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Hazard Recognition: Identifying the Hidden Dangers in Your Workplace
June 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Safety Month – Keep your Team Protected.
We kick off National Safety Month by looking at how to establish a process that emphasizes the importance of safety and health and sets in place safety leadership.
The most common causes of workplace injuries, illnesses and incidents is the failure to identify or recognize hazards that are present, or that could have been anticipated. A critical element of any effective safety and health program is a proactive, ongoing process to identify and assess such hazards.
- OSHA’S 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
- Typical mistakes employers make regarding LOTO, machine guarding, respiratory protection, hazard communication, and powered industrial trucks
- National Emphasis Programs (NEPS) that enable OSHA to inspect your workplace even when nobody complained, and nobody was seriously hurt
Ashley D. Mitchell | Associate, Conn Maciel Carey
In the Chicago office of Conn Maciel Carey, Ashley supports both the OSHA and Labor and Employment practice groups, advising clients in a broad range of employment issues involving the employer-employee relationship including wage and hour disputes, Title VII discrimination claims, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She also represents employers during federal OSHA and State OSH Plan inspections and investigations, while providing advice and guidance on responding to workplace safety complaints and litigating contests of OSHA citations.
Margo Barr | Technical Specialist, IMEC
Over the last 20 years, Margo has worked in a variety of industries and witnessed the enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication that makes it possible for organizations to reach and exceed goals. Margo’s experience includes mentoring, continuous improvement, lean implementation, quality systems, and logistics. She is a true believer that when a workforce has the resources and knowledge needed to succeed, then success is obtainable.
Aaron Gelb | Partner, Conn Maciel Carey
Our Safety Moderator Aaron Gelb is a partner in Conn Maciel Carey’s Chicago office where he regularly advises and represents clients in relation to inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA and state OSH programs, while managing a full range of litigation against OSHA. Aaron attended college at the University of Chicago and law school at the University of Texas
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