Richard Kaletsky has been a Safety Consultant since 1992 and specializes in hazard recognition and abatement, site inspection, accident investigation, and citation resolution. He is also a renown teacher instructor and expert witness for people, companies, and attorneys all across the country.
After devoting 20 years with USDOL/OSHA and frequently serving as Acting Area Director, he gained a wealth of hands-on experience which led to numerous private sector accolades and educational institutions seeking his knowledge. Some of which he pursued such as teaching occupational safety and health at the undergraduate level at the University of New Haven, Mitchell College, and Housatonic Community College, and at the graduate level at the University of New Haven. He was also a faculty member of the National Business Institute, the Institute of Business Law, and the Council on Education in Management.
He has given approximately 300 presentations (as OSHA employee and as self-employed safety consultant) to schools, labor, corporations, management, associations, insurance groups, and miscellaneous organizations. Much of his expertise has been shared in videos, and quoted in Safety + Health magazine, Occupational Hazards magazine, a publication of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, Logistics Management, Catalog Age magazine, Forging magazine, and ADA Compliance Guide. He authored the highly acclaimed book “OSHA Inspections: Preparation and Response”, which gives an insider’s perspective on how to prepare for, respond to, and work through an OSHA site inspection. It’s not uncommon for fortune 500 companies, universities, and OSHA officials to rely on the fine tuned easy to understand instruction of this book.