October 28, 2020


13:00 ET


60 Min


Joe Keenan

How to prevent COVID-19 spread in the Workplace and OSHA Regulatory Action/Citations and Fines
Trending 10/28/2020

With the unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have been challenged to determine a new normal: how to protect their employees as well as protect their business. It is crucial for businesses to prepare for the next wave of issues brought by the continuing pandemic and to understand the responsibilities employers have to their employees, clients, and the public. As businesses re-open or expand limited services across the country, it is important for employers to ensure they are operating within federal, state, and local guidelines. Employers face new challenges such as positive cases, testing employees, communicating with employees about COVID-19 risks, and mitigating risk for their business.

This webinar is organized in the framework of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. It aims to assist public transport operators in tailoring business continuity plans responding to the specific challenges of communicable diseases. Join expert speaker Joe Keenan for a 60-minute webinar on how to handle COVID-19 in the workplace since the inception of this pandemic.

Joe will cover in detail current OSHA guidelines on addressing COVID-19 concerns in the workplace. Joe will also discuss in detail how to prevent COVID-19 spread in the workplace and to comply with OSHA regulations to avoid Regulatory Action/Citations leading to Fines and Penalties. 

Webinar Objectives

  • Define what COVID-19 is and how to actively prevent it in the workplace. 
  • Discuss OSHA recommendations and requirements for addressing COVID-19 in the workplace. 
  • Discuss COVID-19 mitigation steps in the workplace. 
  • Discuss OSHA’s guidance and FAQs regarding respiratory protection in the workplace. 
  • Discuss addressing COVID-19 case management. 
  • Comprehensive Q&A session. 

Webinar Highlights

  • Manage positive COVID-19 cases in the workplace
  • Discern what to do when employees test positive
  • Draft an exposure control and pandemic response plan and procedures
  • Train employees in best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases
  • Assess whether and how to test employees
  • Quantify both probability and severity variables in a risk matrix
  • Recognize common hazards in the workplace
  • Identify the steps in a risk assessment methodology

Who should Attend

  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals 
  • Human Resources Professionals 
  • Production Managers
  • Production Supervisors 
  • Plant Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Insurance Professionals 
  • Nurses, etc. 


Webinar Planet Speaker Joe Keenan

Joe Keenan

Highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience. I received my Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007, and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011. I have the current pleasure of serving as Mississippi and Alabama Area Director of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). I served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015. Since 2002, I am an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer (both renewed in 2020).