McLane Middleton Webinar Featuring Gradient Scientist: Considerations for Re-Opening Your Business

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May 21, 2020

May 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Webinar Registration

As businesses prepare to re-open or remain open they are tasked with meeting state and local government requirements, while also considering the recommendations of major health organizations, to help protect employees and customers from being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. For as long as the virus is circulating and we lack an effective treatment or vaccine, employers will need to take efforts to minimize the risks of infection in the workplace. 

This webinar will cover current best practices in the workplace, based on current guidance, in the context of the “Hierarchy of Controls,” a fundamental framework for controlling exposures in the field of industrial hygiene, as well as the benefits of effective written and other communications with employees. The webinar will also address the responsibilities of business owners, employers, and building owners to comply with proper safety standards.

This webinar is being offered as a free education session as part of McLane Middleton’s coronavirus and business recovery webinar series.


David Dodge, Principal Scientist, Gradient
David is a board-certified toxicologist and industrial hygienist specializing in occupational health, risk-based human health evaluations, historical state-of-knowledge assessments, and risk communication. He has characterized exposure to and health risks from a diverse array of hazardous agents in products, workplaces, and the environment. David holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from San Diego State University.

Jennifer L. Parent, Director, McLane Middleton
Jennifer is a director and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group. She has over 23 years of experience litigating and resolving disputes for companies and business owners in a wide range of complex commercial cases and employment matters. She has litigated in state and federal courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Jennifer has represented companies in business litigation involving contracts, tortious interference, unfair competition, shareholder, real estate, tax abatement, eminent domain, leases, misrepresentation, and other business disputes. She has represented employers in the areas of employment discrimination, executive termination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, defamation, wages, trade secret, non-competition, and non-solicitation disputes. Jennifer has also represented companies in employment and tax abatement matters at the agency level and conducted workplace trainings and discrimination/harassment investigations.

Steven J. Dutton, Director, McLane Middleton
Steve is a director in the Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights Practice Groups. Steve concentrates his practice on all forms of business disputes, including contract claims, real estate issues, tax matters, and creditor/debtor matters.


Barry Needleman, Managing Director, McLane Middleton
Barry is the firm’s Managing Director and has 25 years of experience handling environmental and energy matters for regional and national clients. He does a substantial amount of energy facility siting work, primarily before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, on numerous types of projects ranging from fossil and renewable generation, to electric and gas transmission.