In this episode, Shari interviews Michelle A. Mathews about OSHA regulations and the common mistakes HR professionals make when preparing for an OSHA inspection. Michelle highlights the need for proper documentation and not providing too much information during an inspection. This episode provides valuable information for HR professionals looking to navigate OSHA regulations effectively.
Michele has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources Management, Safety Program Development, and Risk Mitigation experience spanning multiple industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and nonprofit. Her duties ranged from developing and constructing new buildings and multi-facility acquisition through all multi-facility strategic operations. She is passionate about helping organizations and their staff thrive by returning the Human aspect to Human Resources and Safety and bringing forward inclusive and equitable opportunities for all.
She started Mathews’ HR & Safety Consulting Services in 2017 as the trusted advisor for small and medium-sized business owners with the areas she believes are their most significant asset, their staff. Michele presents nationally on important Risk Management, Safety, and Human Resources topics for public and private sector businesses due to her recognition for helping companies successfully bring employees back safely during COVID.
Michele is a Safety Management Specialist (SMS), an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for both Construction Industry & General Industry, and an Authorized CPR/AED/First Aid Trainer. She has designations for the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Professional Human Resources (PHR), and Workforce Investigations Specialist. Additionally, Michele earned an MBA with an HR Management concentration, a BA in Human Resources Management, and an AA in Psychology.