COVID-19! How to Get Back to Work Safely in 2021!

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW21F0664

  • How can Employers use the OSHA guidance to prepare for the COVID-19 in the workplace
  • What other resources should you use to determine if your workplace is ready to manage the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Learn how using the OSHA Guidance and the EEOC Pandemic Guidance can provide Employers with an effective blueprint for opening safely
  • What Do industries have the highest risk for managing COVID-19
  • How can the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) be part of any plan to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace
  • How can Employers maintain safety guidelines to help retain employees
  • Employers need to consider several factors when deciding how they should open to ensure they are not in violation of safety regulations
  • Telecommuting and Remote work has increased as a method of responding to COVID-19 and there are issues they need to address i.e. monitoring productivity, non-exempt employees tracking time
  • Learn what regulatory agencies are involved in preparing the workplace for COVID-19 preparedness and compliance
  • Learn about the important factors that must be considered as you determine re-opening
  • Learn how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) can determine how Employers should proceed with responses by employees for reasonable accommodations
  • Learn what other factors determine if employees will return if asked
  • Can employers legally take the temperature of employees returning to the workplace
  • How Can Employers recall employees without Learn how effective communication can help employee retention
  • What minimum Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should be part of any workplace procedures and who should pay for it
  • What is the Employer's role in ensuring safety when the workplace opens
  • Which jobs are considered essential, high risk, or low risk for COVID-19

Overview of the webinar

OSHA & EEOC have created Guidance’s with the collaboration of CDC, ADA, and other regulatory agencies for COVID-19 which have very good components. Employers should use these guides as good practice for opening their workplace or transitioning their workforce to the new normal to avoid allegations of unsafe workplace violations by employees and to provide a safe environment for workers.

Who should attend?

  • All Employers
  • Business Owners
  • Company Leadership
  • Compliance professionals
  • Payroll Administrators
  • HR Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Employers in all industries
  • Small Business Owners
  • All Employers
  • Large Business Owners
  • Company Leadership
  • HR professionals

Why should you attend?

Given the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Employers are more than ever looking towards the regulatory agencies for guidance to be able to have their employees return to the workforce safely. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) is responsible “To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women;

  • By authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act
  • By assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions
  • By providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health

In response to COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated and/or provided guidance related to the current employment concerns specific to the pandemic. The guidance offers helpful insights into how the agencies are balancing changes to normalcy, along with legal requirements posed by a variety of employment laws. 

With the mixed messages from the medical, political, and regulatory agencies, Employers are now confused and have mixed feelings about transitioning their workforce to the new normal. It is time now to guide Employers on the most effective way to return to work safely and have employees feel confident that Employers have done all the necessary actions to keep them safe. This includes employees and other stakeholders.


Faculty - Ms.Margie Faulk

Margie is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors.  This includes Federal Contracting in the defense, military, anti-terrorism and Apache Helicopter Training Simulations with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s focus has expanded to Global Workplace Compliance in International, multi-state, multi-National, state and local workplace compliance which includes workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico, and India, just to name a few.
Margie has created and presented seminars/webinars for many compliance institutes. These national training providers, offer compliance training to HR professionals, business owners and companies interested in having their company compliant with workplace and industry regulations.
This year, Margie was selected by Alan Collins, former Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo, a renowned author of 8 books on HR Prosperity & Success, and founder of “Success in HR”, to be part of his Mastermind Your Way to Success in HR, “Expert Interview Series” based on her successful Webinars/Seminars on HR Compliance. Margie holds professional human resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, Membership in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).


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06-11-2021- COVID-19 How to Get Back to Work Safely in 2021.pdf


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