Contractors and temporary workers are disproportionately represented in fatality and severe injury cases, and host employers and general contractors often find themselves facing legal contractual and tort liability. OSHA and MSHA have increased their emphasis programs on dual liability, with penalties reaching as high as $270,903 per violation. The increased use of third-party workers, via subcontractors, day laborers and temporary workers from staffing agencies raise safety and health management challenges.
Join us on September 22 for a free webinar with Adele Abrams. Her presentation will outline the key legal and OSHA/MSHA exposures and how to implement best practices on contractor prequalification, worker training and program coordination, to mitigate liability and improve overall worksite safety.
- The latest enforcement position by OSHA and MSHA for violations involving contractors under the agencies’ multi-employer worksite doctrines
- Methods of prequalifying contractors and vetting staffing agencies effectively
- Which program areas require coordination between multiple employers sharing a worksite, including inspections and training
- Distinctions between contractors, temporary workers and day laborers from a legal perspective and the DOL position on misclassification of workers
- The latest on the DOL/NLRB “joint employer” test factors and how these impact contractor relations
This webinar may qualify for 0.15 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for EHS managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their accrediting agency requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).
Law Firm of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Adele Abrams is the president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, a multi-attorney firm with offices in the DC area, Denver and WV. She represents employers nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation. Adele also provides safety training, consultation and auditing services. She is the 2017 recipient of the National Safety Council’s DSSA award, and is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, where she has received the SPY award multiple times. Adele is also on the faculty of the University of Colorado, and Catholic University, where she instructs on employment, labor and occupational safety law.