Update on OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

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Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible on-line and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

In this educational program, panelists will explain OSHA’s 2016 rule on recording and reporting workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as recent changes to the rule. These experts will examine the use of incentive programs and post-accident drug testing and discuss how these can be used in the workplace without running afoul of the rule’s prohibition against retaliation. 

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand OSHA’s requirements for recordkeeping and reporting of workplaces injuries and illnesses, including a look at how the requirements may change in the near future
  • Know the agency’s requirements for employers to avoid retaliating against employees who report injuries or illnesses, including the use of incentive programs
  • Learn the role of post-incident drug testing and whether and how drug tests may be used without running afoul of OSHA requirements 

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Executives, consultants, facilities managers, and legal professionals within the occupational safety and health fields as well as human resource managers, service providers, and consultants.

Presenters

Barry Spurlock
  • Assistant Professor
  • Eastern Kentucky University

Barry is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, a practicing attorney, and Board Certified Safety Professional. Prior to being a full-time faculty member at EKU, Barry practiced law full time at Fisher Phillips, and devoted a significant amount of his practice to representing and advising employers on employment law and OSHA matters. Before becoming an attorney, Barry worked for over 16 years as a safety and environmental professional in the steel, food and insurance industries. He also served as an adjunct faculty for Indiana University for over a decade, and while there, developed one of the first courses on safety performance measurement to be offered at any university. Barry holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Safety and Risk Management, and a Master of Science in Loss Prevention and Safety Administration, both from Eastern Kentucky University.   He also holds a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Barry is an active member of ASSE and currently serves the Louisville Chapter as a past president and as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee.  He is also a member of ASSE’s National Government Affairs Committee. Barry has authored articles for the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Specialty’s Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability periodical, and is co-author of the book “Chomp Comp; The Small Business Guide to Lower Worker’s Compensation Premiums.”  He is also the editor and author of the 2nd Edition of Physical Hazards of the Work published by CRC Press. He is a frequent speaker at national safety conferences such as the ASSE PDC, ASSE SeminarFest and the National Safety Congress.

Charlotte Tucker
  • Editor/Writer
  • Bloomberg Environment

Charlotte Tucker is an Editor/Writer with Bloomberg Environment. She covers legal and regulatory developments related to domestic EHS issues, with a primary focus on occupational safety and health, included on the Safety Resource Center and the Safety Guide.

Charlotte has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and master’s degree from American University. She has been with Bloomberg Environment for six years.

Fatima Hussein
  • Reporter
  • Bloomberg Environment

Fatima Hussein is a worker safety legal reporter for Bloomberg Environment. She covers changes in worker safety laws, reports on the various administrative safety agencies, from OSHRC to FMSHRC, and writes about trends in the field.

She was previously a legal reporter at the Indianapolis Star covering organized labor, politics and elections, and she was a labor reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer, covering employment and pensions.

She graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law and the University of North Florida.

Todd Logsdon
  • Attorney
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP

Todd B. Logsdon is an attorney in the Louisville office of the law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he represents employers in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Todd obtained his undergraduate degree from Murray State University, as well as his graduate degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and his law degree from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Occupational Safety and Health Committee, as well as the Indiana, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations. Todd is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Indiana state courts, the federal courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Todd accrued many years of practical experience prior to beginning his legal career working in manufacturing with responsibilities for Human Resources and Safety. Todd represents and advises employers exclusively on a variety of labor and employment topics, with a particular emphasis on OSHA issues including contesting and litigating OSHA citations, representing employers during OSHA inspections/investigations, OSHA compliance audits and providing OSHA compliance advice, defending whistleblower/retaliation claims, as well as discrimination, FMLA, wage and hour, and covenants not to compete.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 CLE; General COA
Level:
Basic
Production Date:
08/22/2018