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2014 Cal/OSHA Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for California Safety Professionals

2014 Cal/OSHA Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for California Safety Professionals

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2014 Cal/OSHA Master Class:
The Advanced Interactive Workshop for California Safety Professionals

Coming to Anaheim: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Coming to San Francisco: Friday, June 27, 2014

Safety compliance is at the forefront of employer concerns these days -- and with good reason. Even innocent mistakes can result in devastating workplace accidents and costly payouts. Consider these recent examples:

  • Cal/OSHA issued $256,445 in citations to a warehouse in San Bernardino County and its temporary staffing contractor for more than 60 violations. The agency found a dual-employer relationship, so both employers are potentially liable for safety and health violations.
  • A Glenn County company will pay $40,000 for not having a “qualified” person on-site as workers demolished a building. The foreman had 5 years experience, but it wasn’t the right kind of experience for the inspector, who happened to be driving by.


Obviously, you want to maintain a safe and healthy work environment, but it’s tough to meet all your compliance requirements, especially with the California's increased enforcement efforts. But now there's help!

From the publisher of your California Employment Law Letter and, comes the fast, cost-effective, and engaging solution: 2014 Cal/OSHA Master Class: The Advanced Interactive Workshop for California Safety Professionals. 

Attend this fast-paced one-day event and gain the knowledge and confidence you need 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. 



Conference Details
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.

SEMINAR FEE: $397 for 1st Attendee ($297 per additional attendee)


Master Class Agenda

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration    

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Overview of the Cal/OSHA program: DOSH, the Appeals Board and the Standards Board, and the Relationship Among Them
Learn the structure of California’s safety enforcement agencies, and how they interact with one another, to help target your compliance efforts.

9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. The Interplay Between Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA
California is one of 27 states and territories that runs its own OSHA program. In many of these so-called "state-plan states," the state’s rules mirror the federal rules almost exactly; the state merely holds the responsibility for enforcing them. California, though, is one of a handful of state-plan states that has created a program that differs in many important ways from federal OSHA’s program, both in its administrative and regulatory structure and in its regulatory coverage. Ignorance of these differences can put you at risk for costly government citations -- even if you have the best intentions in the world.

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Employer Duties Under Cal/OSHA
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.

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Morning Break

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. How to Prepare for a Cal/OSHA Inspection Before It Happens
The time to prepare for a Cal/OSHA inspection is not when the inspector is knocking at your door. Instead, learn how to get your recordkeeping and paperwork in order now so that you’re prepared for when the inevitable happens.

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. A Review of the Most Commonly Cited Safety Orders
Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result -- so why is Cal/OSHA’s "Top 10" list of citations so similar year after year? Learn what you need to watch out for to keep yourself off it.

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Best Practices for State-of-the-Art, Practical Compliance
Last year’s "state-of-the-art" program probably isn’t up to snuff any longer. Learn what you need to know now for advanced, effective compliance at your organization.

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. The Cal/OSHA Inspection Process and How Best to Respond

  • The "opening conference"
  • The "walk-through"
  • DOSH’s authority to investigate
  • The "closing conference"
  • The issuance of citations and what you must do to respond
  • Citation classification and penalties
  • Cal/OSHA-related liabilities -- Don’t make the common mistake of looking at Cal/OSHA in a vacuum
  • What to do when Cal/OSHA knocks on the door

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Best Practices for Citation Abatement
You’ve done your safety audit and found some problems. 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?
When should you appeal? Know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em

  • Common, and not so common, defenses
  • Important considerations in deciding whether to appeal
  • Don’t miss the deadlines

Breaking It Down: The Four Central Phases of the Appeals Process

  • Discovery
  • Prehearing conference
  • Appeals from the decision

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. The Interplay Between Cal/OSHA and Other Employment Laws
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 -- not to mention workers’ comp. We’ll make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. The Most Common Causes of Cal/OSHA Violations -- and Best Practices for Preventing Them
You may have, on paper, the most effective safety program in the world -- but if your implementation falls short, you’re setting yourself up for a dangerous workplace environment. Learn how to get your employees on board with your safety efforts and your potential trouble spots shored up.  

3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Best Practices for Conducting Your Own Internal Investigation
You’ve had an accident, a near-miss, or even -- tragically -- a fatality at your workplace. Find out how to conduct an effective investigation that gets to the root cause of the problem and prevents recurrences.

4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Hot Developments: New Safety Orders and Breaking Developments That You Need to Know About


Your Workshop Leaders with Nixon Peabody LLP

Jeffrey Tanenbaum chairs the firm’s labor and employment practice group and the firm’s national Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) team. He represents employers in employment and labor relations litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Tanenbaum has extensive experience in, and has written and lectured on, OSHA, Cal-OSHA, MSHA, discriminatory and negligent hiring, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, collective bargaining, and arbitrations.

David Kolek is a senior associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment group. He litigates on behalf of employers across all industries in federal and state court and before various regulatory agencies, including OSHA. David also provides advice on the day-to-day personnel issues employers face prior to litigation.


Program Locations and Dates

When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Where: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2085 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

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When: Friday, June 27, 2014
Where: Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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