Michael Saporito, CLE Coordinator, Social Law Library
The Social Law Library is excited to be hosting a CLE on January 11, 2023 with Jean Haertl, CEO of Safety and Respect at Work, LLC; and who is an OSHA workplace violence consultant for the New England Region. I was able ask Jean a few questions about her work, our program, and why this program and information is so important for attorneys and employers.
Hi Jean – thank you so much for your time, and welcome. Can you tell us a little about your work and your company, Safety and Respect at Work, LLC?
For over 24 years I have been developing and delivering training to public, private and municipal employers, in the area of workplace violence. Jean has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional, dynamic training to the most challenging audiences.
Who do you work with? Lawyers, both general and labor focused? Human resources? Company ownership?
I work with attorneys- general, employee relations and labor relations, human resources, CEO’s CFO’s
Is your work more on training, or going in after an unfortunate incident has occurred?
I am engaged by my clients before, during and after an incident or allegation of workplace violence and/or threats. Often, employers engage me to provide prevention training, including a focus on de-escalation and management’s role in responding to complaints. I also conduct investigations into allegations of bullying, workplace violence and threats. Clients also hire me to conduct on site hazard analysis and make recommendations to improve site safety, policies and reporting procedures.
What do attorneys and employers gain by working with someone with your expertise?
They learn best practice policy, investigations, training, preparedness and incident response.
What types of tangible knowledge will attendees of your program with the Social Law Library take away from the training session?
The expectations that OSHA maintains for employers in high-risk industries. Specific misconduct that constitute acts of workplace violence and threats. Common mistakes in response to allegations of workplace violence. How to ensure your workplace violence program- including policies, safety team, reporting, investigations and training are effective.
Any final thoughts?
I’m excited to be presenting on this critical topic.
Thank you so much for your thoughts Jean – we look forward to seeing you on Zoom on January 11, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.
Note to any who register – this program is live on Zoom only and will not be recorded.
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE