Safety professionals must recognize that effective safety management has always included an understanding of HR issues. However, as more complex legal restrictions increase, safety professional must have a broad knowledge of risk management, labor, employment and legal principles. The current administration as well as labor unions and the plaintiffs are focusing on related areas of exposure and in many cases are filing multiple claims - each having a safety component. Thus, more than ever, safety managers can contribute to the success of their company by knowing how risk management from a safety perspective impacts many labor and employment areas.
By participating in this webinar, you will learn:
- How safety risk management is part of the overall business management strategy
- The role that safety plays in overall risk management
- How to examine the total cost of accidents as part of your risk management strategy
- How a workplace injury may lead to multiple labor and employment issues and lawsuits and how to address them
- The interrelationship with safety to the ADA, EEOC, FLSA, worker's comp, and MLRA unfair labor practices
- How whistleblower and discrimination minefields exist throughout these different issues
- Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
- Slides from the session
- 0.2 CEUs
- Member Price: $95.00
- AIHA/ACHMM Price: $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
- List Price: $115.00
About the Speaker
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr is a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm. Mr. Foulke is co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group in its Atlanta, Georgia office. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Mr. Foulke was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April,2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities rates dropped to their lowest level in recorded history. He also served as Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He is the only person in the United States to serve as head of OSHA and as Chairman of the Review Commission.
For approximately thirty (30) years, Mr. Foulke has worked in the labor and employment area, specializing in occupational safety and health issues. In 2010 and again in 2011 he was named as one of the "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders" by EHS Today magazine, and in 2008 he was named as one of the "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders" in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine. Mr. Foulke is recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues and one of the top speakers and writers in this area.
Mr. Foulke, a native of Perkasie, PA, graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA degree in Political Science (with honors) in 1974. He earned his law degree from Loyola University - New Orleans in 1978 and a Master of Law (Labor) degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1993.