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Workplace Safety/Violence Prevention

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 20, 2016

Course Description:

Acts of violence against healthcare workers have spiked in recent years. Urgent care industry employers must understand how to manage the risk presented by workplace violence, and must also comply with numerous regulations that require them to provide a safe workplace. This session educates urgent care operators on the critical steps needed to take to prevent workplace violence as well as the legal and regulatory environment that protects workers in the urgent care setting.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Identify the warning signs of workplace violence risk.
    •Demonstrate an understanding of the legal standards that apply to Urgent Care facilities.
    •Implement screening practices designed to prevent workplace violence.
    •Design a workplace violence prevention plan for the Urgent Care setting.
    •Respond promptly and effectively to incidents of workplace violence.

Faculty Bio:  Spencer Hamer, Esq.

Spencer Hamer represents employers in state and federal court, and before administrative bodies, on labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, family medical leave, disability, wage and hour, retaliation, unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful termination and privacy rights. He conducts training on general employment law risk issues and routinely counsels on a variety of matters including leaves of absence, employment agreements, accommodations, employment policies and procedures, wage and hour audits, workplace investigations and anti-harassment training. Mr. Hamer has represented a variety of health care industry employers, including hospitals, medical practice groups, urgent care centers, ambulance operators and emergency medical providers. In the health care industry, he has defended employers against a variety of claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, “off the clock” cases, and disability discrimination claims. He has conducted numerous wage and hour audits for health care industry clients. Mr. Hamer sits on the UCAOA’s Health & Public Policy Committee.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Earn 1 UCMC credit in Human Resources by listening to this recorded session.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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