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Steve Medellin

Steve Medellin

Senior Risk Management Consultant

Steve is a 30-year veteran of risk management services for both governmental and private industries. With his background, Steve is able to answer regulatory questions and help customers improve their safety culture. During his consultation visits, he focuses his efforts to ensure that both staff and management are educated and equipped to bring forth a safety culture within their own organization. Steve is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and stays up to date on the latest trends in safety.

Posts by Steve...

OSHA Penalties are Increasing

March 22, 2017 by Steve Medellin No comments

The good old days of having the OSHA penalty structure set for a long period of time is officially over.  For the past 16 years, there were no changes to the OSHA penalties.  However, that is now going to change …  Read more …

Who Has to Provide the Personal Protective Equipment for Employees?

January 26, 2017 by Steve Medellin 1 comment

I had just completed the Intro to OSHA class for a company when the employees notified me that they must pay for their own hardhats and safety glasses. I approached the general manager of the company I was doing the class …  Read more …

A Fall Protection Scenario

December 12, 2016 by Steve Medellin No comments

I am walking a jobsite to conduct a Risk Assessment for a contractor when I come up to a excavation of 10-feet that is in plain sight and not protected from falling in to it.  First question, that enters my …  Read more …

Eyewash Stations – Where to Place Them, and How Many You Should Have

September 12, 2016 by Steve Medellin No comments

Consider this scenario You are working with a harsh acid without eye protection, some splashes in your eye—all you see is blindness and all you feel is burning.    You need to get to the eye wash station ASAP.  Can you remember …  Read more …

Who has to complete a hazard assessment?

February 23, 2015 by Steve Medellin No comments

As a prior OSHA enforcement officer I have conducted many inspections of jobsites and shops for various industries to view their operations.  Prior to commencing, I would usually ask two Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) related questions: What PPE must I …  Read more …

What can I do to prevent an OSHA inspection?

May 23, 2014 by Steve Medellin 1 comment

What can I do to prevent an OSHA inspection?  This is a question that nearly every employer wonders about.  Unfortunately, the short answer to this question is: Nothing.  However, you can reduce your odds of having an OSHA inspection by …  Read more …