RR 412: Dave Fischer – OSHA and Labor Law Expert Helps You Minimize Fines and Get Compliant

California Employer’s Services was started in 1997.  The goal was to get employers compliant with both OSHA and California Labor Laws.  Today the laws are so complex that it is really difficult for employers to comply without a Compliance Coach.  Today’s message to employers is that compliance only counts before, before the knock on the door from OSHA, or before the letter of intent to sue from an employees attorney.  Our track record makes it clear that we have been successful in making compliance easy. In 2018 we had over 20 cases before OSHA, and we did not lose one. We are passionate about employers rights and it shows.  We provide employers with all the tools they need to get and stay in compliance with both OSHA and Labor Laws.  

All about employers protecting their rights.

Key Talking Points:

  • CAL OSHA stricter than Federal OSHA
    • Grinder violation $8,000 fine and serious offense
    • Eyewash station $18,000 fine without one
    • Cracked outlet cover fine
    • Fire extinguisher inspection fine
  • New regulations- now need written safety policies or will be fined
    • Enforcement officers- can enforce laws any way they want to, very objective
    • Three types of enforcement officers
      • Bambi-Easy going, give donut and good to go
      • Blue collar- follows rules, consistent and constant
      • Tyrant- will fine you for everything possible
  • Compliance coach
    • Virtually impossible for employers to comply without a coach
    • Need to be protected and covered
  • Labor laws- wages/hourly
    • Misclassification of employees
  • Advice
    • Don’t ignore compliance, be proactive, get good policies and adhere to those policies
    • When OSHA comes will you be prepared?


  • Thanks to Dave Fischer for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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