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Workplace Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention: Policies & Practices for Safety Managers




April 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET)

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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

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Program Benefits

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.