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Disciplining Unsafe Workers: Legal Ins & Outs for Safety Managers & Employers

Summary

Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Unsafe workers not only present a serious injury risk, but repeated behavior also puts you at legal risk. You can't let their behavior continue, but how do you decide when it's time to discipline or terminate a problem employee? Once you decide, what legal rules do you need to consider? Gain the answers and strategies to effectively deal with unsafe workers in this can't-miss, 60-minute webinar. You will discover:

  • Appropriate communication techniques with unsafe employees
  • Legal considerations for discipline: What you can and can't do
  • Why OSHA considers post-injury drug testing to be "discipline"
  • Proven ways to get employees to take accountability for unsafe work
  • How to approach termination when nothing else works

Program Highlights

  • Legal Considerations for Disciplining Unsafe Workers: Do's & Don'ts

    • How to determine if your current discipline program meets legal requirements
    • OSHA's new policy: Requirements for disciplining injured workers
    • Workers' compensation: Avoid retaliation for delivering necessary feedback
    • What OSHA's says about drug testing employees involved in an incident
  • Developing Appropriate Disciplinary Programs to Curb Unsafe Work

    • Setting motivational goals & incentives: Gain employee buy-in
    • What are the differences between Formal and informal discipline programs?
    • Build and implement Performance Improvement Programs (PIPs) that work
  • When to Act: Setting & Communicating Clear Triggers for Disciplinary Actions

    • Defining the nature & seriousness of offenses that will result in intervention
    • The role of supervisors & managers in violations & providing oversight
    • Establish consistency with verbal, written and formal warnings
    • What employers need to know about OSHA Whistleblower Protections
  • Live Q&A: Ask the expert on disciplining unsafe workers!

About The Speaker

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP is a nationally recognized authority on Occupational Safety and Health law. She represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation and provides training and safety consultation.

  • Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing columns in "Modern Contractor Solutions" and "Pallet Central" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "New Construction Products," writing for ASSE publications and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" and the "Safety Professional's Handbook.".
  • Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Congress, where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Program Benefits

Join us for this essential 60-minute webinar on how to legally intervene with unsafe workers. Discover proven strategies to discipline employees who don't follow the rules while remaining legal compliant with OSHA.