2020 OSHA Update: COVID, Enforcement, and Rules


August 26, 2020


Adele L. Abrams

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

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COVID-19 management in workplace settings has become incredibly complex, whether in high-risk sectors such as healthcare or in lower-risk but essential services and critical infrastructure businesses. OSHA, the EEOC, the CDC and state/local governments have continually revised their guidance for employers and  updated enforcement practices. Now, as more businesses prepare for reopening, further challenges arise in terms of safety and health management, employment practices, and liability mitigation.

This webinar will provide an update on OSHA enforcement initiatives and COVID-19 policies, with a special focus on recordkeeping/reporting of injuries and illnesses, the new regulatory agenda released in June 2020, legislation affecting OSHA operations and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different type of OSHA inspections and current enforcement trends
  • Determine the scope and application of National Emphasis Programs and COVID-19 guidance
  • Learn how whistleblower protections have changed and their application to drug testing and discipline
  • Manage records effectively and ensure timely reporting to OSHA of injuries and illnesses
  • Employers’ legal obligations to protect workers from infectious diseases under OSHA standards, the General Duty Clause, and selected state laws
  • Steps employers can take to mitigate COVID-19 exposure in a variety of workplace settings, including addressing potential whistleblower actions

Who Will Benefit:

  • General Managers
  • Safety and health officers
  • HR Personnel
  • Front line supervisors
  • In-house Counsel

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