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Criminal and Civil Liability for Safety Professionals

Duration : 60 Minutes

This course, has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm. He is the former co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group, recognized as one of the leading national Read more

While OSHA continues to refer cases to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution, more often it is an aggressive state District Attorney or state Attorney General who is bringing even more criminal prosecutions.  At the same time, plaintiff’s attorneys are brining civil tort actions against companies and their safety managers for violations of safety regulations and, in many cases, they are using the OSHA inspection file to prove their case.  Also, the EPA is securing evidence from the OSHA inspection to bring criminal environmental lawsuits.  This program will examine:

Why Should You Attend:

Employers need to understand their legal obligations to their employees and understand what civil and criminal liability exists for failing to meet all of the OSHA standard requirements.

Course Outline:

• How to understand your legal rights during OSHA inspections

• How to understand the scope of criminal and civil liability for violations of safety and health standards

• How to secure legal privilege to accident investigations

• How to protect your company and its officials from potential liability

• How to ensure the company’s safety policies are in place to protect against potential liability.

• How to minimize and manage potential liability

• Practical steps to take prior to, during and after the incident

• Role of legal counsel 

• What liability is covered under federal and state laws

What You Get:

• Training Materials

• Live Q&A Session with our Expert

• Participation Certificate

• Access to Signup Community (Optional)

• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Safety directors

• Safety Professionals

• HR Directors and Managers

• Production Managers

• Supervisors

• Workers Comp Managers

• Safety Committee Members

• Maintenance Department Managers

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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Subject : Criminal and Civil Liability for Safety Professionals

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