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The Safety Responsibility of the HR Manager | HR and OSHA Laws - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 60 Minutes
  • November 2019
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4899717
Why Should You Attend:

The roles of the HR professional and the safety management professional are often intertwined within organizations. In some circumstances within many companies, the safety manager role is blended into a single role assigned to the HR manager. This role encompasses the day-to-day employee administration activities of the HR professional and also have occupational safety and health responsibilities for compliance with all state, federal, and local requirements regarding employment laws and regulations.

Occupational health and safety legislation outlines the respective roles and responsibility of an employer and its employee’s to ensure a safe workplace. It is through an understanding of these roles and responsibilities that employers and workers participate in the identification, evaluation and control of work place hazards in order to minimize hazards to an acceptable level of risk.

This webinar will explore the various legislative roles and responsibilities of employers, employees, managers, supervisors, contractors, as well as visitors. Participants will receive information on the duties of injury prevention, and discuss practical ways to implement these duties fully in the workplace.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Define the legislative roles and responsibilities of workplace parties;
Discuss the Internal Responsibility System in the workplace; and
The role of workplace parties in enhancing a safety culture in the workplace;
OSHA regulations and safety compliance practices;
Tips for newly appointed HR managers taking the responsibility of safety regulatory compliance.


Michael Aust, CECM, MS, is the president and owner of 1030 Communications, LLC. Mr. Aust has a Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management degree and is a certified environmental compliance manager #5678. He has been an authorized OSHA outreach instructor since 2000.

He has provided safety management expertise since 1995. He has developed and implemented safety management systems for organizations without such processes and helped mature management systems for Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies.

Some highlights of his involvement in professional organizations include: Security Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), Safety Committee Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), American Society of Safety Engineers, South Louisiana S.T.E.P.S. AdHoc Committee Member, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance (GBRIA) Owner Entry Requirements Committee, and American Society of Safety Engineers Grapevine Chapter Section Chairperson.

Mr. Aust has provided safety auditing and training services for companies such as US Fusion, The TopCor Companies, BP North America, Honeywell, Gulf South Safety Consultants, The Commodore Corporation – Indiana Division, JE Spear Consulting, and Ivy Tech Corporate College only to name a few. He is also a content contributor for various safety newsletters and blogs.