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 2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand

2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand

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2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand

Now Available On-Demand.

Registrants will have access for 60-days from purchase.

2021 will be another busy year for California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) as it continues to cite multiple employers for safety and health violations related to workplace COVID-19 exposures.

Employers cited by Cal/OSHA come from a variety of industries, including prisons, healthcare facilities, and grocery and children’s clothing stores. And the fines can be costly! The state agency proposed penalties totaling $421,880 for violations found during an inspection of San Quentin State Prison and $39,600 for violations at Avenal State Prison.

For one employer in the retail industry, the agency found it failed to report a COVID-19-related serious illness and failed to establish, implement, and maintain an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), and therefore issued one regulatory and one serious citation.

California’s unique IIPP standard (there is no corresponding federal standard) requires employers in the state to assess hazards in their workplace and establish a written safety and health management program. Cal/OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping standards create challenges for many California employers. From determining which injuries and illnesses must be recorded, to maintaining and updating records properly, and adhering to posting and notification obligations, the rule encompasses several complex requirements that many organizations struggle to manage.

And with the electronic recordkeeping requirements that took effect in 2017, the stakes for noncompliance are now higher than ever, as OSHA will have access to a vast amount of establishment-specific data that the agency can use to target enforcement efforts. Don’t end up in Cal/OSHA’s crosshairs this year! Learn how to comply with the IIPP standard, when you attend this rigorous two-day master class.

This 2-day virtual intensive training will cover:

  • Cal/OSHA recordkeeping basics, including what is reportable and recordable and what forms to use;
  • Top 10 OSHA violations and how to avoid them;
  • Requirements for a successful Injury and Illness Prevention Program;
  • How to effectively conduct an accident investigation;
  • Antiretaliation and defense against employee misconduct; and
  • Properly handling OSHA inspections and appeals.

2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand


Day 1: 

(60 Minutes)
OSHA’s Low-Hanging Fruit

  • Introduction to top 10 OSHA violations, including respiratory protection, hazard communication, and lockout/tagout

(60 Minutes)
Cal/OSHA Requirements for an Injury and Illness Prevention Program

  • Introduction to federal OSHA requirements and enforcement
  • Cal/OSHA requirements for Injury and Illness Prevention Plans
  • Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Program requirements

(60 Minutes)
How to Conduct an Effective Accident Investigation

  • Learn about rapid response investigations
  • Prepare for an OSHA investigation
  • Regulated companies and industries, temporary agencies, and union hiring halls: Understand the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that apply to each type of entity, the limited exemptions for small businesses, low-hazard industries, and how OSHA recordkeeping and workers’ compensation laws interface and more

(30 Minutes)
Q&A with Presenter

DAY 2: 

(60 Minutes)
Cal/OSHA Recordkeeping Basics

  • Best practices for nonmandatory records and documentation, including principles of legal privilege for safety audits, consultant recommendations, record retention and destruction policies, under federal and state law;
  • What is recordable, the differences between “first aid” and “medical treatment,” how to determine whether an injury or illness is work-related, and more;
  • What is immediately reportable as a Serious Injury and how to deal with Cal/OSHA incident investigations under 8 CCR 342;
  • Cal/OSHA 300, 301, and 300A forms: who must complete the forms, best practices for completing them correctly, and how to avoid certifying inaccurate recordkeeping data;
  • Recent changes to Cal/OSHA’s “continuing violation” rule and application of the federal OSH Act with respect to enforcement of the recordkeeping rule;
  • Most common Cal/OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes to avoid and tips for effective root cause incident analysis to ensure accurate reporting; and
  • The purpose and overview of Cal/OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses rule (8 CCR 14300), including the latest on implementation of the Electronic Recordkeeping rule.

(60 Minutes)
How to Proactively Defend Against Employee Misconduct

  • Discuss potential risk of employee misconduct
  • Establish affirmative defenses
  • Antiretaliation provisions under California law and federal OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rule and their practical impact on reporting procedures, incentive and discipline programs, post-accident drug testing, and Section 11(c) rights
  • Similarities and differences between Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rule, including which employers have to submit data, what data must be submitted, and how antiretaliation is addressed

(60 Minutes)
Dealing with Cal/OSHA Inspection and Appeal

  • Step-by-step walk-through of the Cal/OSHA inspection process
  • Discussion of how to appeal a Cal/OSHA citation

(30 Minutes)
Q&A with Presenter

2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand

Your Faculty

Steve AlvaradoSteve Alvarado is an associate at Fisher & Phillips LLP, in the Irvine office. He represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Steve also has substantial experience representing employers in administrative litigation involving both Cal/OSHA and OSHA. He has advised employers facing willful and serious citations resulting from catastrophic events leading to fatalities with significant penalties. Alvarado's practice includes investigating significant workplace incidents, managing OSHA inspections, contesting OSHA citations, and defending employers in OSHA enforcement actions. In law school, Alvarado graduated at the top of his class and was an Articles Editor for the Chapman Law Review.  He also served as an extern for the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in Santa Ana.

Victor T. XuVictor T. Xu is an experienced defense attorney who represents a variety of employers in all aspects of litigation, from inception through trial, in state and federal courts throughout California. He also counsels clients operating in California on the full spectrum of labor- and employment-related issues unique to the state. An established OSHA attorney, Xu also represents employers throughout the Cal/OSHA regulations process, including in all phases of investigations, inspections, issuance of citations, penalties, and subsequent analysis of defenses and strategy. He additionally has significant experience handling commercial litigation and professional liability.

2021 Cal/OSHA Virtual Master Class: Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements - On-Demand


What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone.
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