CAL/OSHA Summit 2020

October 14-16, 2020 | San Diego, CA

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OVERVIEW | Cal/OSHA Summit 2020 is the leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals to learn cutting-edge developments on new safety regulations, compliance strategies, and management tactics. It provides three days of networking and learning opportunities. Attendees are eligible for safety and California HR continuing education credits.


Learn from many of California’s top safety attorneys, risk management consultants, and your peers in the field on how to avoid costly Cal/OSHA fines and penalties on important issues such as how to:

  • Determine the impact of workplace safety compliance trends and Cal/OSHA regulatory enforcement updates on your organization
  • Gear up for the highly anticipated workplace violence prevention general industry standard
  • Set your safety committee up for success by using goal setting and communication to drive engagement
  • Conduct routine, random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug testing in compliance with federal, state, and local laws
  • Protect employees with emergency preparedness plans to minimize danger during wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters
  • Deliver an “a-plus” meeting experience
  • Develop injury and illness prevention plans to avoid top Cal/OSHA violations
  • Avoid common and costly Cal/OSHA injury and illness record keeping tripwires
  • Sell safety to the C-suite by applying metrics to demonstrate the ROI of safety


Who Should Attend Cal/OSHA Summit 2020?

  • Safety Directors
  • Risk Management Directors
  • EHS Managers
  • Health & Safety Officers
  • Facilities Supervisors
  • HR Managers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Safety Coordinators
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Specialists
  • Safety Attorneys
  • Loss Control Specialists
  • Business Owners
  • Compliance Specialists
  • Corporate Safety Professionals


BLR is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Cal/OSHA Summit is currently scheduled to be held as planned and we look forward to welcoming you to the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.


  • Access Insider Updates on the Latest California-Specific Safety Compliance Initiatives

  • Network and Ideashare with Peers and Practicing Experts

  • Earn Recertification Credits Towards Your Professional Advancement

  • Create a Powerful Action Plan to Protect Your Workforce

Agenda At A Glance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Pre-conference Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast Choose from 1 full-day or 2 half-day preconference workshops
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Refreshment breaks included from 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.; lunch on your own from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30p.m.)
Full-day preconference master class workshop Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Antiretaliation Requirements
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Refreshment break included from 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)
(AM Only) Workers’ Compensation for EHS Professionals: Managing Claims and Controlling Costs Through Safety Initiatives
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Refreshment break included from 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
(PM Only) Cal/OSHA 101: Understanding and Complying with the Nation’s Strictest Workplace Safety Laws
Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration Continental Breakfast, & Exhibits
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
8:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Opening Keynote | Workplace Safety Compliance Trends and Cal/OSHA Regulatory Enforcement Updates Presented by: Andrew Sommer, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey LLP
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Networking, Refreshments, & Exhibits Break
9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Workplace Violence Prevention: Policies and Practices for the Upcoming General Industry Standard Presented by: Jenifer L. Kienle, Esq., Kienle Law
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Setting Your Safety Committee Up for Success: Goal Setting, Communication, and Other Strategies to Help Your Safety Committee Drive Engagement Presented by: Cathi L. Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHPP, Aspen Risk Management Group
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m.
Drug Testing in California: How to Conduct Routine, Random, Reasonable Suspicion, and Postaccident Testing and Take Appropriate Action without Violating Applicable, Federal, State, or Local Laws Presented by: Christine M. Fitzgerald, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Emergency Preparedness in California: Planning and Protecting Employees from Wildfire Smoke, Earthquakes, and Other Natural Disasters Presented by: Evan Koepke, CEM, PMP, Constant Associates
3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Networking, Refreshments, & Exhibits Break
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Let’s ‘Toolbox Talk’! How to Deliver an A+ Meeting Experience Presented by: Joe Korpi, CSP, Renewable Energy Group
Friday, October 16, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, & Exhibits
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast & Learn: Interactive Demo of®, Your One-Stop Tool to Ace Compliance
8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Alignment Between ISO 45001 & Cal/OSHA IIPP Requirements: Leveraging a Management System Presented by: Kahlilah Guyah, CHMM, ASP, CSP, EHS Compliance Services Inc.
9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Networking, Refreshments, & Exhibits Break
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Tripwires to Avoid System Presented by: Rachel Conn, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP
10:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Selling Safety to the C-Suite: Using Metrics to Demonstrate the ROI of Health and Safety Initiatives Presented by: Ryan Davis, MBA, CSP, CIT, Ryner Safety, Inc.
11:50 a.m.
Conference Adjourns

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