Accident Investigations: Legal Do's & Don'ts for Your Organization
Recording Price: $199.00
(Includes Proprietary Materials)
To be effective and thorough, accident investigations need clear guidelines for employees to follow. Without them, the process quickly breaks down, putting the organization at risk for legal problems including OSHA citations and third-party lawsuits. Join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn:
How to avoid the top legal traps of performing accident investigations
Guidelines to keep damaging, unrelated information out of reports
Specific actions that can make or break a lawsuit against you
Documentation approaches to strengthen defensive strategies
Ways to improve your investigations, increase safety, and prevent liability
How to Conducting an Effective Accident Investigation
Guidelines for conducting a thorough investigation
Proper handling of discussions and evidence
OSHA's rules pertaining to accident investigations
Prevent the Investigation from Being Used Against You
Limiting supervisor, management and organizational liability
What you should and should not put in writing
Protecting information from discoverability
Handling regulations, citations and violations
What You Can Do to Reduce Risk of Employee Lawsuits
Overview of OSHA, workers' comp, ADA and FMLA
Federal enforcement for criminal and civil prosecution
Safety Observation Audits: Requirements for document retention
Managing contractor liabilities and avoiding tort litigation
Live Question and Answer Session - Have Your Specific Accident Investigation Questions Answered
About The Speaker
Expert speaker Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is nationally recognized as a leading authority on legally effective accident investigations. She has led dozens of accident investigations and developed a model emergency plan for a national organization.
Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing monthly columns in "MetalMag" and "Rock Products" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance" and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering".
Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.
It is critical to investigate each incident to prevent future occurrences, and ensure no one inadvertently contributes to costly legal problems. This 60-minute program will provide you with clear guidelines to improve your investigations, increase safety, and prevent liability.