COVID-19 & Manufacturing Operations: Immediate Best Practices


Presenters: Alex Alonso, SHRM; Carolyn Lee, Manufacturing Institute; Maury Baskin, Littler; and Mary Beth Heydrick, Dow

Original program date: March 25, 2020 (available for on-demand viewing through June 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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What are some immediate steps that manufacturers are taking to attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 and its fallout? How are precautions such as self-quarantines and school closures impacting manufacturers? In this joint presentation from the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Association of Manufacturers, you will learn about adjustments manufacturers must make to the limitations on their labor force, and understand more about the legal obligations impacting pay, time off and other HR issues.

Topics that will be discussed include:
  • The status of operations now and how to devise contingency/business continuity plans
  • Instituting special practices to address the risk of infection, beyond normal safety and cleanliness routines on the plant floor
  • Shifting production to address worker shortages
  • What to do when someone at a facility is diagnosed and the facility needs to be quarantined

About the Presenters: Alex Alonso, Ph.D., is the chief knowledge officer of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Carolyn Lee is the executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers' workforce and education partner, which provides a variety of programs designed to excite, educate and empower.
Maury Baskin is an attorney and shareholder with Littler in Washington, D.C. He is also co-chair of the firm's Workplace Policy Institute.
Mary Beth Heydrick is vice president of operations, North America, for Dow Inc.

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This Event Eligible for Recertification CreditRecertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

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This webcast is sponsored by Paychex


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