How to Structure and Write a Safety Program for Small Business HR Managers

How to Structure and Write a Safety Program for Small Business HR Managers



VCU School of Business

  Product ID : JOME-0013

  Level : Intermediate

  Duration : 90 Minutes

John J. Meola is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM). He is an OSHA 500 Trainer in Construction Safety and is also an Adjunct Instructor in Risk Control at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. Meola has many years of experience building and managing safety & health plans for organizations of all sizes and industries. He is a published author of safety handbooks and is a highly energetic speaker on safety leadership topics.

This webinar will cover the main elements of structuring an OSHA Compliant safety Program, oriented toward small business – for example, under 200 employees. Usually, an organization of this site will not have a full time dedicated Safety Professional, and the HR Department or perhaps QA/QC or production management will take on the responsibility. Oftentimes this safety responsibility is dependent on the type of business and general level of risk and exposure to employees. However, in the new COVID era, this responsibility has taken on a somewhat different dimension.

This webinar will explore the traditional role of a part-time Safety Manager, such as a Human Resource professional, in comparison with the responsibilities and job functions of a full-time Safety Manager. We will illustrate the essential compliance mechanisms and steps that an HR person can implement easily and effectively.

There are basically two performance levels associated with this functional area:

  • New Hire Safety Orientation, including on-boarding, screening, background and reference, drug test, and other vetting protocols
  • Program Maintenance: in truth, the job of assuring a safe workplace is NEVER DONE. We will share some tips and techniques to help the non-safety professional achieve this level of program maintenance

OSHA has recently revised its penalty structure. Violations can be costly. We will discuss some of the ways you can:

  • Build a Safety & Health Program that meets OSHA requirements
  • Avoid or minimize penalties for non-compliance
  • Foster a positive climate of morale and employee engagement

Learning Objectives

  • In this webinar, we will refer to OSHA Standards and  Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) protocols and Best Practices
  • We will generally discuss the new COVID precautions and workplace health requirements
  • We will address the Top Ten list of chronic OSHA penalty areas and offer tips on how to build a Program to avoid these regulatory mine-fields
  • The discussion will include Violence in the Workplace- for businesses such as health care; commercial, retail, transportation – i.e. Uber & Lyft, taxi, van, livery drivers, etc. Driver Carries No Cash
  • The discussion will include Employee Wellness Programs – these have become the new normal in the HR arena

Course Level - Intermediate

Who Should Attend

  • Small & Medium Size Business Owners, Managers, Directors
  • Human Resource Managers, Directors, Officers, Administrators
  • HR Generalists & Technicians
  • Company Legal Staff, Insurance Managers
  • Safety Managers, Technicians, Assistants, Generalists, Specialists
  • Insurance Loss Control Reps and Managers
  • Insurance claims Adjusters and Managers
  • Insurance Underwriters, Agents, Brokers, Producers
  • QA/QC Managers shared responsibility with Safety
  • Fleet Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Supervisors, Plant Managers, Department Managers
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Operations Managers
  • Construction Foremen, Owners, Project Staff, Superintendents
  • Employee Benefits Managers
  • Safety Managers, Technicians, Administrators
  • Purchasing Agents, Logistics Managers

Why Should You Attend

  • How to protect your employees and your organization
  • How to comply with OSHA and other regulatory requirements
  • How to defend your company against allegations of negligence & liability
  • How to engage employees in safety & health
  • What OSHA records and reporting is required
  • Insurance discussion, byline of coverage, and analysis
  • Claims management practices- basic incident investigation practices
  • Your Experience Modification Rate/EMF explained
  • $200.00

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