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Return to Work: The Most Important Issue You’ve Completely Overlooked - Bo Mitchell

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • MS Teams Webinar

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Presentation Description

If you think that plexiglass, hand cream and desk wipes are the most important issues in your Return to Work, then you will fail with your employees.

The most important issue: Trust in You as the Boss.

The current research:

• Nationwide, only 15-33% of offices are occupied today.

• 84% of bosses think they have done “great” job in managing the virus…

• But, 86% of employees don’t trust their CEO and senior managers to safely return employees to work.

• 29% of workers would look for a new job rather than return to a site that has not implemented necessary safety measures

Do your employees today trust you or your property manager that your workplace is safe for employees’ RTW? NO! Your employees don’t trust you.

Lack of trust in you is not about plexiglass, hand cream and desk wipes. Those things are universally expected.

What about your workplace’s safety for emergencies other than COVID like civil unrest, workplace violence, a fire, bomb threat—there’s a long list of Life Safety threats. Your employees are stressed; are coworkers safe to be around? Drugs, alcohol, suicides, street crime, gun violence, gun sales, guns confiscated, OSHA complaints, OSHA citations—all of these uses and abuses are way up since the virus has struck.

Do your employees trust that you have planned for all this? Trained everyone?

Learning Objectives

1. What is your legal exposure re RTW?

2. What is the data for the new RTW threat: Employee stress, drug/alcohol use, suicide, workplace violence, etc.?

3. What are the laws, regulations and standards that focus on RTW for employers?

4. What leadership by you is necessary for a successful employee RTW strategy.

Bo Mitchell


President 911 Consulting

Bo Mitchell was Police Commissioner of Wilton, CT for 16 years. He retired to found 911 Consulting which creates emergency, disaster recovery, business continuity, crisis communications and pandemic plans, plus training and exercises for organizations like GE HQ, Rolls Royce HQ, MasterCard HQ, 31 campuses, non-profits, public sector, etc. He serves clients headquartered from Boston to LA working in their facilities from London to San Francisco. Bo has earned 22 certifications in homeland security, emergency management, disaster recovery, business continuity, safety and security. He also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally.


Bo has earned certifications in a broad array of skills with a great depth of training:

CEM* Certified Emergency Manager by International Association of Emergency Managers.

CPP* Certified Protection Professional by ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security).

CHS-V* Certified, Homeland Security-Level 5 by American Board/Certified Homeland Security.

CBCP* Certified Business Continuity Professional by Disaster Recovery Institute International.

CSI-ML: Certified Safety Instructor-Master Level by World Safety Organization.

HSEEP* Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program: Trained 24-Hour Practitioner by FEMA.

CNTA: Certified in National Threat Analyst by American Board/Certified Homeland Security. IAC: Intelligence Analyst Certified by American Board of Intelligence Analysts.

MOAB* Managing Violent & Aggressive Behavior Certified Trainer by MOAB International.

CHSP* Certified Healthcare Safety Professional by Board of Certified Hazard Control Management.

CHEP* Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional by Board of Certified Hazard Control Management.

CSHM* Certified Safety & Health Manager by Institute for Safety and Health Management.

CESCO: Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer by National Registry of Environmental Professionals.

CHCM* Certified Hazard Control Manager by Board of Certified Hazard Control Management.

CFC* Certified Forensic Consultant by American College of Forensic Examiners International.

CSSM* Certified in Security Supervision and Management by International Foundation of Protection Officers.

CSC: Certified Security Consultant by International Association of Professional Security Consultants.

CAS: Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist by Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board.

TFCT3: Trained Field Controller, TOPOFF 3 by DHS.

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team by FEMA.

CHSEMR: Certified Homeland Security Emergency Medical Response by American Board/Certified Homeland Security.

CMC* Certified Management Consultant by Institute of Management Consultants.

*Board Certification

Proud member of UMSA (Upper Midwest Security Alliance), a nonprofit alliance of security and risk-related organizations and host of the Secure360 Conference.

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