Legal Issues for Employers in Disaster Recovery Operations
Following the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, many employers will be involved in relief, recovery, and rebuilding operations across the affected regions. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a plan to send compliance officers to the affected areas to ensure that employees are protected against the many safety and health hazards they will face.
This webinar will identify safety and health issues common during relief and recovery operations and will provide key best practices to limit employee exposure to hazards, injuries, illnesses, and liability.
- What OSHA regulations apply to post-accident relief, response, and recovery operations
- Which general duty clause liabilities employers may face for exposing employees to heat, waterborne contaminants, mold, and other hazards
- The precautions employers must take to prevent injuries and illnesses
- Personal protective equipment employers must provide for employees
- What training employers must give employees about their potential exposure to physical and chemical hazards
- Warnings employees must be given prior to their work
- How employers should handle whistleblower claims and employee refusals to work
Mark A Lies II, Esq., partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLC
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has embarked on a high-profile national temporary worker safety initiative. Make sure your staffing firm knows how this initiative could affect business operations and temporary worker safety measures. OSHA’s assistant secretary… More ›
ASA supports OSHA’s efforts, as temporary workers are staffing firms’ most important asset. ASA and OSHA have entered into a formal alliance to: Develop information to clarify the respective safety responsibilities of staffing firms and clients and their roles in improving the safety of temporary workers Communicate such information to staffing firms, clients, and temporary workers… More ›
This webinar is part of a 3-part compliance best practices series for industrial staffing: Feb. 19, 2-3:30 pm ET: for Keeping Your Workers Safe and Your Firm Compliant, Part 2 March 17, 2-3:30 pm ET: Keeping Your Workers Safe and Your Firm Compliant, Part 3 Highlights Safety is always a challenge for the staffing industry…. More ›