How to Navigate the OSHA and COVID Intersection
- Understand the Basic Current COVID-19 Guidelines in Place from OSHA and the CDC and how Guidelines Differ from Standards
- Draft or Update the COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan for their Business
- Conduct a Documented COVID-19 Hazard Assessment for their Workplace
- Implement Basic COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures for Safer Workplaces
On June 17, 2021, OSHA issued a COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Standard for Healthcare. For General Industry (other than Healthcare), in lieu of specific Regulatory Standards, OSHA has issued specific COVID-19 Guidance entitled Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Human Resources Managers must be able to navigate through long lists of suggestions and advice on how to keep their workplaces safe while complying with OSHA Guidelines and CDC Recommendations that are not necessarily Standards, but can still result in OSHA Citations if not followed. This breakout session is designed to help participants build their COVID-19 Prevention Programs at a time when OSHA is placing special emphasis on the virus by teaching the main points from OSHA’s Guidance, what portions of the COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Standard for Healthcare may apply in other industries, and how to keep everyone in their workplace as safe as possible from the virus while minimizing disruptions.
Regional Safety Director at Staffmark
Robert Magri, Regional Safety Director, Staffmark is a safety professional with thirty-one 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.