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Business managers trying to resume operations need straight answers to tough questions right now. Get them here when you join host Rob Tercek of Direct Education as he interviews leading experts about the challenges of going back to work equipped with non-biased accurate information about COVID-19. Topics covered will include how to prepare a “back to work” plan, the latest in employment law and workplace safety rules for HR management, industry-specific deep-dives, “Ask an Epidemiologist" and much more. Learn more about the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program at GotoWorkSmart.com.

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Business managers trying to resume operations need straight answers to tough questions right now. Get them here when you join host Rob Tercek of Direct Education as he interviews leading experts about the challenges of going back to work equipped with non-biased accurate information about COVID-19. Topics covered will include how to prepare a “back to work” plan, the latest in employment law and workplace safety rules for HR management, industry-specific deep-dives, “Ask an Epidemiologist" and much more. Learn more about the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program at GotoWorkSmart.com.

    004 A biosecurity expert explains the key elements of a "Back to Work Safe" plan

    004 A biosecurity expert explains the key elements of a "Back to Work Safe" plan

    Key insights from an expert on how to resume operations safely during the pandemic. Every business manager currently tasked with implementing a plan to bring the workforce back will benefit from the advice of professor Terri Rebmann of St Louis University. An expert on biosecurity and infection control, Dr Rebmann helped SLU implement a bold, comprehensive plan to bring students back on campus.

    Learn more about APIC and their involvement with COVID SMART here: https://apic.org/covid-smart/

    Questions? Comments? Leave us a voice message on our Anchor page: https://anchor.fm/gotoworksmart

    For more information on the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program, visit us at GotoWorkSmart.com

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    • 22 min
    003 What the heck does an Epidemiologist do, and what is Epidemiology?

    003 What the heck does an Epidemiologist do, and what is Epidemiology?

    In this episode Robert Tercek introduces the Chief Clinical Advisor for the COVID SMART Program, Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC, FAPIC. This lively discussion covers the origins of epidemiology as the cornerstone of modern public health in the context of the history of disease prevention. Citing examples from her own experience, Angela explains the role that epidemiologists and APIC play in studying and communicating the real science behind the prevention of spreading infectious disease.

    Learn more about APIC and their involvement with COVID SMART here: https://apic.org/covid-smart/

    Questions? Comments? Leave us a voice message on our Anchor page: https://anchor.fm/gotoworksmart

    For more information on the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program, visit us at GotoWorkSmart.com





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    • 43 min
    002 Essential Elements of Your Back-to-Work Plan with Nancy Inesta

    002 Essential Elements of Your Back-to-Work Plan with Nancy Inesta

    In this episode, labor attorney Nancy Inesta provides practical tips and detailed guidance on how to design and implement new workplace guidelines for businesses that seek to bring back workers during the pandemic. The task is more complex because other, longstanding workplace rules and regulations must also be maintained. Inesta emphasizes the importance of documenting these procedures at a time when the government rules and regulations are evolving rapidly, and she provides valuable advice on how best to communicate with employees.

    This week’s guest is Nancy Inesta, a partner at the law firm Baker Hostetler in Los Angeles, where she practices employment law. Inesta also leads her office’s COVID-19 task force, and she participates on Baker’s national COVID-19 Task Force. Her expertise on COVID-19 was the primary topic for this webinar. Nancy provides timely perspectives on the complex and ever-changing challenge of managing employee policy during the pandemic.

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    For more information on the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program, visit us at GotoWorkSmart.com


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    • 36 min
    001 Answering Five Key Questions about Returning Workers during the Pandemic

    001 Answering Five Key Questions about Returning Workers during the Pandemic

    In this episode, attorney Michael Schmidt offers key questions for managers to consider before they commit to re-opening the business and bringing workers back to the workplace? Who is going to be returning, the entire workforce or a subset of workers? What physical modifications to the workplace are necessary? What policies and rules must change? How shall managers prepare to respond to the emotional reactions and concerns expressed by employees? Schmidt emphasizes the importance of workplace training to prepare the workforce for changes and new policies. And he provides valuable insight to the large corporations that operate in multiple jurisdictions that are subject to inconsistent laws and regulations in states, counties and cities.

    This week’s guest is Michael Schmidt, the vice chair of the Labor and Employment Department at Cozen O’Connor.

    He teaches Employment Law at Touro Law School in Central Islip, New York. He is also a prolific blogger and podcaster at Employment Law Now where he has published a series of compelling reports about the ever-changing regulatory landscape pertaining to COVID-19 in the workplace.

    Questions? Comments? Leave us a voice message on our Anchor page: https://anchor.fm/gotoworksmart

    For more information on the COVID SMART™ Workplace Training Program, visit us at GotoWorkSmart.com


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    • 38 min

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