OSHA: Best Practices for Public Entities

Tim Weir
Risk Control Specialist, PMA Companies
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This week, Tim Weir chats about OSHA best practices for public entities. He communicates the importance of OSHA standards in promoting workplace safety and health. Tim notes that OSHA is not just a punitive organization but also offers training, outreach, education and assistance to organizations and people. He believes that public entities should follow OSHA standards to prevent accidents and avoid negative press.

Tim highlights best practices for workplace safety and how OSHA standards can benefit both managers and their employees. He also emphasizes the need for self-evaluation to identify and control potential workplace hazards, and how OSHA standards can aid in this process. Overall, Tim stresses the critical role that OSHA standards play in ensuring safe and healthy working conditions.

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Tim Weir
Risk Control Specialist, PMA Companies


Tim is a risk control specialist for PMA Companies and is responsible for providing risk management and safety consulting services to public entities, TPAs and other fee-based clients.

Business Experience

As a public entity expert, Tim has over 43 years of experience in the safety and risk control field, 39 years with major carriers. He is a frequent presenter on public entity compliance topics for clients and colleagues. Tim has over 47 years of municipal service, including a term as an elected official and continues to be an active volunteer in his township.

Professional Affiliations

Tim is a member of ASSP Philadelphia chapter.


Tim has a degree in construction engineering technology from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada. He holds an ARM-P designation from the Insurance Institute of America, is an OSHA authorized general industry trainer and a certified playground safety inspector. Tim has also completed numerous insurance industry courses in property protection, product liability, employment practices liability, machine/equipment guarding and ergonomics, and holds numerous certificates in firefighting and fire investigation.

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