Many professionals’ entire careers may pass without encountering a single DOL or OSHA investigation, severe employee injury, or other workplace disaster. Nonetheless, experience proves that delaying crisis preparation will invariably exacerbate your organization’s liability and potential exposure. Consequently, given most individuals’ lack of familiarity with such unexpected crises, advanced preparation and planning are critical.
This Breakfast Briefing panel discussion titled, “Expect the Unexpected: Advance Preparation for Regulators, Injuries, and Other Potential Disasters,” identified and evaluated potential workplace crises, including unannounced DOL and OSHA investigations, worksite disasters, and severe employee injuries. Our panel discussed how to anticipate your obligations in the event of such a crisis, advanced development of effective policies and procedures, and other tips to guide your organization through such emergencies. The panel included Annalyn G. Smith, Cristina C. Jennings, and Justin Barbour and was moderated by Christine E. Reinhard.