"Practical Guidance in the Wake of a Catastrophe: What to do if a Tragic Accident Occurs at Your Workplace"
About the Presenter
Travis Vance is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Known for his dynamic and engaging speaking style, Travis receives several requests each year to speak on safety related topics throughout the country. His popular interactive presentation entitled “Practical Guidance in the Wake of a Catastrophe: What to do if a Tragic Accident Occurs at Your Workplace" will help employers plan and properly manage a tragic workplace incident. Travis will provide guidance and planning tools for attendees of this presentation.
He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business disputes and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Travis handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Travis has also assisted clients in OSHA/MSHA matters pending in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Travis has emerged as a thought leader in the field of workplace safety. His writing and interviews are followed closely by experts in the safety arena and have been featured in premiere publications such as Business Insurance, EHS Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Travis is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected as one of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is also a frequent contributor to the firm's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog. In 2014, Travis was honored as one of the "10 Under 40" by The Daily News Record in Harrisonburg, VA. Each year the publication honors 10 rising business stars under the age of 40 in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia area. This honor was bestowed largely due to Travis’ development of the Valley Business Keynote, the Shenandoah Valley’s largest and premiere leadership development event.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte, an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Rockingham County, Virginia, and serves on the Membership Committee of Rotary District 7680. He speaks frequently at Rotary International events concerning the growth of membership within that civic organization. His passion for making a difference in the lives of others has led to requests to share his message as far away as Canada and The Cayman Islands. He also serves on the board of directors for the Blue Ridge Safety Association, a trade group for safety professionals.
Travis is a national expert on workplace safety, OSHA regulations and legal defense of employers and dealing with catastrophic events in the workplace. Travis has spoken at many top events in the nation as well as represented some of the largest and prestigious employers in the nation.
RSVP is required for this event (above) no later than Monday, July 6, 2020
Vendor Fair: 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Lunch: 11:45 am
Special Presentation: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Vendor Fair: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm