Webinar April 14, 2020

Breaking News: Workplace Risk Management & Response to COVID-19

Event Detail

Kevin Minoli and Maureen Gorsen will participate in this webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Institute. With news reports changing day by day and government messages coming from city, state, regional, and federal officials, it can prove immensely challenging for businesses and leaders across a variety of sectors to understand the latest recommendations and guidelines pertaining to risk management for COVID-19. In addition to the continually-evolving advisories, over 300,000,000 people in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and on tribal lands are under orders from their governments to shelter-in-place or stay-at-home, and business have been ordered to close in locations across the country unless exempted as essential. Meanwhile, key questions regarding environmental compliance are surrounding companies and firms across a variety of sectors.

What are the prevailing recommendations and orders? Can businesses remain open and require workers to report for duty for the purpose of maintaining compliance with an environmental regulation, permit, or other requirement? How much does the definition of what is an essential business or an essential activity vary from one jurisdiction to the next? What does environmental compliance look like in this changing regulatory landscape? How can self-efficacy be promoted amongst business leaders who are currently facing difficult decisions about how to best protect employee health, maintain environmental compliance, and reduce disruptions, all while responding appropriately to the pandemic? What is the overarching advice of public health professionals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Join ELI and leading experts as they explore these questions and provide guidance on how various orders impact an entity’s ability to comply with environmental laws, including how to determine whether a company or its employees are categorized as essential.

Other panelists include:

  • Rosemarie Kelley, Director, Office of Civil Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Justine Parker, Managing Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk
  • Alexander Sundermann, Senior Associate Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk

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