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Common Electrical Safety Mistakes:
Best Practices for Avoiding OSHA Violations and Citations

Rescheduled Live Webinar Coming Friday, January 24, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific
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In October 2013, the preliminary figures for OSHA's top 10 violations for FY 2013 revealed thousands of violations related to electrical safety. Coming in at number five was "electrical, wiring methods" with 3,452 violations. Common issues involved problems with flexible cords and cables, boxes, and temporary wiring; poor use of extension cords; and using temporary wiring as permanent wiring.
At number eight was "lockout/tagout," with 3,254 violations ranging from poor or no energy control procedures to inadequate worker training, and incomplete inspections.
"Electrical, general" took the number nine spot (2,745 violations) for exposure to electric shock and electrocution.
One of the best ways to improve the overall compliance of your safety program is to take a close look at the electrical safety violations for which OSHA is citing companies, including yours. By taking advantage of these ‘hard lessons learned’ you can use the information to identify gaps in your current program and share what you've learned with senior management, facility staff, and your audit team.
Join us for an in-depth webinar on January 15 when our presenter, a seasoned safety expert who has helped many companies develop compliant electrical safety programs, will provide participants with an assessment of the FY 2013 electrical violation categories and suggest ways to use the information to improve overall electrical safety compliance.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:

  • The electrical violations on the FY 2013 list and how the electrical safety violation categories relate to OSHA’s 2014 enforcement strategy and initiatives such as the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and the National Emphasis Program
  • Approaches you can take for using the electrical safety violations to evaluate your existing compliance status
  • How to incorporate this information into your audit and inspection process
  • What you can do to stay ahead of OSHA enforcement actions in the area of electrical safety
  • The potential impact of new and pending electrical safety regulations and consensus standards such as NFPA70E as they relate to future enforcement trends
  • Ways your company can use various data bases such as the electrical violations on the Top 10 to develop your company’s own ‘Electrical Safety Focus’ list
  • Why misunderstanding ‘Arc Flash’ can cost money and lives
  • How can you improve your lockout/tagout program
  • Ways to identify and evaluate resources to help you best use this information in a meaningful way

How to Register:

  • Register Now online or call 1-800-7-ASK-BLR (1-800-727-5257)
  • Please mention Conference Code: S20563 when calling.

About Your Presenter:
Michael Lawrence is principal of Summit Safety Technologies based in Long Beach, California. Mr. Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager and technical trainer, and has been training adult workers and safety professionals for many years. He is a frequent speaker and is recognized for his expert knowledge of safety regulations, safety management systems, business continuation planning, emergency preparedness, and quality management systems.
Mr. Lawrence has more than 30 years experience in safety management, technical training, instructional design, and quality management, with skills that were honed during his 16 years in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and 14 years in Naval Aviation. This experience includes many years in electronics/electrical technology and maintenance. With more than three decades of experience as a frontline worker, supervisor, manager, and business owner, he brings a refreshing down-to-earth approach in the effective sharing of knowledge and experience.
Mr. Lawrence is certified in Safety & Health Systems for Small Business, Instructional Design, and as a Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET).

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Getting Injured Workers Back to Work in California: Return-to-Work Strategies for Success Amid Recent WC Reform Measures

Live webinar coming Wednesday, January 29, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific
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Most of the implementation of S.B. 863, which has been widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package, occurred in 2013. The package, signed into law in 2012, contains a plethora of revisions intended to improve delivery of benefits to injured workers while reducing costs for employers. This is especially true in the area of medical treatment.
Full implementation of S.B. 864 continues in 2014 and beyond. To benefit from the workers' compensation reforms, it's important to understand exactly what has changed and how to use the reforms to your full advantage. Just as importantly, it is critical that the return-to-work (RTW) component of your safety program be well designed and effectively implemented to assure that workers are being productive and overall workers' compensation costs are being managed effectively.
Join us for an in-depth webinar on January 29. Our presenter, a seasoned EHS lawyer and consultant who has helped companies effectively integrate the workers' compensation reforms into their overall program as well as provide expert recommendation on successful RTW strategies, will provide proven suggestions and recommendations to aid in strengthening both aspects of existing programs.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:

  • Which California workers' compensation reform measures have been implemented to date and what/when additional provisions go into effect
  • How to assure that you and your workers’ compensation carrier are “on the same page” as you make the necessary and required adjustments to your workers' compensation program
  • the necessary and required adjustments to your workers' compensation program ¥ The relationship of RTW and workers' compensation with other leave, disability and safety-related laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave/California Family Rights Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act--and how to manage intersecting compliance obligations
  • The benefits of a comprehensive RTW program
  • How to evaluate your existing RTW practices, and best practices for designing a successful RTW program going forward
  • Essential elements to include in your RTW program
  • How to generate the commitment from senior management for your RTW program by emphasizing the cost benefits of a well-designed program
  • The crucial role key teams play in developing and implementing your RTW program, including safety, medical (in-house and out sourced), legal, HR, production, and maintenance
  • Successful ways for working closely with your medical providers and treating physicians
  • Best practices for documenting the requirements for permanent and transitional jobs, and the importance of having clear and useful job descriptions so you can best work with medical staff
  • How to assure that supervisors understand and follow the RTW process, including how to get them to comply with medical limitations
  • How to prepare successful and practical individual RTW plans
  • How to address union concerns that may arise when you seek to return a worker to the job
  • Strategies for finding and evaluating outside resources to help you in developing and implementing your RTW program

How to Register:

  • Register Now online or call 1-800-7-ASK-BLR (1-800-727-5257)
  • Please mention Conference Code: S20594 when calling.

About Your Presenter:
Don Dressler of Don Dressler Consulting of Irvine, California has been working with safety recordkeeping for over 15 years as the head of an agricultural trade association's safety and loss control staff and since 2003 as a safety and human resources consultant and attorney. Mr. Dressler focuses on safety, employment and human resources issues, accident investigations, OSHA compliance and workers' compensation.
Mr. Dressler serves as Risk and Safety Consultant to the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers, Group Safety Manager for the 3,500 members of the Attorneys and Accountants Association safety group sponsored by the American Association of Attorney/Certified Public Accountants and also legal advisor to the California Association of Agricultural Labor, an association of California farm labor contractors.
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