Navigating OSHA Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded On: 05/14/2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are facing new questions and challenges daily, including determining how to best keep their workforce safe upon physically returning to their facilities.  Employers must also have an understanding of their COVID-19 documentation responsibilities, reporting duties, and investigation expectations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Please join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar to better understand how to navigate these uncharted waters, and best practices for OSHA compliance. 

What You Will Learn:

  •  An overview of OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.
  • When employees may legally refuse to work under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act). 
  • Training and labeling of cleaning chemicals for authorized use in the workplace. 
  • When COVID-19 constitutes a reportable illness and the time frame employers have to report it; and 
  • An overview of the latest guidance issued by OSHA regarding its interim enforcement plan for investigations.


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

John P. Hancock

Shareholder, Butzel Long

John P. Hancock, Jr. is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He is a graduate of Duke University Law School and the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Hancock's practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers.  He has also done extensive employment litigation and OSHA litigation.  Mr. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations for public schools, municipal and public utilities as well as clients in various other businesses ranging from casinos to steel plants to hospitals and country clubs.  A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues. 

Hannah E. Treppa

Associate, Butzel Long

Hannah Treppa is an associate based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. Ms. Treppa focuses her practice primarily on employment and labor law. Ms. Treppa’s experience includes defending clients in administrative charges before governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as in state and federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuits. In addition, Ms. Treppa has also represented clients in general matters pertaining to commercial and tort litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract actions and product liability litigation. Ms. Treppa is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

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.


Navigating OSHA Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Live event: 05/14/2020 at 10:00 AM (EDT) You must register to access.
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