Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2020 OSHA Webinar Series

We are three years into the Trump Administration, and we have seen a mixed bag of change and business as usual at OSHA in enforcement and rulemaking. We watched late Obama-era OSHA rules get repealed, delayed, or amended and a modest boost in compliance assistance—the sort of policy shifts you expect to see in a transition from a Democratic to a Republican Administration. However, we have seen plenty of the unexpected, such as increases in virtually every enforcement metric, including record numbers of $100K+ enforcement actions. And most surprising of all, OSHA still does not have an Assistant Secretary—the longest ever vacancy for the top job at OSHA—and it seems highly likely the Agency will remain without a Senate-approved leader for the entirety of this presidential term. As we move into an election year, the final year of President Trump’s current term, we expect more reshuffling of OSHA enforcement policies and rulemaking priorities, and surely more surprises, so it is critical to stay abreast of OSHA developments.

Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2020 OSHA Webinar Series includes monthly webinars presented by OSHA-specialist attorneys in the firm’s national OSHA Practice designed to give employers insight into developments at OSHA during this remarkable time in OSHA’s history. 

To register for an individual webinar, use the registration links in the program descriptions below. To register for the entire 2020 Series, click here to send an email request, and we will register you. If you miss a program this year or missed any in prior years, click here for our webinar archive.

We are exploring CLE approval for this series.  If you are interested in CLE or other forms of Continuing Education credits, click here to complete a survey.

OSHA’s 2019 in Review
and 2020 Forecast

Thursday, January 23rd

All You Need to Know About
OSHA’s General Duty Clause

Thursday, July 23rd

OSHA Settlement
Tips And Strategies

Tuesday, February 25th

Employee Discipline – OSHA
and Labor & Employment Issues

Wednesday, August 19th

Strategies for Responding to Whistleblower Complaints

Wednesday, March 25th

Privileged Audits and Investigations and OSHA’s Self-Audit Policy

Tuesday, September 22nd

Annual Cal/OSHA Update

Thursday, April 16th

Impact of the Election on OSHA

Thursday, October 22nd

E-Recordkeeping and
Injury
Reporting Update

Wednesday, May 20th

Updates about OSHA’s PSM
Standard and EPA’s RMP Rule

Tuesday, November 17th

OSHA’s PPE Standards –
Top 5 Risks and Mistakes

Tuesday, June 16th

Impact of America’s Aging Workforce on OSHA and Employment Law

Wednesday, December 16th

See below for the full schedule with program descriptions,
dates, times and links to register for each webinar event.
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Attorney-Client Privileged Incident Investigations and Investigation Report Writing [Webinar Recording]

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Eric J. Conn and Kathryn M. McMahon, partners in Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice Group, delivered a webinar regarding “Privileged Investigations and Report Writing: Conduct Better Investigations and Protect the Findings.”

An incident, accident, injury or near miss has just occurred in your workplace; what do you do now?  After the emergency is addressed, one of the most important steps to take is to conduct an investigation, identify the root causes of the incident, and document your lessons learned and recommendations to prevent a similar incident in the future.  However, there may be lots of interested parties who want to get their hands on your investigation report, from OSHA inspectors to plaintiffs’ attorneys, from your competitors to the media, and that report could be used against you in enforcement proceedings, personal injury or wrongful death civil suits, Privileged Webinar Cover Slideor even criminal investigations and prosecutions.  Accordingly, it is critical that incident investigations be thorough, and that investigation reports be prepared carefully and thoughtfully.  Likewise, whenever possible, investigations and investigation reports should be done under the protection of the attorney-client privilege.

This webinar provided employers with the knowledge and tools they need to conduct better incident investigations, draft better investigation reports, initiate investigations under attorney-client privilege, and maintain privilege to avoid disclosure of investigation reports to third parties.

Topics included:

  • Why and how to initiate incident investigations under the protection of attorney-client privilege;
  • How to conduct an effective incident investigation;
  • Best practices for incident report writing; and
  • Steps to take to maintain privilege over incident reports.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar.

This webinar was the final installment of Conn Maciel Carey’s 2015 OSHA Webinar Series.  Here’s a link to a description and recordings of all the other webinars in that series.  Plan to join us for monthly complimentary OSHA webinars as part of our 2016 OSHA Webinar Series.

2015 OSHA Webinar Series – Archive of Recordings

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Today’s OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from increased inspections and citations to dramatically higher penalties, from more criminal referrals to a heavy dose of public shaming.  It is more important than ever to be prepared. This complimentary webinar series has been designed to give employers the tools they need to avoid becoming an OSHA-enforcement poster child.
We have recorded and will continued to record each of the webinars, and as we move through the year and conduct these webinars, we are pleased to provide links below to the recordings.  There are also links below to the registration pages for the remaining webinars in the series.  Check out the completed webinars and plan to join us for all or some of the rest of the series.

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