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Some of the Latest Foibles

Every couple of weeks, Federal OSHA puts out a newsletter    

( http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/subscribe.html.  It’s free!).  It shows what good stuff is happening in the world of employee safety.  Included are the duds they have investigated.  Some are outrageous (repeat, serious violations).  Others are tragic (preventable injuries and deaths).  Also included are the State Plan enforcement cases.  California has one of these, called CalOSHA.

What are the odds of getting a visit from CalOSHA?  Almost zero.  What if somebody complains?  You will get a letter from CalOSHA, asking for your explanation and steps you will take to correct the reported deficiency.  What if there is a reportable injury?  They will be at your doorstep. 

You can have a company of only five employees or one with a battalion’s-worth of personnel.  Should they visit you, the first thing CalOSHA will ask for will be your INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP 8CCR3203) documents.  From a simple back strain in the office to a mangled hand in a metals shop, a reportable and recordable injury requires a business to have an IIPP.  This is the plan one has to develop, explain and train the company’s safety program.  It can be a simple, ten-page jobby for an insurance office (Hey! What about ergonomics injuries?!) to a binder-full program for a multifaceted, agricultural business.  The IIPP MUST meet and fit your business’ needs.  A generic IIPP, downloaded off the internet, will only attract the ire of a CalOSHA inspector. A stunt like that indicates there is little interest in the safety of your employees.  And, the fines start at $750. 

On the latest list are:

 

Large, Package Delivery Company ($73,000)

·         3203(a)(4):  Hazards Inspections

·         3272(c), (e):  Blocked access

·         3380(f):  Personal Protective Equipment

·         3650(t):  Fork lift violations

 

Pasta Manufacturer ($86,000)

·         3314:  Lock Out/Tag Out

Plumbing Contractor ($91,000)

·         1509:  Accident Prevention Training (Construction)

·         1512(b), (c):  First Aid Training, First Aid Kit Contents

·         1541:  Excavation Safety

·         3395:  Heat Stress Safety

 

Agri-Business Consultants ($42,00)

·         3210(b):  Fall Protection, Aircraft

·         3273(c):  Elevated Platforms

·         3395:  Heat Stress Safety

·         3650(l):  Fork lift violations

 

Construction Contractor ($81,000)

·         3668:  Fork Lift Training

 

Should you have any questions regarding your IIPP (or lack thereof), please feel free to contact us for more information.

 

Our Locations

Basi Insurance Services, Inc. - Corporate Office

1491 East G Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
Main office: 209-847-3065
Toll free: 877-590-4826
Fax: 209-848-4931

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Basi Insurance Services, Inc. - Manteca Office

1000 W. Center Street
Manteca, CA 95337
Main office: 209-823-6886
Toll free: 877-590-4826
Fax: 209-848-4931

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

“Knowledgeable. Returns my calls promptly. Always helpful.”
- Jean B.
“Always available when we need them”
- Andy J.
I have never had an agent come to my place and explain so well what is covered and not covered [referring to agent Pep Sotelo]
- D. Beaty
Thank you again. Number one reason I don’t look for other carriers, You all treat us so well and the customer service is the best.
- Denise Gabriel
I like how personal ALL staff is. They don’t make you feel like a number.
- J. Heedahl-Petersen
The best thing about Basi Insurance is their professionalism, courtesy, and thoroughness. They're always happy to talk with me and help me out. Thank you!
- Patrick C.
“Randy Basi always goes above and beyond to assist us in the best way possible.”
- Cameron S
"Any questions I've ever had are always answered. I am always greeted at the front desk with a smile. {Basi Insurance staff} are always patient with me even if things are ‘complicated’. They have always gone above and beyond the call to help us get the best service possible. GREAT office! Thank you!"
- S. Van Vliet
Jon Mutoza is our agent. We have a lot of different policies with Basi. Jon provides honest, good, prompt customer service. We can pick up the phone and call Jon and he always answers our questions and helps us with our issues.
- Olinda Carvalho
Dale Basi and the whole team at Basi Insurance does an exceptional job with all my insurance needs. I have been with them for over 7 yrs and they have always been there to resolve any problems I have.
- Khanh Dinh
I was surprised and pleased to find the boss HIMSELF come to my place and review my policy. Talk about personal service!
- Cynthia Boyko
The owner and his staff are always very quick to respond to any of my concerns and help me to keep my policies up to date and are always watching my needs.
- Scott Goodreau
Professional staff, with outstanding product knowledge. Fast response to inquiries and great customer service
- Jerry Bettencourt
“Have always appreciated doing business with Randy Basi and the wonderful staff that is always ready to help us over the phone.”
- Stuart B.
We have a complicated policy, so it gets confusing. I usually end up having to call the office ladies; however, these women, and their kind and cheerful personalities, make it easy to stop in and ask whatever questions I have. they do everything they can to help me and ALWAYS do it with a smile.
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We really enjoy speaking to a live person when calling the office.
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I have enjoyed the excellent customer service and attention to me and my family, it is peace of mind to have quality people assisting you when needed
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Great customer service; quick, efficient and polite staff. Problems always get resolved with minimum stress.
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Basi Insurance has served me and my company VERY well. They've solved all the problems we have thrown at them. Keep up the good work!
- Jim Tyson
“Overall, very good service”
- Cynthia B.
Randy Basi and his entire staff have always been kind and curteous to even the dumbest of questions we may have. He always speaks to us in laymen's terms, so we always understand what he's suggesting or investigating for us!!
- Dan and Karla Ciarolla
Dear Jon & Staff, Thank you so much for helping us with insurance for our granddaughter, fixing my big mistake and being so kind when we call. Your service is better than any service I’ve ever experienced! ” – Sincerely, Michelle P.
- Michelle P.
"Being able to sit down with my agent Cher and go over my policy, knowing she has my best intentions at heart is the best thing about Basi Insurance. I love that she explains everything to me so I understand exactly what my policy covers".
- Laura C.