Safety Management
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Not all OSHA investigations should be treated identically. There are many factors that need to be considered in implementing a strategy when OSHA comes knocking. These factors might include whether an injury or fatality triggered the audit, the company's prior citation history, whether the business has multiple facilities and related considerations. Likewise, resolving OSHA citations often requires careful consideration of issues outside of OSHA including but not limited to third party lawsuits, workers' compensation claims, product liability issues, contractual issues on multi-employer worksites. In many cases, these collateral issues have significantly greater liability than the OSHA penalties themselves. In addition, before resolving OSHA citations, a business needs to consider factors other the amount of the penalties. These factors include whether abatement would create operational issues in the future, the likelihood of repeat or willful citations particularly for multi-facility businesses, whether the alleged violation description and the citations could be used as evidence in collateral litigation. This presentation will discuss the many considerations safety professionals and HR should be discussing when handling OSHA investigations and best practices when contesting citations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding who should be involved in an OSHA investigation.
  • Understanding how OSHA citations and settlements can be used as evidence in collateral litigation.
  • Understanding how OSHA settlements and agreed upon abatement can be used to classify additional citations as repeat or willful.
  • Understanding how OSHA settlements and abatement could potentially impact operations.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This engaging presentation will analyze the practical aspects of handling office romances, threats by non-worker loved ones of employees, and developing a plan to prevent disputes from such relationships from leading to workplace violence. This session will also evaluate the oft asked question of whether guns at work are a good idea, even when the employer has the best of intentions. After attending this session, you will understand further: 
1.    Best practices on office relationships and anti-fraternization policies
2.    Developing an effective active shooter preparation and defense policy 
3.    Updating the two EAPs- Emergency Action Plans and Employee Assistance Programs
4.    How to Evaluate the Idea of Guns in the Workplace; and 
5.    How office romances can lead to workplace violence situations.  

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Employee engagement is an essential concept for today's companies to be successful, as engaged employees feel linked to the organizational goals, vision and mission. As safety professionals wrestle with the concept of transforming safety cultures and improving safety environments, research significantly supports the ideal of transformational leadership within the safety profession. Transformational leaders continue to impact worker attitudes and outcomes in safety by exhibiting characteristics such as idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and individualized consideration. This presentation will discuss the impacts that safety-specific transformational leaders have on engagement levels within the organization. The focus will connect the four attributes of transformational leadership to those of worker engagement. As leaders begin to understand how these two constructs interconnect, safety professionals can begin to create more robust safety cultures within their organizations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a better understanding of safety leadership.
  • Identify your leadership style and learn how it impacts the organization.
  • Understand the relationship between transformational leadership and engagement.
  • Implement this newfound knowledge into your daily activities.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The new CHIPS and Science Act is expected to spur multi-million-dollar construction projects not only in chip fabrication location but also in ancillary domestic areas like supplier facilities, technology hubs and supported community infrastructure improvements. With the promise of all this new development comes requirements for enhanced environmental due diligence. This explanatory webinar will cover:

•    Looking beyond “traditional” environmental site assessments to help sellers and buyers alike develop a risk reduction strategy for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. 
•    Better identification of “hidden” environmental transactional risks, improved return on investment, and more effective risk mitigation planning & implementation.

The webinar will include a panel discussion between both legal and environmental due diligence subject matter experts to discuss how semiconductor manufacturing companies, their suppliers and other more general project types/locations should use enhanced environmental due diligence to evaluate their future risks as a result of this new legislation.

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