentially hazardous pallet jacks. Discover the consequences, the importance of proper safety gear, and the lessons that every employer can take away. Don't let safety slip through the cracks; tune in and step up your knowledge with us! Remember, a misstep in safety can be a leap in costs! Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:12 8/11/23
What is the 7ft Rule?
Join Mike and Rick on "OSHA Oops!" as they delve into a shocking workplace safety violation this week! Discover how a company's failure to adhere to the crucial "7 Foot Rule" resulted in a hefty $2,000 fine. Unravel the events that led to this unfortunate incident and gain expert insights into preventing such mishaps. Learn essential tips for fostering a safe workplace culture and staying OSHA-compliant. Don't miss this eye-opening episode packed with valuable lessons for employers and employees alike! Tune in now and subscribe for more gripping stories on workplace safety.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:04 7/28/23
Fan-Tastic Fiasco | When Fingers in Fan Motors Meet OSHA
Get ready for a new episode of the "OSHA Oops!" podcast! Join your hosts Mike and Rick as they delve into the wild world of workplace mishaps and hefty fines. This week, they're spotlighting a jaw-dropping incident involving a company that found itself slapped with a staggering $16,000 fine. Why, you ask? Well, prepare to be amazed as Mike and Rick unravel the tale of an employee who decided to test the power of a fan motor using their own finger! Tune in to discover how this electrifying incident unfolded, and prepare to laugh your way through an eye-opening discussion on the importance of employee training. Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:38 7/14/23
What is the National Safety Council Scholarship Program?
The National Safety Council (NSC) offers various scholarship programs to promote the profession and engage students in the field of safety. The NSC Scholarship Program provides travel grants, cash scholarships, or tuition coverage for NSC Advanced Safety Certificate eligible courses. The Women in Safety Scholarship supports women studying safety in the workplace, and the NSC Diversity in Safety Scholarship Program aims to increase diversity in the occupational health and safety field. The Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Lorraine Pack by inspiring young women to pursue careers in environmental, health, and safety. The NSC Safety Congress & Expo Scholarship allows student members to attend the premier safety conference fully funded. The Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the NSC Construction & Utilities Division. Additionally, the Certificate Assistance Program helps individuals obtain their NSC Advanced Safety Certificate. Students can enjoy benefits such as discounts, job board access, membership in the NSC Young Professionals Division, Safety+Health magazine, exclusive safety talks, and free registration to the NSC Safety Congress & Expo. Application deadlines vary for each scholarship program.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
01:14 7/7/23
Dollar General Fined More Than 15 Million By OSHA Since 2017...
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01:27 4/28/23
049 - The Importance of Proper Lockout Tagout Procedures
Welcome to another episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast. This week, we will take a closer look at the dangers of not using proper lockout tagout procedures in the workplace. We will explore a recent incident that occurred at a car wash company and the consequences they faced for their violations. In this episode, we will examine what happened, what could have been done to prevent it, and what employers can learn from this unfortunate event.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:16 3/24/23
048: The Unusual, The Whimsy, and The Bizarre: Uncommon Safety Lessons Explored
Welcome to another exciting, and rather peculiar, edition of the OSHA Oops podcast! This week, Michael and Sam dive deep into the realm of unconventional safety lessons. We'll be discussing a range of topics from sausage stuffing machines, Segway mishaps, spider web cleaning, and the ever-so-dangerous challenge of dealing with intoxicated country club members. These might sound bizarre, but safety is indeed a top priority in every sphere. Tune in to learn why these oddly specific safety lessons were requested and how they can be enlightening for all.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
25:34 3/17/23
047: Non Emergency COVID 19 Regulations - California Webinar
Michael and Rick discuss California’s new Non-Emergency COVID-19 regulations that just went into effect on February 6, 2023.Here is what you will learn:What has changed from the previous regulation?How long this new regulation will be in place.What your company can do to stay in compliance.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
25:55 3/10/23
046: Small Mistake Turns into Huge Citation
Rick and Michael have a riveting conversation lined up this week on OSHA oops! They will be talking about guardrails - an issue that is not only incredibly important but one that can result in costly fines, as evidenced by the $6k fine that one unfortunate company had to pay for the lack of guardrails on their working platforms. Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:21 3/3/23
045: No Eyewash Station...? Warehouse Fined $5k
Are you curious to learn how a business can receive a hefty fine for something as small as not having an eyewash station in the workplace? Join us for this week's edition of OSHA Oops! Podcast, where Michael and Rick explore one company who learned the hard way what happens when safety protocols are overlooked. Tune in to hear their discussion on how, sometimes even seemingly innocuous rules in the workplace can have serious consequences if not followed. To find out more, be sure to listen to this eye-opening episode before it gets washed away!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:17 2/24/23
044: Lift Trucks are NOT Ladders... $3k Mistake
Itching to hear more from Michael and Rick? This week's episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast is sure to be an eye-opener! In the latest installment, the dynamic duo discusses a company that received a hefty fine due to some dangerous behavior on the job. Believe it or not, the company was fined over $3k because their workers had taken to strolling above ground on guardrails attached to lift trucks. What were they thinking?! Tune in this week as Michael and Rick offer insight into how employers can maintain safer working environments. Don't miss out on another great episode of OSHA Oops! Podcast.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:39 2/17/23
043: ATTENTION! Is Your Company Prepared?
Buckle up, because this week's episode of the OSHA oops podcast is sure to be a rollercoaster. Michael and Rick are delving into an important topic in construction that anyone working in the industry should know about: first aid kit requirements for temporary or short-term construction sites. Listen carefully as the hosts discuss how one unlucky company was fined for failing to meet those very requirements. Tune in now to find out more!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:41 2/10/23
042: Is Your Scaffolding Up To Code?
If you want to know more about why it's so important for construction companies to follow safety regulations, tune in to OSHA oops this week! Michael and Rick will explain the details behind a company that was recently fined $4.5k due to faulty scaffolding. They'll explain why the code was violated and offer advice on how to minimize accidents and long-term costs. Don't miss this fascinating episode of the OSHA oops Podcast!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:51 2/3/23
041: How Often Should You Do Safety Training?
Training is a very important aspect of workplace safety, and unfortunately, this week’s OSHA oops podcast highlights a company that learned that lesson the hard way. The company was slapped with a hefty $3,500 fine for neglecting to do their necessary safety trainings. If you're unsure if you and your team are up to speed on the industry regulations, tune in to hear what Michael and Rick have to say about how to make sure you're doing enough safety trainings. Don't find out too late as this company did - listen in today!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:22 1/30/23
040: Construction Companies! | Don't Make This $13k Mistake
Construction work can be incredibly dangerous, so when risks are taken, serious injuries and citations from OSHA can result! This week on OSHA Oops! our hosts will be discussing the story of a construction company that had to pay out more than $13K for making a large mistake with scaffolding. This mistake was so serious that it resulted in a serious injury. Listen in to find out what happened and hear from our hosts about how this costly situation could have been prevented.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:10 1/20/23
039: Do You Have a Covid-19 Prevention Plan?
In this week's OSHA Oops! Podcast, Michael and Rick discuss how a California company was fined by Cal/OSHA for not having a COVID-19 Prevention Plan available on the job site. Tune in to get the full story of what happened, along with insight into how companies can avoid similar issues down the road. Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:59 1/13/23
038: $4k Citation for Fall Arrest System | How to Avoid the OSHA Fine
Tune into the OSHA Oops Podcast this week to hear hosts Michael and Rick discuss a citation issued to a company due to inadequate safety protocol. Workers at the company were using a reach truck without using a fall arrest system - unaware that they could be putting their lives in danger and facing serious consequences. Learn how to keep your company citation-free by joining Michael and Rick, as they delve into exactly what happened in this case, and what could have been done differently. Don't miss out on valuable tips for avoiding an OSHA citation like this one!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
02:54 1/6/23
037: WARNING! Avoid This Common OSHA Fine...
It's time for yet another exciting episode of OSHA Oops! Podcast. Join Michael and Rick as they discuss one of the most common workplace hazards, and how one company was punished by OSHA. Every workplace needs to be aware of what safety hazards are present and take the correct measures to ensure a safe workplace, so if you don't want an OSHA citation, tune in! Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:00 12/30/22
036: Why OSHA Cracked Down on This Construction Company | Over $20k Citation
Are you ready for another episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast? This week, Michael and Rick dig into an unfortunate incident involving a construction company - with the result being a $20k OHSA citation. Here’s what happened: an employee was struck by a beam that slipped from an overhead sling, causing them to fall 9 feet and sustain a serious injury. Thankfully, they were lucky enough to survive the fall. Tune in to find out more details on how this type of citation could have been avoided. Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:23 12/23/22
035: Why You Can't Afford to Skip Employee Training | $12k OSHA Fine
Michael and Rick are taking a deep dive into the mistakes made by one unfortunate company this week on the OSHA Oops! Podcast. After failing to properly train their employees, one employee sustained a serious injury and ended up getting slapped with a $12k OSHA fine. Tune in for tips from Michael and Rick about avoiding similar pitfalls so you don’t have to pay the hefty penalty that this company did! What could have been done differently to prevent this costly mistake? Find out today!Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
03:58 12/16/22
034: Avoid This $21k Citation | Implementing Safety Manuals
This week, Michael and Rick are engaging in a discussion that is sure to be eye-opening. They are breaking down a real-life example of a company that has been fined over $21k for not properly implementing its IIPP or safety manual. It's important to listen up and stay tuned: it's not just about this particular case; by elaborating on this story, Michael and Rick are providing valuable insight as to how any company can avoid being placed in the same situation.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
05:48 12/9/22
033: SHORING - Why Was This Company Fined?
In this week's episode of the OSHA Oops! Podcast, Michael and Rick are discussing a company that was fined by OSHA because they did not have a permit to dig deeper than 5 feet and they did not have shoring in place to avoid cave-ins. This serves as a reminder that it's always important to follow the rules and regulations set forth by OSHA. Not doing so can not only result in hefty fines but also create dangerous situations for workers. So if you're planning on doing any excavation work, make sure you get the proper permits and put safety first.Follow us on our social media:YouTube:
04:03 10/28/22
032: Table Saws - Save Money and Your Fingers
In this week's episode, Michael and Rick discuss a company that was fined for what a lot of people do, remove the guards and kickback protection on their Table Saws.  They go into why OSHA requires those safety measures and discuss the Stop Saw technology, which is not OSHA-approved.  The company was cited a little over $3k, but a loss of limb could have been a lot greater.Follow us on our social media:YouTube: us on our social media:YouTube:
04:01 10/19/22