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2020 Second Quarter Chapter Newsletter

Posted: Jun 16, 2020

Second Quarter Chapter Newsletter

Murray State Covid-19 Survey (survey closes 6/19)

Posted: Jun 05, 2020

Dr. David Wilbanks at Murray State University is collecting input from front-line health and safety professionals to understand their initial challenges and successes in managing the Coronavirus-19 response.

The survey is:

  • Completely confidential
  • Names and emails are not collected
  • This study is approved by Murray State University’s Institutional Review Board

To complete the survey, which takes about 5 minutes, please visit https://bit.ly/35xh0VS.

May 7th, 2020 Virtual Meeting

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

We’re Not Gonna Take it: Pushing Back on OSHA Inspections

Thu, May 7, 2020 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM (EDT) Meeting information in Upcoming Events

Presenter: Travis Vance is a partner in the Fisher Phillips Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group.

This interactive, engaging and comprehensive presentation walks attendees through an OSHA inspection and offers an in-depth, practical examination of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the “Act”) and how it, and the Secretary of Labor’s right to enforce the Act, may potentially affect his or her business and its bottom line. Throughout the presentation, attendees will be provided practical, “real world” scenarios regarding an employer’s legal rights during an OSHA inspection, including references to many actual situations (e.g., photos, videos, factual circumstances) under which citations under the Act have been issued due to mistakes made during inspections. Importantly, attendees will learn the ramifications that may result from being cited for and accepting citations, including their impact on business costs, such as negatively affecting your safety record and ability to obtain new contracts from customers, increased workers’ compensation and general liability insurance premiums, and on other types of litigation, including workers’ compensation, third-party wrongful death, personal injury, and retaliation claims.

After the presentation, attendees will:

  • Know how to respond to an accident to prepare for an OSHA inspection and third-party claim;
  • Have a plan in place to prepare for an OSHA inspection;
  • Know their rights if and when OSHA arrives;
  • Understand the ramifications of issues, including matters relating to employee testimony, arising during an OSHA inspection;
  • Be able to put procedures in place to enhance employee safety;
  • Understand how to comply with OSHA’s new anti-retaliation rules; and
  • Have a greater understanding of the interplay of OSHA with other types of laws and litigation.