General Industry News

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate Starting July 1

2022-06-15T21:49:27-04:00June 15th, 2022|General Industry News, Tax News|

The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for [...]

NSC Encourages Safe Driving This Memorial Day Weekend

2022-05-23T10:48:36-04:00May 23rd, 2022|General Industry News, Safety Tips|

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner. Every year, millions of Americans travel on this holiday and this year is no different. AAA estimates that nearly 39.2 million people will travel more than 50 miles from their homes. As people [...]

US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule to Update Powered Industrial Trucks Standard for General Industry, Construction

2022-02-16T12:14:27-05:00February 16th, 2022|General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News|

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice [...]

Are You Aware of the Section 179 Tax Deduction?

2021-08-06T10:26:25-04:00August 5th, 2021|General Industry News, Legislative News, Tax News|

(Via Section179.org) What is the Section 179 Deduction Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you will see below. Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows [...]

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

2021-06-02T11:16:18-04:00June 1st, 2021|Automotive Industry News, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration once again is extending temporary hours-of-service exemptions and other “regulatory relief” for commercial motor vehicle drivers transporting items intended to assist with COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts. Announced May 26, the extension of Emergency Declaration 2020-002, initially [...]

OSHA Imposes New Rule For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines

2021-05-07T08:13:36-04:00May 7th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

New guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is causing some to change their COVID-19 vaccine requirements. On April 20, OSHA released the new guidance in the frequently asked questions section of its website for COVID-19 safety compliance. The [...]

May is National Electrical Safety Month: “Connected to Safety”

2021-05-05T11:57:48-04:00May 5th, 2021|General Industry News, Safety Tips|

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is launching its annual effort to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year's campaign theme is “Connected to Safety,” which aims to educate the [...]

The Struggle to Hire and What Businesses Can Do About It

2021-05-05T01:54:58-04:00May 3rd, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, General Industry News, Labor News|

If you’re finding it difficult to hire employees, you’re not alone. Bloomberg reports that many small businesses are struggling to find people who currently want to work—in fact, 42% say they have jobs they can’t fill. The number of people quitting [...]

NARFA is Proud to Announce “Smart Cyber” Insurance to Protect Your Business

2021-03-08T09:48:40-05:00March 8th, 2021|Cybersecurity, General Industry News|

The NARFA team pleased to introduce a new cybersecurity insurance program that is now available to you. We have been working to find the best solution for the unique needs of our members and have partnered with Corvus Insurance [...]

Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Violations…for 10th Year In A Row

2021-03-03T06:30:28-05:00March 3rd, 2021|General Industry News, Labor News, Safety Tips|

“Fall Protection – General Requirements” is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year, the agency announced Feb. 26 . Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented preliminary data for OSHA’s Top [...]