RFA Technical Webcasts


The RFA hosts quarterly Technical Webcasts on timely food safety and regulatory topics affecting
the prepared foods industry. The Webcasts are live, interactive events that you can join from your office!

See below for details on the latest Technical Webcast.

RFA Members can access slide presentations from past Technical Webcasts at anytime in the Member Center.

October 7, 2020 RFA Technical Webcast:


“OSHA Recordkeeping for Leadership: OSHA's 300's”


REGISTER HERE for this live, interactive Webcast that you can join from your office!

Date and Time:

     * Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

      (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Central, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific)



 OSHA requires employers to maintain careful recordkeeping on all fatalities, injuries and illnesses of covered employees that are work related, are new cases and that meet the recording criteria.  This required recordkeeping is independent of Workers' Compensation.


By the end of the webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand OSHA recordkeeping rules.

  • Understand that workers’ compensation rules and OSHA recordkeeping rules are distinctly different.

  • Gain an overall understanding why events are recorded and why they are not.

  • Understand how to manage this issue.



Larry Stine, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, PC

Larry Stine is a Senior Principal in the labor and employment law firm of Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, PC in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a former regional counsel to the U.S. Department of Labor. He specializes in OSHA, employment discrimination issues, OFCCP, and wage and hour matters. Providing clients with the information and guidance they need to avoid controversies is Larry=s first line of defense. Larry is co-author of two nationally recognized books, one on Wage & Hour law and the other on OSHA law.


How does the webcast work?

It's easy and convenient!  A virtual seminar is one that you can "attend" and participate in right from your offices. There is no travel time, and now provided at NO COST to RFA members!

The RFA Technical Webcast will include live audio along with a slide presentation on the Web. You just need a phone connection for the audio and an Internet connection.  

In addition, the webcast will allow you to comment and ask questions at specified times during the event using your phone.

You can invite staff members to listen and participate too!  To get the most out of a webcast, it is recommended that you have no more than five people at any one computer connection. If you have multiple locations, please register each location separately.


The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Research Chefs Association (RCA) have confirmed that continuing education credits are available for numerous RFA technical functions. Depending on the specific educational criteria of these two organizations, credits will be accepted for attendance at 1) RFA Webinars, 2) the RFA Fall Symposium and 3) the RFA Annual Conference.

Contact the RFA office for more information or for proof of participation.


Registration Information:

The cost for this event is as follows:

  • RFA Members: NO CHARGE - Now Included as a Member Benefit!

  • Non-Members: $310 per computer/audio connection

To attend the meeting, you can either:

  • Just send an email to [email protected] to register. There is no cost for members.  Nonmembers: checks must be made payable to the Refrigerated Foods Association. Payment should be received no later than October 5, 2020.

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email message inviting you to attend the web conference with instructions on how to attend. This message will provide the information that you need to join the meeting.

Please note: You must have JAVA enabled on your computer to participate in the web conference.

If you have questions about the RFA Technical Webcasts, please e-mail the RFA office at [email protected].