Workplace Violence Prevention: Legal Considerations for Employers
Crafting and Enforcing Anti-Violence Policies and Complying With New OSHA Directives for Employee Safety
New OSHA directives issued Sept. 8
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will update employment law attorneys on OSHA's new guidance for preventing workplace violence, offer ideas for incorporating the guidance into workplace anti-violence policies, and prepare attorneys to counsel clients to minimize liability through effective policies and enforcement.
- OSHA’s September 2011 directive
- Conducting a workplace violence hazard analysis
- Revising the physical plan of the workplace
- Implementing engineering and administrative controls to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence
- Providing management support during emergencies
- Responding to all complaints of workplace violence
- Developing a written workplace violence prevention policy
- Workers’ compensation claims for incidents of workplace violence
- Theories of common-law torts allowed in courts
- Negligent Hiring
- Negligent Retention
- Failure to Warn
- Best practices for drafting and enforcing policies
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What workers' compensation coverage issues arise when an employee is injured as a result of workplace violence?
- How are employers responding to tort claims, such as negligent hiring, failure to warn, and negligent retention by affected employees, that employees are filing in response to incidents of workplace violence?
- How can OSHA's new guidance be incorporated into a workplace anti-violence policy?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Barbara E. Hoey
She has more than two decades of experience counseling her clients in all areas of employment law. She advises clients... | Read More
She has more than two decades of experience counseling her clients in all areas of employment law. She advises clients on compliance with employment laws and provides strategies for handling today's variety of difficult workplace challenges, like managing difficult terminations, oversight of internal investigations, and compliance with disability discrimination laws.Close
Thomas Benjamin Huggett
He focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law and has... | Read More
He focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law and has extensive expertise with litigation arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Mine Safety and Health Act. He has defended clients against OSHA inspections and citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) and OSHA state plans.Close