OSHA Launches New Heat Hazard National Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Inside and Outside Heat

2022-05-10T23:51:40-04:00May 9th, 2022|Labor News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspections before workers suffer completely preventable injuries, [...]

US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule to Amend Occupational injury, Illness Recordkeeping

2022-03-30T11:05:49-04:00March 29th, 2022|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.41. The current regulation requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information – that [...]

Cutting Workers Compensation Claims Through Mental Health Support

2022-03-09T15:50:49-05:00March 9th, 2022|Employee Benefits, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Employers have a large opportunity to reduce absenteeism, cut workers’ compensation claims and improve staff engagement by adapting how they manage mental and behavioral health in the workplace. Behavioral health claims do not only affect the individual employee, they [...]

Developing an Effective Safety and Health Management System

2022-02-28T18:45:39-05:00February 28th, 2022|Safety Tips|

The best Safety and Health Management Systems (S&HMS) involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers and improves the bottom line for managers. When safety and health are part of the organization [...]

Back to Basics: Safety Reminders that Go Beyond COVID-19 

2021-09-21T12:24:58-04:00September 21st, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

With the world’s gaze focused on protecting people against COVID-19 over the past two years, it may have been easy to lose sight of other foundational precautions and protocols that help keep workers safe. However, going back to the [...]

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Match CDC’s July 27th Protocol on Masks

2021-09-01T16:55:13-04:00August 25th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips|

On Friday, August 13, 2021, OSHA issued an updated Guidance document regarding COVID-19 Plans and the General Duty Clause. OSHA has now adopted CDC’s July 27th, 2021 Protocol in which Fully Vaccinated employees must wear masks indoors in “Substantial” [...]

NARFA Partners with Flyreel to Provide Innovative, Contact-Less Safety and Loss Control Inspections to Members as Part of Their Workers Compensation Program

2021-07-13T09:17:53-04:00July 13th, 2021|Company News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. & DENVER, July 13, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Automotive Roads Fuel Association (NARFA), the exclusive sponsor of the Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) workers compensation program, is proud to announce the availability of Flyreel for AICC members. Flyreel [...]

OSHA’s Updates Guidance for COVID-19 in the Workplace

2021-07-12T19:25:04-04:00July 12th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Safety Tips|

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rolled out its COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard on June 10, 2021, it also issued its updated Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in non-healthcare workplaces. In its previous guidance, published January 2021, [...]

NARFA Enhances the AICC Loss Control Team Starting on July 1st, 2021

2021-07-28T06:47:40-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Company News, Massachusetts News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

We are pleased to introduce the Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) Loss Control & Safety Team to the membership, as of July 1st, 2021. The AICC Administrator, FutureComp, will be utilizing a three-person team of safety professionals to deliver [...]