On Thursday, September 21, Tracy L. Moon Jr. of Fisher & Phillips LLP conducted a live NATE webinar entitled Catastrophic Workplace Accidents: It Could Happen To You.
No employer ever expects a catastrophic workplace accident or incident to occur at their work site. However, according to our expert, “While the American workplace is safer than ever, hardly a week goes by without a news report concerning a plant explosion, a chemical release or a fatality arising out of a workplace accident.” The fact is that these events do happen and it is critical that you have an effective response plan in place. Reacting after the fact will only complicate things, create poor response to the event, fragmented and inconsistent communication both internally and externally, difficulty and delays in getting operations back on line. Clearly, the best approach is to have a good overall EHS program to avoid such incidents AND to have an effective response plan in case something catastrophic does happen.
Essential Learning Objectives Included:
- The essential components of a comprehensive program both from a regulatory perspective as well as a “common sense” perspective;
- Catastrophic incident response best practices that you should consider;
- How to design an effective response plan and who needs to be involved; and
- Approaches for testing your plan and assuring that all involved personnel are properly trained and prepared.