Risk Control Services Webinar Series
Poms& Associates Risk Control Services will be providing free weekly webinars aimed at managers and supervisors to answer your questions regarding safety, security, and more!
Please join us for the following free webinars that will help you navigate this challenging situation.
New Year, Same Pandemic: A Primer on COVID-19 Issues in 2021
January 8, 2021, 10AM PST (11AM MST)
With the new year upon us, the pandemic is still affecting the way we conduct ourselves in both business and our everyday lives. In this webinar, the Poms Risk Control Team will provide an overview of new regulations from state and federal agencies including Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard as well as updates from the Department of Labor and the New Mexico Environment Department. We will also discuss various employment issues and the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Engaging in the Interactive Process During a Pandemic
January 22, 2021, 10AM PST (11AM MST)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines continue to impact how we conduct business in the United States. The Poms Risk Control team will discuss the importance of reassessing your accommodation procedures based on current business needs. We will also examine how the interactive process can help employers untangle state and federal workplace requirements to keep employees safe and productive.
Risk Control Roundtable
November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 Poms & Associates employment attorney Rebecca Torrey joins the Risk Control Team to discuss the latest developments and best practices in employment law, human resources, safety, and more. Download PDF Download Changes to CA Family Rights Act PDF Download Family Care and Medical Leave 2021 PDF
Challenges of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During COVID-19
November 9, 2020
November 6, 2020 The proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been important for keeping employees safe from potential hazards in the workplace, and the pandemic has reinforced importance, especially for respiratory protection. Unfortunately, as a side effect of the increased demand for respiratory PPE we have also seen a rise in counterfeit products on the market.
Mental Health for Remote Work
October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 As many continue to work and attend school remotely, the line between work and personal time is more blurred than ever. The Poms Risk Control team discusses the importance of mental health and self-care during the pandemic.
California Legislative Update
October 9, 2020
October 09, 2020 A flurry of new bills have been enacted by the California Legislature regarding employer obligations and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Poms Risk Control team discusses the impact this legislation will have on California organizations and what you need to do to maintain compliance.
Legal & Regulatory Update - COVID-19 and Beyond
October 2, 2020
October 02, 2020 The Poms & Associates Risk Control team holds a roundtable discussion addressing regulatory and best practices updates both related and not related to the pandemic from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other state, federal and local agencies.
Cyber Security in a Work-From-Home Environment
September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 This presentation reviews best practices for cyber security for organizations with a significant amount of their employees working from home. Our panel discusses important issues with managing network vulnerabilities, access points, virtual meeting platforms, and more.
Everyday Ergonomics for Remote Workers
September 11, 2020
This presentation will review ergonomic items such as job task analysis, review of the importance of breaks/stretches, and an overview of general ergonomic principles for anyone working at home or any other remote scenario. We will also show and discuss examples of modified home workspaces created with limited or no budget to help you design a safer setup for everything from home offices to student virtual learning environments.
Returning to Work Under California's New Tier System
September 11, 2020
Returning to Work Under California's New Tier System The California Department of Public Health has introduced a new tiered framework that lays out the measures for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities and business openings during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Regulatory Updates and Best Practices
August 25, 2020
August 21, 2020 On July 15, 2020, Virginia became the first state to issue mandatory COVID-19 workplace safety rules. The Virginia emergency temporary standard will be the first to go beyond OSHA’s non-mandatory guidance and establish minimum virus protection requirements.
Balancing Heat Illness Protections and COVID-19
August 13, 2020
August 7, 2020 Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. Employers must now protect workers from both COVID-19 and heat illness as the National Weather Service has issued extreme heat warnings in numerous states over the past several months.