Safety and the ADA: How to Assure that Your Organization is Compliant in Both Key Areas
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Like it or not, compliance with regulations in one area may put you into direct conflict with complying with another set of regulations. That is one of the challenges employers face when they attempt to meet the requirements for safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Let's say you terminate an employee who has consistently failed to operate his forklift in a safe manner despite repeated warnings and training. What you may not know is that a protected medical condition is behind his poor performance. This means you have a duty to work toward a reasonable accommodation instead of showing him the door. The mistake is understandable, but it's one that can cost your organization dearly.
Join us for an in-depth webinar when our presenter will provide you with an understanding of employee accommodation requirements under the ADA, strategies to make sure both the safety and ADA programs are aligned in areas such as return-to-work, drug and alcohol use, and modified work, and legal approaches to consider when things get complicated.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- How recent changes to the ADA have increased your accommodation obligations
- What to do when you suspect a protected health condition is behind an employee's poor safety performance
- How the ADA can affect your return-to-work and modified duty policies and procedures
- When it's a good idea to call in outside counsel rather than trying to handle a potentially explosive situation on your own
- How to handle the tricky issue of employee drug and alcohol use in an ADA-compliant manner
About your presenter:
Attorney Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. of Fisher &Phillips, LLP has worked in the labor and employment area for more than 30 years, specializing in occupational safety and health issues. He served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA from 2006 to 2008 and as chairman of the OSHA Review Commission from 1990 to 1995. In 2010, 2011, and again in 2012-2013, 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.
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