Explore the Latest Updates on OSHA Compliance
One-Day Live Virtual Event - Jan. 26, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
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Develop the knowledge you need to effectively manage safety and health and comply with OSHA regulations. Stay up to date on the latest OSHA developments and requirements so your organization is prepared for an OSHA inspection. Add new tools to your safety toolkit, learn from some of the best instructors in the safety profession, earn CEUs and network with your safety colleagues at this unique event.
Learn the latest information on these essential topics:
- Workplace examinations, inspections and audits
- OSHA 1910.146 and confined space entry
- OSHA’s process safety management standard
- Maintaining respiratory protection programs during COVID-19
- Exercising employer rights in an OSHA inspection
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Period 1: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. CT
Workplace Examinations, Inspections and Audits: Beyond Compliance
Examine OSHA/MSHA standards that mandate workplace inspections, documentation and retention requirements, and how these differ from formal audits. Review changes to MSHA's workplace exam rule and OSHA inspection requirements, and discuss legal exposure for examiners and auditors.
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Adele is an attorney, safety professional, trainer and president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. Adele is a certified mine safety professional and she also provides consultation, safety audits and training services to MSHA and OSHA regulated companies. Adele is a regular columnist for numerous magazines on legal, employment, mine and occupational safety/health issues, and is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.
She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center, and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Glenna Smith, CMSP
Period 2: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. CT
OSHA 1910.146: Keeping Confined Space Entry Safe
Complying with OSHA 1910.146 is mandatory, but is it enough? What is RPP and does your facility have it properly implemented? How does your confined space entry program fit into your company's risk management plan (EPA) and process safety management (OSHA) systems? Compare non-permit-required entry with permit-required entry and discuss OSHA interpretations of the standard.
Mark Heuchert , MBA
OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard: Achieving Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls
Learn how to effectively manage your process safety management (PSM) program by avoiding common mistakes that lead to OSHA violations. Learn from the perspective of a safety professional and outside legal counsel and gain new insight on how to deal with the PSM standard.
Ryan Burr, CSP
Ryan Burr, CSP, is the Director of EHS for Tosca, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has environmental, health and safety experience across multiple industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Ryan has been a speaker at the ASSP Professional Development Conference along with the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Institute. He has also served as a member of the ASSP Georgia Chapter Executive Committee and as a member of the IUP Safety Sciences Advisory Board.
Kristin White is a partner in the Denver office of Fisher Phillips and a member of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management group. She regularly counsels and defends clients on regulatory workplace safety matters, and often acts as crisis management counsel. She also defends employers in state and federal court against discrimination claims, and regularly advises on employment law matters.
Period 3: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT
An Occupational Risk Based Approached to Maintaining Your Respiratory Protection Programs in a COVID-19 Environment
Managing the COVID-19-related requirements of OSHA's respiratory protection standard can be an overwhelming challenge for even the most seasoned safety professionals. Learn how you as a program administrator can maintain your respiratory protection programs while dealing with respirator shortages, social distances requirements, dwindling fit testing supplies, challenged and changing workforces, confusing temporary regulations, incorrect fit testing programs and ever-changing workplaces.
Dennis Terpin, Ph.D., EMT, OHST
Dr. Terpin is the Retired Senior Industrial Hygienist and Emergency Manager at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dennis has more than 50 years of experience in the occupational safety and health, laboratory safety and emergency management/response fields. Dennis served as Deputy Commander of the University’s Emergency Response Team and Safety Office for the University Incident Management Team. During his 50-year career in the safety and emergency management fields, Dr. Terpin has served as a World Trade Center 9/11 responder, safety manager, fire chief, paramedic, rescue specialist, and Homeland Security/FEMA certified master instructor (CDP and EMI). He serves on the ANSI Z88, Z88.10 and ASTM F23.65 International Respiratory Protection Committees. He was the recipient of the 2014 Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Emergency Management Achievement Award, the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018 and 2019 - Gold Level DHS/FEMA/Center for Domestic Preparedness Excellence (in the indirect Training Program) Instructor awards and three Center for Domestic Preparedness 5.0 Perfect Instructor Awards.
Expo & Lunch Break: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT
Period 4: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CT
Ouch! Handling Workplace Injuries: OSHA and Related Issues
Understand how work-related injuries may trigger a litany of potential compliance issues: OSHA reporting, recordkeeping, and inspection; workers' compensation reporting and benefits; Family and Medical Leave Act and other required leave; reasonable accommodation obligations; and discrimination and retaliation issues.
Phillip Russell, J.D.
Dee Anna Hays, J.D.
Period 5: 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. CT
Confidently Exercising Employer Rights in an OSHA Inspection
Ever doubted yourself when it came to addressing specific requests from an OSHA compliance officer? A detailed understanding of employer rights can help you build a plan for OSHA inspections and respond effectively to OSHA requests with confidence.
Barry Spurlock, J.D., Esq., CSP
Todd Logsdon, J.D., Esq.
Todd Logsdon is a partner in Fisher Phillips’ Louisville office and co-leader of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Practice Group. His practice is devoted to advising and representing employers regarding labor and employment law matters. Todd obtained his undergraduate degree from Murray State University, as well as his graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and his law degree from the University of Louisville.
Todd represents and advises employers exclusively on a variety of labor and employment topics, with a particular emphasis on OSHA issues including contesting and litigating OSHA citations, representing employers during OSHA inspections/investigations, OSHA compliance audits and providing OSHA compliance advice, defending whistleblower/retaliation claims, as well as discrimination, FMLA, wage and hour, and covenants not to compete. Todd is also a member of the Fisher Phillips COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Six concurrent sessions featuring live Q&A with the speaker
- Digital copies of three key documents:
- ASSP A10.0-2019, The Construction and Demolition Operations Compendium of Standards
- ANSI/ASSP Z359.1-2016, The Fall Protection Code
- ASSP GM Z10.101-2019, Guidance Manual: Keep Your People Safe in Smaller Organizations
- Earn up to .6 CEUs
- Access to our virtual expo and all networking events
- 30-day access to all recorded education sessions
- 20% off ASSP gear