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JAN Webcast: Accommodations for Addressing Safety in the Workplace

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT, April 12, 2016   |   Organized by: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Description

Date/Time: Tuesday April 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Location: Webinar

Description: Individuals with certain conditions may experience limitations in the workplace that lead employers to have concerns about safety. According to the EEOC, an employer may require as a qualification standard that an individual not pose a "direct threat" to the health or safety of the individual or others, if this standard is applied to all applicants for a particular job. However, an employer still has an obligation to consider whether there is a reasonable accommodation, consistent with the requirements of other Federal laws, which would not exclude individuals who can perform jobs safely. This webcast will explore accommodations for addressing safety in the workplace. Various industries will be highlighted along with examples of situations where safety in the workplace was addressed through the provision of accommodations.

JAN Webcasts are available at no cost. Gather your employees together in a room for live, in-service training. Educate yourself, management, and other employees on disability etiquette, assistive technologies, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All Webcasts begin at 2 pm eastern and are 1 hour. You must register to attend. One registration is equivalent to one login.

JAN’s Annual Webcast Series 2015/2016. Register here. Archive here.

Housekeeping: How JAN Webcasts Work

Registrations are for a single computer, not a person. Any number of people may participate at that computer through the single Web link provided by the registration. The login URL will be emailed to the address with which you registered the day before the Webcast.




Elisabeth Simpson, MS

Elisabeth joined the JAN staff on the motor and sensory teams in March 2010. As a Consultant, Elisabeth fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with both motor and sensory impairments.

Elisabeth holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology (minor in Sociology) and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University (WVU). As a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), Elisabeth has worked in the private sector as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, assisting employees and employers with accommodations and career development.

Teresa Goddard, MS

Teresa joined the JAN staff as a Program Assistant in March 2008 and joined the Motor Team as a Consultant in August 2008. As she has now transitioned to JAN’s sensory team, Teresa fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with sensory impairments.

Teresa’s professional experience includes work as an Educational Speech-Language Pathologist and as an EFL instructor in Aichi Prefecture, Japan where in addition to classroom teaching, she led continuing education workshops on collaborative instructional techniques and cross- cultural understanding.

Teresa holds a bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a masters degree in Speech Pathology from West Virginia University’s College of Human Resources and Education. She has earned 45 hours above the masters’ level with elective course work in augmentative and alternative communication, behavior disorders, and reading. Teresa’s research interests include assistive technology and cross-cultural perspectives on disability services.

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