Mr. Richard Fazlollahi, District Manager, Cal/OSHA in Anaheim, spoke on Wednesday, August 17, at the monthly lunch meeting of the O.C. Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), at the offices of the Red Cross, in Santa Ana.
Over 75 members and visitors attended the OC ASSE meeting.
Fazlollahi took questions from the audience. He addressed a variety of subjects and spoke at length about OSHA accident reporting and about the continuing fallout of A.B. 2774.
Fazlollahi indicated that what someone says in a Cal/OSHA informal conference can be used against them in a formal appeal hearing, as can any information they submit beforehand.
He also said that police and fire agencies, and hospitals, have to call Cal/OSHA when they treat workers who have been seriously injured in the workplace.
Other highlights of the meeting included Past President Scott Myles receiving an honorary plaque recognizing his service and contributions to the OC ASSE.
OCASSE Member Chairman Jonathan Francisco announced a new membership drive. There will be two raffles this year and members will receive an entry for each new member they recruit. Francisco was also recognized for earning his CSP designation on August 8.
Lastly, there was an announcement that the OCASSE’s holiday dinner will be held this year on a boat, in a cruise of the Newport Harbor, on Dec. 21. The cost will be $40 and will include dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. The menu will feature Mexican food. The event will also be a fundraiser and the funds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
As a bonus, here is a slide show of pictures from the OC ASSE meeting held in July, which featured ASSE President Terrie Norris, who was once a member of the ASSE’s OC chapter.