Should Employees Be Disciplined for Safety Violations? [2416]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Union Station Ballroom A

   Sue Wetzel, Of Counsel, Bricker & Eckler LLP
   Jill Bigler, Associate, Bricker & Eckler LLP

Track: Legal
Secondary Track: Safety Management
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


While some employers are nervous to discipline when a safety violation has occurred, and simply don’t do it at all, oftentimes others swing the pendulum the other way and discipline too harshly, leading to expensive law suits. There is a line between these two, and with proper attention, proper discipline of an employee during a safety violation can occur. The presenters have an open discussion with employers and provide strategies for disciplining employees properly when a safety violation occurs to improve overall workplace safety.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss strategies for effectively disciplinig employees when a safety violation occurs
Identify the benefits of proper discipline and why it is important for a safe workplace
Discuss the law under OSHA, the Fair Labor Standards Act and workers' compensation as it pertains to discipline of employees after a safety violation

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CLE: 1
  EPA: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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