Risk Control Services Webinar Series

Poms & Associates Risk Control Services will be providing free webinars aimed at managers and supervisors to answer your questions regarding safety, security, and more!

Please join us for the following free seminar that will help you navigate this challenging situation.

EFFECTIVE AND DEFENSIBLE DOCUMENTATION: Addressing Employee Problems
Friday, December 17, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MST)

You’ve heard the statement, “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen.” The human resources mantra to managers and supervisors is to “document, document, document,” because disciplinary actions can often give rise to claims of discrimination, leading to high costs of litigation. But do your managers and supervisor know how, when, and what to document?

Properly done documentation is a critical tool you need, to preserve facts and remove ambiguities in defending a legal charge or claim. It also acts as an insurance policy for the company. You need to recognize that your company may have to explain a termination decision long after it occurs. If the employee later challenges an action that had been taken against him as a result of poor performance or a behavior issue or files a grievance or lawsuit, thorough documentation can prevent such actions from continuing beyond the preliminary stages.

In this practical webinar, you will learn about:

• Why, What, When and How to document performance
• Analyzing discipline problems
• Best practices for documenting and carrying out corrective and disciplinary actions
• Practical, defensible documentation techniques
• How to effectively document employee performance
• Documenting performance for correcting performance problems

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Employment Policy Manual - Updates, Tips, and Traps for 2022
Wednesday, December 15, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MST)

Employment policies are important documents in any organization. The policy manual should be reviewed and modified constantly as the workplace and its laws and practices change. Parts of the manual are standard, covering basic rules and legal obligations, but much of the policy is discretionary and tailored to the specific culture of an organization. In this practical webinar, we will discuss best practices for writing policies, and updates you’ll want to make moving into 2022.

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Webinar Content

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Practices for Safety and Security During Civil Unrest

July 27, 2020

July 24, 2020 Since May 26, 2020, large scale protests have been occurring in cities across the United States. While many have remained peaceful, instances of violence breaking out are not unheard of. In this webinar, our Poms Security Consultants discuss measures you can take to keep yourself, your business, and your school safe in potentially dangerous scenarios.

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Safely Cleaning and Disinfecting School Facilities Webinar

July 23, 2020

July 20, 2020 As we prepare for school reentry across the country, implementing proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our facilities has become one of the primary focuses for promoting a safe environment for both staff and students.

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HR Issues In a COVID-19 World - A Roundtable Discussion

July 14, 2020

July 10, 2020 With the pandemic causing unprecedented hurdles for organizations across the globe, ensuring your organization is remaining compliant with state, local, and federal laws and regulations is more difficult than ever. In this webinar, our Human Resources experts tackle some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the current climate of Human Resources and COVID-19 in a roundtable discussion.