Gary Blake

Gary Blake is the Vice President of Industrial Development at Safety Plus, Inc. He holds a degree in Industrial Technology for the University of Wisconsin and has worked in Safety and Logistics with Industrial, Maritime, and Construction companies throughout the country. In 2001 Gary began working with Safety Plus, Inc providing management services and assisting Owner Clients on preparing for regulatory audits with primary focus on OSHA-related issues. Over the past decade his focus has been on developing SPI’s Industrial Services Division with Safety Professional and Rescue Teams providing specialized services around the country. Gary has certifications in Safety/IH/Quality Control and is involved in multiple industry-related professional organizations. He is a father of two and currently resides in Mobile, AL with his wife Sue.

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Articles by Gary Blake


Should you contest an OSHA citation? Should you contest an OSHA citation? Should you contest an OSHA citation? Should you contest an OSHA citation?


OSHA citations can be costly, but not all of them are worth contesting. Find out when to contest them and why it's sometimes better to let...

How to handle an OSHA inspection How to handle an OSHA inspection How to handle an OSHA inspection How to handle an OSHA inspection


The OSHA inspector is at your door. What should you do? Follow these steps to avoid or limit the amount of fines.

How to prepare for OSHA audits How to prepare for OSHA audits How to prepare for OSHA audits How to prepare for OSHA audits


If an OSHA inspector came knocking at your door today, would you be ready? These six tips will help you ace OSHA inspections, even if you...

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Things to know about an OSHA investigation Things to know about an OSHA investigation Things to know about an OSHA investigation Things to know about an OSHA investigation


There is always some stress and upheaval when an OSHA compliance officer shows up at your workplace. You can't unreasonably interfere...

Preparing for an OSHA inspection Preparing for an OSHA inspection Preparing for an OSHA inspection Preparing for an OSHA inspection


The first thing you need to know about unexpected OSHA inspections is that you have the right to deny the inspector access at the time of...