Date: This Wednesday, January 24th
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. CST
Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. is hosting a complimentary webinar followed by a Q&A on Workplace Violence.
You will not want to miss this event! Our speakers will bring you the knowledge and tools you need to reduce your exposure to liability and Worker's Compensation Claims. Topics to be addressed include:
OSHA on Workplace Violence
Although there are no specific Federal OSHA standards to address workplace violence, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), in Section 5(a)(1), provides that "each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."
What actions must I take to be in compliance with OSHA?
What liabilities do employers face by allowing guns in the workplace?
-Employer's right to control its property and workplace vs. the right to own and bear firearms
-Additional potential liability for employers allowing guns at work
-Possibility of claims based upon unsafe work environments or even OSHA safety violations
-Negligent hiring, retention, or supervision claims
-Potential liability remains unknown because the laws are new and untested
-Litigation costs and costs of settlement to avoid the unknowns of trial
-Vicarious liability for the wrongful acts of employees under common law principles
Strategies to prevent Workplace Violence, including -
-The importance of conducting comprehensive safety and security audits,
-Setting up a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence,
-Implementing workplace violence emergency protocols,
-Training employees on how to respond to incidents of violence and how to identify risk factors which may lead to violence
-Practicing active shooter emergency drills.
Eugene Keefe and Bradley Smith
To register for the Workplace Violence webinar, contact:
Christina Anderson, ARM, Safety Manager
Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. | Website: www.corkillinsurance.com
Direct: 224-239-6762 | eMail: CAnderson@corkillinsurance.com
25 Northwest Point Blvd. Suite 625 | Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
There is no cost to attend this program.