Wednesday, Oct. 25
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Explore the industry’s most pressing business and operational issues and gain practical solutions in this roundtable learning and networking session. Choose three discussions from more than 20 topics, which may include upskilling the workforce, workplace safety, state legislative challenges, I-9/E-Verify/immigration issues, managing during inflation, remote staffing, profiting with vendor management systems and managed service providers, social media recruiting, and more.
Forecast: Occupational Safety and Health Trends for 2018
Mark Lies, partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
If you are wondering what initiatives and trends the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration may follow in 2018, look no further than this session—presented by a top occupational safety and health lawyer who has represented employers in complying with regulations issued by OSHA. Lies will discuss current policies under the Trump Administration, as well as what to watch for in penalty and liability policies, how to manage OSHA inspections, and how to reduce the risk of OSHA citations. You will also learn about recent criminal actions against employers and managers for safety and health violations, and hear recommendations on how to avoid such liabilities.
Thursday, Oct. 26
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Protecting Temporary Workers: Roles and Responsibilities of Host Employers and Staffing Firms
Amy K. Harper, Ph.D., director for workplace safety initiatives, National Safety Council
Sharon Pancamo, dual CSHO, occupational safety manager, Elwood Staffing Services
Gary D. Lescallett, assistant regional administrator for enforcement programs, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Promoting and ensuring temporary worker safety and well-being is the responsibility of every staffing firm. In fact, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Temporary Worker Initiative says that both host employers and staffing firms have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements, and that they share responsibility for ensuring temporary worker safety and health. Amy Harper of the National Safety Council will join industry safety expert Sharon Pancamo and OSHA assistant regional administrator Gary Lescallett to review a fictional case study, created jointly by ASA and NSC in alliance with OSHA, using OSHA citations as a guideline. Pancamo will also share her experience with the Safety Standard of Excellence® program, created by ASA and NSC.
Risk Management Best Practices to Increase Market Recognition and Profits
Facilitated by Bill Nagel, vice president and director, PMC Insurance Group
Panelist: Seiki “Stan” Hirota, chairman, UHS Partners Inc.
A panel of industry experts will provide insight on quality of insurance submissions, proper classification of clients and the workplace, credit and financial strength, reduction of costs based on reduced loss experience, risk management best practices, quality of workforce, safe work environments, treatment of injured workers after an accident or injury, marketing of best-in-class risk management, and more.