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Michael Aust, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor

Mr. Michael Aust, CECM, MS, Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor. Mr. Aust is the President and Owner of 1030 Communications, LLC. Mr. Aust has a Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management and is a Certified Environmental Compliance Manager #5678. Mr. Aust also served as the management representative for various safety and environmental management systems throughout his career. He is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for both General Industry and Construction Industry. Michael has provided safety management expertise and regulatory compliance to a variety of industries since 1995. His extensive experience in the safety and health field has been earned from working in a variety of different types of organizations within the private sector. He has developed and implemented safety management systems for organizations without such processes and has helped mature management systems for Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies. Some highlights of his involvement in professional organizations include; Security Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), Safety Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), American Society of Safety Engineers, South Louisiana S.T.E.P.S. AdHoc Committee Member, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance (GBRIA) Owner Entry Requirements Committee, American Society of Safety Engineers Grapevine Chapter Section Chairperson. Mr. Aust has provided safety auditing, inspecting and training services for companies such as US Fusion, The TopCor Companies, BP North America, Honeywell, Gulf South Safety Consultants, The Commodore Corporation – Indiana Division, JE Spear Consulting, Ivy Tech Corporate College, Eaton and The Andersons to only name a few. He is also a content contributor for various safety newsletters and blogs.
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Keep Cool or OSHA Will Bring the Heat: Summertime Tips for Food Workers

Jul 26 2016
Jul 26 2016

Summer is here, and for some it’s a time of rest and relaxation, but for food workers it can be the most physically taxing time of the year. The thousands of workers who make their living while exposed to the heat—indoors or out—are at an increased risk during the dog days of summer. In the food industry, heat illness is an often overlooked occupational injury, but the good news is that heat-related hazards can be prevented or minimized.

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Topics: Workplace Safety

3 Most Common OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes

Jun 2 2016
Jun 2 2016

When organizations within the food industry attempt to comply with OSHA standards and regulations, there are three common compliance mistakes that I routinely observe as an auditor. Each could easily trigger an OSHA enforcement action. First, employers often fail to review relevant OSHA interpretation letters, directives, or the OSHA Field Operations Manual for guidance. Second, employers do not document non-recordable cases and reasons why they are not considered recordable. Finally, employers are not specific in the details when documenting a recordable event. To address these mistakes, I’ve outlined more specific information below on each to help you mitigate the risk of non-compliance – or worse, an enforcement action.

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Topics: Workplace Safety