Supervisor Training: Safety and Injuries in the Workplace and How to Navigate Workers Compensation, Accommodations, FMLA, and Other Leave Types - In Person

Thursday, April 27, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


As a supervisor, do you know your responsibilities when an employee misses work due to an illness or workplace injury? Do you know what to do when an employee needs workplace accommodation? Supervisors play a critical role in when an employee is injured on the job. Participants will gain an understanding of the following topics:


  • Understanding Leave Policies and Laws - Annual and Sick Leave policies and how it coincides with FMLA leave, sick leave advancement guidelines, and leave transfer programs
  • Navigating a Reported Injury - What to do when an employee is injured on the job and an overview of the Workers Compensation program and claims process
  • Safety in the workplace - During this training we will provide introductory information about OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Rights and responsibilities of the employer/employee under OSHA. OSHA injury reporting requirements, as well as the role of the supervisor in this process. Participants will also receive information where to go for assistance if they have a safety concern in the workplace.
  • Overview of ADA and Workplace Accommodations


Jessica Bowers, Leave and Workers Compensation Manager

Melissa Arnold - Employee Relations Director

Buddy Harley - Occupational Bureau Chief

Ana Endsley - Occupational Safety Manager

Registration Instructions

There is no charge to attend this course, however, departments may be charged for employee no-shows. Employees should cancel their registration if they are unable to attend.


In consideration of other attendees, we ask that you respect the following guidelines:

Perfumes and Cologne and Other Items with Fragrances

Attendees are asked to refrain from using, wearing, or bringing scented products and materials to training classes. Personal care products such as cologne, perfume, aftershave lotions, scented lotions, and fragranced hair products may cause headaches, upper respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, and difficulty with concentration in persons with asthma or allergies.

Service and Therapy Animals

The University of South Carolina is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and fulfilling obligations under State and Federal Law. Persons with disabilities are permitted to bring service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to training programs.

Emotional support animals, therapy animals, and companion animals are not permitted in training classes, except in cases where such animals have been explicitly approved by your supervisor or home department as an accommodation.

Individuals who are attending training classes who are allergic to, or have concerns about, service or therapy animals are encouraged to notify the Office of Organizational and Professional Development in advance of the training to ensure adequate space is provided to mitigate contact with such animals.

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