COVID-19 Workplace Safety for Non-Safety Professionals

Recorded On: 10/13/2020

Safety is essential to the long-term profitability and well-being of any organization, but many companies don't have the staff or funds to dedicate a full-time resource to it.  Safety training and compliance, including OHSA and or MIOSHA compliance, often falls on the shoulders of HR managers or support staff who wear many other hats in their companies already.  During the COVID-19 pandemic we have all had to quickly adapt to fluid changes regarding virtually all aspects of workplace safety. 

If “safety professional” is not your primary role and you're involved with planning or communicating safety messages, this one-hour webinar on October 13, 2020 is for you. If safety IS your primary role, this may be a good refresher course or resource to share with your front-line managers involved in safety efforts!

During this webinar, we will go through the ways you can work to improve safety and compliance at your organization. We will discuss key elements of every safety program and how they can be implemented in your workplace.  We will also go over tips for changing unsafe employee behaviors and supply you with resources to keep your company up-to-date and compliant.


  • How safety impacts the success of every company
  • Things every safety program should include
  • COVID-19 specific safety requirements 
  • Documentation requirements related to safety and compliance
  • Holding every employee accountable for their behaviors 
  • Who to turn to in an emergency

 This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar. 

John David Gardiner

Member - Bodman PLC

John Gardiner is a member of Bodman’s Workplace Law Group based in the Grand Rapids office. He has more than a decade of experience representing established as well as entrepreneurial businesses and their owners in employment law matters and related litigation. He counsels these clients on a full range of employment issues involving claims of discrimination, sexual and other forms of illegal harassment, accommodating employees with disabilities, FMLA issues, wage and hour issues, reductions-in-force, discipline and discharge issues, among others. He also represents business owners and their families in connection with alleged white-collar crime and other criminal investigations.

Rebecca C. Seguin-Skrabucha

Associate- Workplace Law Practice Group, Bodman PLC

Rebecca Seguin-Skrabucha is a member of Bodman's Workplace Law Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in advising employers on compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws. She also has experience defending employers on a variety of employment claims before state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She has represented employers in disputes involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and alleged violations of the FLMA, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA.

John T. Below

Member, Bodman PLC

John aggressively solves problems and wins cases for his clients, which include, large employers in the construction and health care industries, regional and national banks, and major manufacturing and industrial companies. John partners with his clients and together, they forge and execute strategies for success.

John’s primary area of litigation and dispute resolution expertise is state and federal litigation of employment law matters, including: Discrimination litigation and arbitrations
Wrongful discharge litigation and arbitrations
Non-compete and confidentiality agreement litigation
Traditional labor matters
Administrative proceedings before the EEOC and MDCR

One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


COVID-19 Workplace Safety for Non-Safety Professionals
COVID-19 Workplace Safety for Non-Safety Professionals Live event: 10/13/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT) You must register to access.
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