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HR’s Role in Workplace Safety: Compliance and Safety Culture Essentials to Keep Workers Safe and Minimize Costly OSHA Violations

HR’s Role in Workplace Safety: Compliance & Safety Culture Essentials to Keep Workers Safe & Minimize OSHA Violations - On-Demand

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HR’s Role in Workplace Safety: Compliance and Safety Culture Essentials to Keep Workers Safe and Minimize Costly OSHA Violations - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn the OSHA compliance essentials every HR professional should know to minimize workplace injury risks and costly legal penalties.



In a perfect world, an employer’s human resources and EHS teams would coordinate their efforts to enhance workplace safety and health. HR professionals would have the time and resources to keep up with the latest occupational safety and health requirements and be well versed in the applicable state and federal laws and regulations. EHS professionals, meanwhile, would be familiar with the fair employment laws governing their workplaces and would understand how health and safety fit within the larger picture of an organization.

But, in reality, that is rarely the case. Too often, EHS and HR occupy their own silos and seldom exchange information and ideas—harming communication and creating obstacles to achieving best-in-class safety results.

But where and how should an HR department begin its involvement in safety? Should HR examine the potential adverse effect of productivity goals and quotas on workplace injuries and illnesses? Or should HR professionals confine themselves to managing the paperwork side of EHS—injury and illness records, written plans, and so forth—in order to allow safety professionals to devote more of their time to hands-on work? How involved should HR professionals be in the development of safety policies and procedures?

Use this on-demand webinar for an in-depth webinar that will answer these questions and more—and examine HR’s key role in fixing safety issues to minimize liability and worker injuries.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of essential OSHA reporting requirements for serious injuries and fatalities that every HR professional should know, regardless of company size or industry
  • Learn the most commonly cited OSHA standards and the associated penalties—and how to stay in compliance
  • Become familiar with the essential OSHA reporting and recordkeeping deadlines and protocols every HR professional should know
  • Receive key information on managing safety for contract and contingent workers
  • Understand how HR can play a critical role in developing and maintaining a culture of safety in the workplace and gain the tools to get started
  • And more!

 

About Your Presenters:  

Aaron GelbAaron Gelb, Esq.
Partner, Labor & Employment and OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Groups
Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Aaron R. Gelb is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office. Aaron represents employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSH programs, and handles the full range of OSHA litigation, from citation contests to administrative hearings. Aaron also advises and counsels employers in responding to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety hazards, and helps develop and audit safety and health programs. Aaron also has extensive experience litigating equal employment opportunity matters in federal and state courts having tried a number of cases to verdict and defending employers before the EEOC as well as fair employment agencies across the country. 

Frank AndrzejewskiFrank Andrzejewski
Director Health and Safety (US)
Saputo

Frank Andrzejewski is the Director of Health and Safety for Saputo Cheese, USA (a division of Saputo, Inc). Hehas been with Saputo for ten years in this capacity and has reported up through HR for 9 of his first 10 years, and until recent, reporting directly to the SVP of Human Resources. He has overseen the growth of the safety department and has been instrumental in the change management process when it comes to Saputo’s safety culture and climate. He has been instrumental in keeping the relationship between safety and HR open and fluid during his time at Saputo as HR has always had a major stake in employee health and safety. Mr. Andrzejewski also has almost 20 years in safety with experiences in transportation, retail, and manufacturing. 

 

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