COVID Protocols: Best Practices, New Regulations, & What to Expect for the 2021 Boating Season

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In this session, we will review a few strategies implemented by some of the most successful companies in response to COVID-19. These strategies allowed businesses to thrive while creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers. The session will also highlight current legal actions employers are facing related to the Pandemic. With a recent surge in COVID cases, a number of states have implemented new OSHA regulations and a broader federal OSHA standard  or increased response to COVID-19 may be looming. Attendees will be able to merge best practices and newly implemented or projected regulatory requirements to form an operational plan for the 2021 Boating Season.

Robert Smith
An experienced safety professional with a diverse background across manufacturing operations, management, business development, regulatory compliance, employee training and development, and marine and boatyard safety, Robert brings valuable skills to any organization looking to enhance their safety compliance programs. His familiarity with OSHA regulations coupled with a results oriented approach to safety program management makes him not only a strong executive director for Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions,
but an active participant in our clients’ success.


Travis Vance
Travis Vance is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management
Practice Group. He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business
disputes and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA). He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment
law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Travis
handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).