Independent Contractor Safety: What Are You Really Liable For?

Duration: 60 minutes

Working with independent contractors has always been a gray area for safety and HR professionals. But it’s especially important to get clarity on the law now that 1099 employees represent an ever-greater percentage of the workforce.

This program will give you the facts you need to safely navigate this complex issue. (more details below)

* Approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour through HRCI & SHRM.


WHY ATTEND

How sure are you that you’ve covered all bases with regard to OSHA and Workers’ Comp? Can independent contractors—or workers employed by a contractor—sue you if they’re injured at your facility or worksite?

It’s a complex issue, and the questions are many. In this information-packed 60-minute webinar, nationally recognized safety and compliance expert Adele Abrams will present a step-by-step program to help organizations of all sizes achieve two goals: Reduce the risk of contractor injury, and limit your liability if an injury does occur.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Adele will help you understand everything from when you’re responsible for training, to who is responsible for oversight of safety procedures, and where to draw the line between contractor control and over-managing. The program will cover in detail:

  • What you really need to know about workers' compensation insurance 
  • Why it’s essential to "pre-qualify" your contractors 
  • How to tell if you’re open to a negligence lawsuit 
  • How to establish pre-bid and on-site expectations for contractors 
  • Techniques to help you manage safety without interfering with contractor control
  • What you can do to limit your liability from day one
  • The most common liability traps that can snare even experienced safety professionals
  • How to control hazards that can put contractors at risk
  • Guidelines that will keep you in compliance with all regulations when dealing with independents
  • An overview of the civil and criminal penalties you could face if a contractor sues you or your company

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is nationally recognized as a leading authority on conducting legally sound accident investigations. She has led hundreds of accident investigations and developed a model emergency plan for a national organization. Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing monthly columns in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance." She also co-authored several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering". Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

      Certification

      This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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      Participation in the live upcoming webinar

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      Full MP4 recording of webinar, including Q&A. Choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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      Live + Recording

      Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording. For recording, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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      Event Value Pack

      Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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