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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...

Horizontal and Vertical Standards – What’s the Difference?

October 9, 2017 by Steve Medellin No comments

I was told once that if an OSHA Compliance Safety & Health Officer (CSHO) cited me in the wrong book (for example a construction company cited in 29 CFR 1910 General Industry) that the citation would be thrown out. Is …  Read more …

SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

August 2, 2017 by Steve Medellin No comments

SASVEEK is not the sister of Sasquatch, but rather, an acronym for the tenets of a sound (and just) OSHA violation. Criteria must be met for Compliance Safety Health Officers (CSHOs) to have a solid case to support a citation. …  Read more …

OSHA: Strategies for When They Inspect You

July 7, 2017 by Steve Medellin No comments

No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve encountered, the thought of an inspector knocking may make you anxious. Often, OSHA inspectors will arrive without providing advanced notice – only adding to the uncertainty and anxiety. However, by knowing …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin 1 comment

What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

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 …