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Handling Catastrophic Accidents in the Workplace

November 14, 2018 - 2pm - 3pm   •   Webinar
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No employer ever expects a catastrophic workplace accident or incident to occur at their work site. However, while the American workplace is safer than ever, hardly a week goes by without a news report concerning a plant explosion, a chemical release or a fatality arising out of a workplace accident. The fact is that these events do happen and it is critical that you have an effective response plan in place. Join us for this one-hour webinar with attorney, Ed Foulke, and discover the essential components of a comprehensive plan both from a regulatory perspective as well as a “common sense” perspective.

You’ll learn:

  • Catastrophic incident response best practices that you should consider;
  • Practical and proven strategies for establishing an effective internal and external communications process;
  • An approach to determine and assure all required notifications occur;
  • Key contacts that you need to identify, both within in the company as well as with first responders and community organizations;
  • How to design an effective response plan and who needs to be involved;
  • Proven strategies for evacuation and other steps you can take to assure the event does not become even more severe;
  • How to evaluate processes and operations in order to establish comprehensive shutdown procedures
Live webinars are FREE to TRSA members. Non-members can register for a fee of $99.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ed was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, Ed served in that capacity from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history.

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