Don't Make Orange the New Black: Avoiding Criminal Liability for Workplace Accidents

*Approved for 3 general HRCI credits and 3 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credits (PDCs)*

This seminar will cover Cal-OSHA inspections and citation defense strategies. Further, a workplace fatality in California where a violation of a safety order exists may result in criminal prosecution of the company or individual supervisors. Other sources of potential criminal liability—making false statements—may also arise during OSHA inspections. How significant is the risk of criminal prosecution, and should it change your approach to OSHA fatality inspections? Now apply what you’ve learned about the potential risks of a criminal prosecution. Using a scenario based on real-life experiences, attendees will participate as team members in a prototypical company’s “workplace crisis center” as a fatality investigation unfolds. At the conclusion, you will be prepared to spot potential issues that could lead to criminal prosecution.

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Featured Presenters:

Kevin D. Bland, Esquire
Mr. Bland provides a wealth of experience in Health and Safety. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Bland had nearly 20 years of construction, safety, and business experience. In 2000, he launched his legal career after graduating cum laude from Whittier School of Law.
Sean Paisan, Esquire
Sean Paisan specializes in helping businesses through comprehensive and thoughtful representation. He is OSHA 30 Certified and has extensive litigation experience handling cases involving workplace safety, including OSHA appeals and civil tort cases stemming from alleged OSHA violations. He has worked for both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the US Attorney’s Office.