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Conflict Management & Resolution for EHS Professionals

Conflict Management & Resolution for EHS Professionals

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-07-2011 Last Day: 04-07-2011
Why Should You Attend: EHS professionals often have to manage or resolve conflicts. These may be between workers, management, trainees, building occupants, building representatives, etc. We will look at what works, what doesn’t, and why more progressive techniques work best. Case examples will be discussed and attendee cases will be welcomed. Conflicts are a natural part of human existence. They occur in every setting including the work world and other areas where EHS professionals practice. Unfortunately many EHS professionals do not have training in how best to manage and resolve conflicts that arise in the course of their work. In…
Transfer of Analytical Procedures According to the New USP Chapter

Transfer of Analytical Procedures According to the New USP Chapter

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-27-2011 Last Day: 04-27-2011
Why Should You Attend: When validated methods are transferred between laboratories and sites, their validated state should be maintained to ensure the same reliable results in the receiving laboratory. So far there has not been an official guidance on what exactly is expected to maintain 'the validated state'. Now the USP has published a proposal for a general chapter . Also the FDA has released an official guidance on how to conduct and document method transfer. The new USP chapter will become official with USP 35. Now it is a good time to learn how to conduct and document method…
Little-Known Risks of Personnel Files

Little-Known Risks of Personnel Files

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 08-24-2011 Last Day: 05-24-2011
Why Should You Attend: Most of us realize the potential for identity theft that can happen through careless handling of personnel files. We also realize that we need to take steps to keep the personnel file confidential. But do you know there are different types of Personnel Files? Did you know some types need to be separated from other types, and require separate security measures? If you have one file folder for each employee and each contains all the information on an employee, you need to attend this webinar! In this webinar, we will explain hazards such as: Why it…
The Do’s and Don’ts of Background Checks, FCRA, and How to Avoid Claims of Negligent Hiring

The Do’s and Don’ts of Background Checks, FCRA, and How to Avoid Claims of Negligent Hiring

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 05-12-2011 Last Day: 05-12-2011
Why Should You Attend: Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers have an obligation under the General Duty Clause to keep employees safe in the workplace. The General Duty Clause also applies to keeping people safe from injury or workplace violence. Employers have a duty of care to employees and if any individual sustains injury or violence through the foreseeable acts of another employee, the employer has failed in that duty and could face a stiff fine, compensation claim, or claims of negligent hiring. In many states there are no caps on punitive damages for negligent hiring… What this…
Don’t Hire LUZIRS – Best Hiring Practices

Don’t Hire LUZIRS – Best Hiring Practices

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-28-2011 Last Day: 04-28-2011
Why Should You Attend: As the economy begins to improve, it is vital that employers not lose sight of the importance of basic HR functions. The recession has taught most employers to do much more with fewer employees. That makes the hiring process even more important today than ever before. And now is the worst possible time to suffer an employment-related disaster. One way to avoid that is not to hire the LUZIRS -- Lazy, Undisciplined, Zero-Interest, Irresponsible, Rude, Slackers. In this entertaining and informative session, we will emphasize best practices in hiring and on-boarding to ensure that you do…
Minimizing Risk in Human Resource Management

Minimizing Risk in Human Resource Management

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-22-2011 Last Day: 04-22-2011
Why Should You Attend: This webinar will cover areas where human resources should be especially vigilant in times of complex labor laws, changing environments and reorganization of the workforce. Responsibility lies heavily on Human Resources professionals to avoid any action or inaction which might present problems or liability for an organization. They must also take proactive measures to assure their organization has equitable and effective management and the correct talent necessary to advance the organization and execute its business plan. We will concentrate on “hot spots” to be sure they are addressed as well as new laws which must be…
HR Metrics: Assessing Key Compliance Indicators (KCIs)

HR Metrics: Assessing Key Compliance Indicators (KCIs)

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-19-2011 Last Day: 04-19-2011
This webinar discusses the use of HR metrics in helping organizations assess these risks and discusses the use of HR related Key Compliance Indicators (KCIs) as an element of a continuous audit process that provides assurance of compliance. Areas Covered in the seminar: Identification of HR related compliance exposures. Mapping compliance frequency and severity. Identification of compliance owners. Discussion of Key Compliance Indicators. Discussion of the use of internal controls. Development of compliance enhancement strategies. Who will benefit: Senior HR managers CFOs Risk managers Internal Auditors External Auditors Consultants NOTE: Use This Promocode ( 117660 ) To Get 10% Discount.
The Pros and Cons of Alternative Working Arrangements and Regulatory Requirements in Implementing Such Programs

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Working Arrangements and Regulatory Requirements in Implementing Such Programs

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-13-2011 Last Day: 04-13-2011
Why Should You Attend: Many employees are now requesting alternative working arrangements – either to be more accessible to their children, to care for a sick parent since our country is getting older, or due to the employee’s own health that may make working in the office more difficult. Such arrangements sound good and can work if implemented properly. Sometimes the law may require such arrangements (FMLA, ADA). Some laws may make it more difficult (OSHA, workers’ compensation). How do you handle these thorny issues if you must/want to offer these programs? What are the legal ramifications of such arrangements?…
Hidden Hazards in Writing Employee Handbooks

Hidden Hazards in Writing Employee Handbooks

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 08-03-2011 Last Day: 08-03-2011
Why Should You Attend: Hidden dangers abound for unsuspecting Employee Manual writers and their organizations. This webinar will explain hazards such as: Why it is important to be careful about telling employees about how your organization values them, and about the “family atmosphere” in your organization; Potential traps like Disciplinary and No Tolerance Policies; Not getting proof from your employees that they have, or have read, the Manual; Information that you need to communicate to the supervisors so they will not weaken your Employee Manual unintentionally, and put your business at risk; Getting too detailed or proscriptive in your Manual.…
Regulation of printing inks on food contact packaging materials in the US & EU

Regulation of printing inks on food contact packaging materials in the US & EU

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 09-15-2011 Last Day: 09-15-2011
Why Should You Attend: Packaged food worth millions of Euros has been recalled in Europe over the past four years as a result of the transfer of printing ink chemicals from the printed layer of packaging material into the packaged product. EU authorities have responded with new regulations and procedures intended to prevent such contamination. The US is likely to follow. In the US, users and producers of food packaging are responsible for insuring that no chemicals from printing inks migrate into the packaged product. With basic testing protocols for demonstrating that chemicals from these inks do not migrate into…
Pathogenic Escherichia Coli: Beyond E. Coli O157:H7 - A Food Safety Webinar

Pathogenic Escherichia Coli: Beyond E. Coli O157:H7 - A Food Safety Webinar

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 05-05-2011 Last Day: 05-05-2011
Why Should You Attend: Recently a further strain of EHEC, E. coli O26, has been classed as an adulterant with consideration of other strains being added to the list. Pathogenic E. coli can be categorized into 6 main groups with Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), such as the O157:H7 strain being the most significant. There are 73,000 cases of E. coli O157:H7 reported annually within the US each year. E. coli O157:H7 was identified as a food-borne pathogen in 1982 and since this time further EHEC strains have been implicated in food-borne illness. Previously, only E. coli O157:H7 was classed as…
Good manufacturing practices for food contact packaging producers in the US and EU

Good manufacturing practices for food contact packaging producers in the US and EU

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-26-2011 Last Day: 04-26-2011
Why Should You Attend: Food safety concerns in the supply chain arte driving global requirements for good manufacturing practices (both legal and contractual) in the way packaging material suppliers manufacture and market their products. Packaging suppliers must be ready to address both procedural and material changes in their operations and food processors must know what retailers will require of them in the case of a food safety alert. Food packaging producers for products sold in both the US and European Union are legally obligated to use “good manufacturing practices” (gmp) in producing their products. Additionally, contractual requirements for certifications to…
US FDA requirements for food contact packaging material compliance

US FDA requirements for food contact packaging material compliance

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 07-07-2011 Last Day: 04-07-2011
Why Should You Attend: Food safety concerns in the supply chain arte driving global requirements for good manufacturing practices (both legal and contractual) in the way packaging material suppliers manufacture and market their products. Packaging suppliers must be ready to address both procedural and material changes in their operations and food processors must know what retailers will require of them in the case of a food safety alert. In this national climate of heightened awareness of food safety, more FDA inspections of food processing facilities is a certainty. During those inspections, processors are required to provide letters of continuing guarantee…
Salmonella: Evolution, Epidemiology, Detection and Control

Salmonella: Evolution, Epidemiology, Detection and Control

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-14-2011 Last Day: 04-14-2011
Why Should You Attend: There are approximately 1.4 million of cases of salmonellosis each year within North America with at least 220 cases per 1000 requiring hospital treatment. Although the actual number of cases of salmonellosis is lower than that of Campylobacter, the pathogen accounts for 1000 – 2000 deaths each year. As our knowledge on Salmonella increases it has become apparent that the enteric pathogen is very adaptable to different environments and can contaminate a diverse range of foods. In addition to the traditional vehicles such as eggs and poultry, Salmonella has been linked to chocolate, peanut butter and…
Understanding ISO 22000:2005 - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

Understanding ISO 22000:2005 - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-07-2011 Last Day: 04-07-2011
Why Should You Attend: The abundance of food safety schemes worldwide has led to uneven application of food safety standards, confusion regarding requirements, and increasing complexity and costs to suppliers that are obliged to conform to multiple programs. Individual companies and food industry groups have also developed, published and adopted their own standards under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Depending on the size and scope of a given company’s business, it may be responsible for knowing and applying the rules and standards of multiple countries and industries. The international Food Safety Management Standard ISO 22000:2005 was developed in response…
Advancements in Approaches to Decontaminate Food Surfaces

Advancements in Approaches to Decontaminate Food Surfaces

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 04-05-2011 Last Day: 04-05-2011
Why Should You Attend: Surface decontamination of foods is a key intervention for enhancing the shelf stability and microbiological safety of commodities such as meat or vegetables. The challenge of surface decontamination is how to achieve the highest log reduction of microbial populations with adversely affecting the sensory quality of the external and internal characteristics of foods. The entry will describe thermal and non-thermal approaches available for food surface decontamination. Of the thermal methods, steam or hot water remain the most common methods applied although Infrared and air heating can also be applied. Current research efforts are devoted to non-thermal…
ePIC 2011, the 9th International ePortfolio and Identity conference, 11-13 July 2011

ePIC 2011, the 9th International ePortfolio and Identity conference, 11-13 July 2011

Location: , United Kingdom
Category: Education
Start Date: 07-11-2011 Last Day: 07-13-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 05-30-2011
ePIC 2011 the 9th International ePortfolio and Identity Conference, 11-13 July 2011, Savoy Place, London. The Conference website address is: http://www.epforum.eu/ The Conference will provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can discuss theoretical aspects, open issues, and innovative approaches, whilst sharing the latest advances in the state of the art and practices, specifically in relation to how far the following issues are currently supported effectively by ePortfolio tools and technologies, whether provided within or beyond institutions: · the development of learner and professional identity; · the (institutional) recognition of informal / life-wide learning; · accreditation of prior experience and…
3rd International Problem-based Learning Symposium 2012

3rd International Problem-based Learning Symposium 2012

Location: , Singapore
Category: Education
Start Date: 03-07-2012 Last Day: 03-09-2012
“PBL and the Problematization of Teaching and Learning”, held by the Republic Polytechnic of Singapore, is an international PBL symposium that seeks to bring together educational and industry practitioners, scholars, researchers and curriculum developers from various pedagogic backgrounds that shape the future of PBL, particularly in the Asian region. The symposium offers an interdisciplinary forum to engage in dialogues and exchange of ideas on various PBL-related topics such as managing problem-based learning courses, assessing students’ learning progress, conducting PBL researches, harnessing technology in PBL, among many other issues. The symposium also features keynote addresses by eminent international speakers and includes…
Sustainable Tourism Development & Tourism Marketing 2011

Sustainable Tourism Development & Tourism Marketing 2011

Location: , Nepal
Category: Education
Start Date: 08-20-2011 Last Day: 08-21-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 05-31-2011
The twenty-first century has brought new challenges for tourism. Climate change, infectious diseases, economic crises, terrorism, globalisation, and entrenched social problems pose threats and create an uncertain tourism environment that affects destinations and their populations in virtually every corner of the contemporary world. To keep pace with these challenges, governments, businesses, communities, and tourism organisations need to continuously assess environmental factors, to identify future trends and to examine various response policies and management techniques to decrease risk and uncertainty This ICSTDTM 2011 international conference will embrace significant sub-themes relating to Sustainable Tourism Development , Tourism Marketing and Opportunities of Toursim…
Workforce Planning Conference

Workforce Planning Conference

Location: , United States
Category: Education
Start Date: 06-13-2011 Last Day: 06-15-2011
It looks as if the worst of the Great Recession is finally fading. At last we can look ahead at growth. A primary focus has to be on the competitive advantage that comes from our workforce. With the continuing uncertainty and accelerated change that defines our current era, companies are being challenged to think about and prepare for the skills and capabilities they will need for the future. At the same time, the demographics and competitive arena call out to them challenges in securing and retaining the critical job groups and mission critical talent that is needed to drive their…

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