Preparing Workplaces for the “New Normal” with as Little Disruption as Possible

April After Class Workshop-Virtual

Categories: Workshop

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The “new normal” has created major disruptions for many businesses.  Human Resources Managers often find themselves in charge of making the workplace as safe as possible and complying with OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines while minimizing workplace changes and disruptions.  This breakout session is designed to provide participants with detailed information and specific ideas for assessing their workplaces to comply with OSHA Guidelines and protect everyone in their establishment from the virus with as little disruption to the workflow as possible.  Specific ideas for both compliance and prevention will be presented and discussed.

 Participants in the Workshop will be able to:

1.       Conduct a Documented COVID-19 Hazard Assessment for Their Workplace

2.       Implement Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls, Work Practice Controls, and Personal Protective Equipment Requirements to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Their Workplaces

3.       Conduct a Documented PPE Hazard Assessment for COVID-19 in Their Workplace

SPEAKER: Robert Magri, Regional Safety Director, Staffmark

Robert Magri, Regional Safety Director, Staffmark is a safety professional with thirty years of safety experience.  Robert possesses a Master of Science Degree in Operations Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication both from the University of Arkansas.  He holds a Certificate in Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Professionals and is an Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Approved Professional Safety Source.  Robert was an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Operations Management Department at the University of Arkansas for six years and was an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for twenty-one years.  He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals who has completed over 700 hours of professional course work including the OSHA Training Institute’s Safety and Health Course for Federal Agencies, the Oklahoma State University Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Course, and U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course.  Robert has been with Staffmark for twenty-six years and was the full-time State Safety Specialist for the Arkansas Army National Guard prior to his tenure at Staffmark.