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A Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Critical OSHA Liabilities

Precise injury reporting requirements and significant penalties make OSHA recordkeeping and documentation a significant source of liability for employers. Are your clients' practices strong enough to keep them out of hot water? Attend this comprehensive webcast on OSHA logs, incident reports, inspections and violations so you can proactively prepare employers. You'll take away practical, how-to knowledge you can use to strengthen your clients' OSHA practices while taking your professional reputation to the next level - register today!

  • Master key OSHA recordkeeping concepts, including what must be recorded and who needs to do it.
  • Sidestep critical liabilities - ensure employers are drafting OSHA injury reports the right way.
  • Preserve attorney-client privilege and other essential legal protections when conducting internal audits.
  • Proactively prepare for OSHA inspections - and contain them when inspectors look into non-related things.
  • Know how to handle OSHA recordkeeping violations and other citations.

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  1. OSHA Recordkeeping Introduction: Key Legal Concepts
    10:00 - 10:45, Rebecca J. Bernhard
    1. OSHA Recordkeeping: Who is Exempt?
    2. What Must be Recorded?
    3. Required Records and Their Maintenance
    4. Case Law and Legislative Updates
  2. Keeping OSHA Logs and Drafting OSHA Incident Reports: How to Avoid Liabilities
    10:45 - 11:45, Randall J. Pattee
    1. Determining if Injuries are Work-Related
    2. When are Injuries Recordable?
    3. Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
    4. Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
    5. Injury and Illness Reporting
    6. Alternatives to OSHA Forms: When is it Wise to Use Them?
  3. Conducting Internal Audits of Compliance and Reporting Processes
    12:00 - 1:00, Robert G. Chadwick Jr.
    1. Current OSHA Positions on Self-Audits: Statements vs. Practice
    2. Conducting Audits: Key Steps
    3. Preserving Essential Protections
      1. Attorney-Client Privilege
      2. Work-Product Doctrine
      3. Self-Critical Evaluations Doctrine
    4. Use of Third-Party Consultants
  4. Preparing for and Handling OSHA NEP Inspections
    1:30 - 2:30, Robert G. Chadwick Jr.
    1. Allow the Search or Wait for the Warrant?
    2. Preparing Key Staff for Inspections
    3. What and Where Inspectors can Inspect
    4. Containing Inspection Scope Creep
    5. Providing Key Records and Audit Results
    6. Handling OSHA Citations
  5. How to Handle OSHA Recordkeeping Violations and Other Citations
    2:30 - 3:15, Rebecca J. Bernhard
  6. Creating Workplace Safety Policies: Maximizing OSHA Compliance
    3:30 - 4:00, Randall J. Pattee
  7. Ethical Considerations
    4:00 - 5:00, Robert G. Chadwick Jr.
    1. Confidentiality
    2. Candor Toward the Tribunal
    3. Fairness to Opposing Parties and Counsel
    4. The Dangers of Misconduct

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