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Coming to Anaheim: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Compliance with safety regs, both California and federal, is probably at the forefront of your concerns these days — and with good reason. Even innocent mistakes can result in devastating workplace accidents and costly payouts. You want to maintain a safe and healthy work environment, but it’s tough to meet all your requirements, especially with the California's increased enforcement efforts.
But now there's help!
From BLR, the publisher of Cal/OSHA Compliance Advisor and Safety.BLR.com, comes the one-day, cost-effective, and engaging solution to updating all your policies and practices: 2015 Cal/OSHA Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for California Safety Professionals.
Attend this fast-paced one-day event and gain skills and clarity to determine safety policy, avoid costly citations, and update your safety and health programs. You’ll emerge well-armed to protect your organization against both accidents and the increasingly eager reach of Cal/OSHA enforcement -- all within the letter and spirit of California’s highly specific safety laws and regulations.
The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and registrants will be on their own for lunch.
Master safety administration in just one day by participating in this all-new program created just for California employers and HR management.
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Overview of the Cal/OSHA program: DOSH, the Appeals Board and the Standards Board, Consultation Services, and the Relationship Between Them
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Learn the structure of California’s safety enforcement agencies, and how they interact with one another, to help target your compliance efforts.
The Interplay Between Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
California runs its own federally approved OSHA program, one that differs in many important ways from federal OSHA, both in its administrative and regulatory structure and in its regulatory coverage. Misunderstanding these differences can put you at risk for costly government citations – even if you have the best intentions. In this session, you’ll learn:
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Employer Duties Under Cal/OSHA
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Cal/OSHA’s requirements for employers are detailed and highly specific. Don’t get lulled into thinking that complying with the federal rules is sufficient – it’s not. In this session, we’ll use real-world examples to explain how to meet your Cal/OSHA duties, such as:
The Most Common Causes of Cal/OSHA Violations — and Best Practices for Preventing Them
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Are you at risk for an expensive Cal/OSHA penalty right now – without even knowing it? Learn how to spot and fix common policy and practice pitfalls before Cal/OSHA points them out, and get your employees on board with your safety efforts:
Lunch (on your own)
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Recordkeeping Rules for the Successful California Safety Pro
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
In this critical session, you’ll learn how to get your recordkeeping and paperwork in order now, so that you’re prepared for internal requests and when Cal/OSHA visits.
The Cal/OSHA Inspection Process and How Best to Respond
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
It’s no secret that Cal/OSHA inspections have been ramping up, and now is the time to get ready. With a clear understanding of the inspection process, and what you are and aren’t required to do, you’ll be in a better position to represent your organization’s interests and take advantage of your rights. In this session, you’ll learn:
Best Practices for Citation Abatement
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Scenario: you’ve been issued a citation from Cal/OSHA. Learn the best way to get yourself back on track without wasting unnecessary time, effort, or money.
The “Informal Conference”
If you’ve been issued a citation or notice, you can participate in an informal conference with Division personnel to discuss any evidence relating to the alleged violation and/or the proposed penalty. Learn how to turn this meeting in your favor and reduce your potential liabilities.
Should You Appeal?
Breaking It Down: The Central Phases of the Appeals Process
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
The Interplay Between Cal/OSHA and Other Employment Laws
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
When an employee is injured, it’s not just Cal/OSHA you need to worry about. State and federal family leave and anti-disability-bias laws can also come into play, and often workers’ comp. In this session, you’ll learn how to make sure you cover all your bases, including:
Best Practices for Conducting Your Own Accident Investigation
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
You’ve had an accident, a near-miss, or even – tragically – a fatality at your workplace. Learn how to conduct an effective investigation that gets to the root cause of the problem and prevents recurrences:
Hot Developments: New Safety Orders and Breaking Developments
4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Tanenbaum, Esq.
Member, Labor & Employment Practice/Chair OSHA Practice
Jeff Tanenbaum is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment practice and chairs the firm’s Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) practice. He represents employers in a very wide range of employment and labor law matters, with a particular emphasis on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation. His practice also has a special focus on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation, including but not limited to Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA matters. This involves developing state of the art safety procedures, training, safety and health audits, appeals of citations, obtaining variances and representing employers in the rulemaking process. He has litigated well over 1,000 OSHA citations.
Rachel Fischetti, an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group, represents clients in both federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies as well as providing labor and employment law advice and training to clients. She also assists clients in a range of intellectual property matters and brings her years of experience as National Finance Director for Nancy Pelosi for Congress to the Nixon Peabody Government Relations practice.
Program Location and Date
When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Where: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2085 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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