Please join Beveridge & Diamond for our annual Occupational Safety and Health Webinar Series.
Informed by the experience and insights of B&D's full-service OSHA and state OSHA practice, the webinar series provides practical knowledge to help corporate legal and EHS staff ensure that their employers comply with applicable occupational safety and health requirements and are prepared to defend allegations that compliance was inadequate. B&D's panel of speakers will examine important individual OSHA standards, rulemaking developments, and similarities and differences among state and federal worker safety requirements while sharing key takeaways and best practices for employers.
There is no charge to attend the webinar series, but advance registration is required. This series is intended for in-house counsel, EH&S professionals, and business leaders at companies, municipalities, and trade associations. If you would like to request an invitation, or if you have any questions, please contact Alexa Curto, [email protected].
Scheduling Conflict? Register for each webinar of interest to receive a copy of the recording via email. CLE credit will be available for each session. We will apply for credit in states requested during registration.
OSHA: A Look Back at 2020 and What to Expect in 2021 Under the Biden Administration
January 27, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
This webinar will look back at OSHA developments from 2020 and look forward to what employers might expect in 2021 with the new Biden Administration. Participants will learn about the status of OSHA’s leadership, recent rulemaking activity, anticipated rulemaking activity in 2021, OSHA enforcement and civil penalty trends, and recent OSHA guidance and policy developments.
COVID-19, One Year Later
March 17, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
The COVID-19 global pandemic introduced a wave of guidance and emergency standards for employers over the past year. This webinar will review the longstanding and recent worker protection requirements and explore what can be expected from the Biden administration. Participants will learn about federal and state enforcement actions alleging that employers did not adequately protect their employees from the virus.
Planning for Emergencies
May 19, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
This webinar will review the OSHA requirements for emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, and it will identify the other standards that trigger these requirements. It will provide an in-depth look at OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard, which requires employers to be prepared to respond to hazardous substance releases. It will outline emergency planning and response procedures for hazardous substances releases and other emergency-related OSHA standards, including the first aid standard and the rescue provisions of the permit-required confined spaces standard.
Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
July 21, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
Almost every employer must keep records of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities that meet certain criteria, and employers must report some cases promptly to OSHA. These requirements have received fresh attention during the pandemic. This program will explain employers’ obligations to record and report work-related injuries and illnesses, including cases of COVID-19. It will also detail important enforcement considerations.
Tips for Handling an OSHA Inspection and Defense of Citations
September 14, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
What should an employer do when an OSHA inspector appears at the front gate? An OSHA inspection can disrupt facility operations and lead to potential liability for the company. Good preparation can minimize both those risks. This program will outline what employers should do to be prepared; explain what to expect during an inspection; and walk through each of the stages of the enforcement process. This webinar will provide practical tips for each of those stages.
November 17, 2021 (12:00–1:00 p.m. ET)
Under the Multi-Employer Citation Policy, an employer may be cited when other on-site employers, such as host employers, contractors, or sub-contractors, violate OSHA requirements. This webinar will introduce the framework of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy and provide practical tips for employers managing workplaces with contractors and non-employees.