Workplace violence can come in many forms, sexual assault being one of the most talked about today. Under OSHA's General Duty Clause, employers and safety managers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment for employees - sexual assault is not just a matter for HR.
What prevention and training strategies has your organization created and implemented to address the epidemic of sexual harassment and violence? In this crucial and highly-informative webinar, we'll discuss how violence can be prevented by strong, effective organizational policies, practices, and training. You'll learn:
How to draft robust policies to protect your workers
Training requirements and tips for driving home your message
Keys to enforcing policies, and steps to take if they aren't followed
What you need to do if violence is perpetrated against an employee
Guidelines to ensure compliance with OSHA rules
The Safety Manager's Responsibility: Preventing Violence & Sexual Assault
Protecting employees isn't voluntary; it's the law
Creating, developing, and implementing effective procedures
Understanding OSHA's policies on workplace violence
Strategies specific to worker-on-worker violence prevention
Addressing personal relationship or intimate partner violence
Sexual Assault Occurrences: Handling Complaints, Reporting and Discipline
Stop the progression from aggression to physical violence & sexual assault
Proportionate discipline - what it means; how to manage it
Complaint procedures that must be incorporated into your policies
If an assault has occurred, what's the next step?
Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!
About The Speaker
Max Muller, an OSHA Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer, has more than 40 years of business experience as an attorney, businessman, and professional trainer.
In 1990, drawing on his diverse background, he began a consulting practice focusing on providing practical solutions in the areas of workplace legalities, e.g., equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, FLSA, ADEA, etc.; safety and health regulatory compliance (OSHA); facilities management; and, warehousing/inventory control.
He authored several books like "The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, Second Edition", AMACOM Books and SHRM, New York City, August 2013.
Violence and sexual assault are tragic realities in today's workplace, and is highlighted even more by events in the media. Safety managers need to have strong policies in place to prevent assaults and protect workers. In this 60-minute program you'll learn how to develop effective policies, and guidelines for training and enforcement of policies.