Gary Heppner

Osha Safety Advisor, Risk Management Audit LLC

Gary Heppner specializes in Safety/OSHA compliance, setting up safety programs and managing open injury claims in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. As an insurance broker and agency owner for 30 years, he handled a large number of workers compensation accounts, gaining expertise and experience that most safety consultants lack. Assisted with over 23 OSHA Consultative Visits from OSHA over the last 19 years. Speaking on Webinars Monthly to all 50-states for the last 1.5 years. Held 1-hour webinar to equipment rental agencies in North America. Featured one month in Equipment rental agencies monthly magazine. Conducted over 100 + "OSHA Mock OSHA Audits" for clients to determine compliance

Currently working with four accounts at a time out of California, two of which are roofers in the past 2- years. Both roofers underwent and passed an on-site OSHA audit because they are “high hazard employers. Today, he has a success rate of 95% in reducing claims and increasing communication between employers and those involved in safety compliance, which translates into lower premiums for his clients and thus increased profits.

Recorded-webinar by: Gary Heppner

    • 60 mins

      Red Flags that can render your OSHA Safety Program Completely Useless

      OSHA & EHS

      Workplace safety is still a critical component of any industry's success, but it doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Modern industrial workplaces have a plethora of safety features in place to keep workers safe. Nonetheless, workplace injuries continue to be a major issue. New technologies and the latest and greatest advances tend to get the most attention, but ignoring the fundamentals of safety can bring everything to a halt.

      Most employers and supervisors are not confident their current safety program will pass an OSHA audit in the event of a serious injury. You are gambling on the possibility of thousands of dollars in citations. California citation is $18,000 per citation. Other states around $14,000 per citation. To tune up your program usually costs less than $1,000. Is this worth the gamble?

      Most worker's compensation carriers are willing to more than cover the expense of having a well-run program.

    • 60 mins

      Occupational Safety and Health Administration in CONSTRUCTION-OSHA 2023

      OSHA & EHS

      Construction is a high-hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.

      Join this session with OSHA expert Gary Heppner who will share his over 40 years of experience in assisting employers to meet the OSHA regulations that apply to their business.  Common safety issues will be addressed with solutions to assist in passing an OSHA audit resulting from a serious on-job injury. Mr. Heppner will also be available to assist supervisors who may have unique safety issues.

    • 60 mins

      How to confirm your OSHA Injury & Illness Program will pass an Audit by OSHA

      OSHA & EHS

      An OSHA safety auditor will review your written OSHA Safety program and compare it to their OSHA regulations. Safety audits follow strict guidelines and have specific questions that must be addressed in order to be in compliance. Failure to pass a safety audit can lead to OSHA citations. 

      The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that the 2022 Form 300A must be posted from February 1st to April 30, 2023.

      If OSHA is auditing as the result of a serious injury, citations will be issued if safety training was not given that contributed to the injury. Currently the minimum amount per citation is $15,000+