When the Unthinkable Happens: Preventing & Addressing Violence in the Workplace
Thursday, November 13, 2014
2 P.M. ET (11 A.M. PT)
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Two million American workers report they are victims of workplace violence each year. These astounding figures have impelled regulators to take aim at work environments that lack protections for employees against threats and verbal abuse, physical assaults and even homicide. In 2010 there were 506 workplace homicides and it is the leading cause of death for working women.
Employers and their counsel must be vigilant, understand the legal requirements, and operate with an effective workplace violence (WPV) prevention plan.
Join our highly credentialed panelists as they examine:
- OSHA’s criteria for initiating workplace violence inspections
- OSHA’s citation history under the general duty clause and the high-risk industries subject to the enforcement initiative
- The Secretary of Labor’s legal burden of proof under Review Commission and Circuit Court law
- Identifying feasible means of abatement
- Patient rights movement
- Work cultures that view violence against employees as an occupational hazard
- Inadequate staffing levels due to economic conditions, which increases risk
- Melissa A. Bailey, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Washington, D.C
- Lori Severson, MS, HEM, ASP, Vice President, Loss Control Consultant, Lockton Companies
CLE is approved or in the process of approval for the mandatory CLE states listed below for 90 minutes of CLE credit. The type of credit allowed will be determined by the state governing MCLE Board. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico†, New York†, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.