Workers Compensation

US Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Update Hazard Communication Standard

2021-02-12T08:32:08-05:00February 12th, 2021|Legislative News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification [...]

Water is Drinkable PPE: Are You Protecting Your Workers from the Inside Out?

2021-02-11T13:36:16-05:00February 11th, 2021|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

This piece was published in Occupational Health and Safety and we wanted to share it with you. Hard hats, harnesses, face shields, goggles, hearing protection, respiratory gear—you make all the right moves when it comes to protecting your employees [...]

Reminder OSHA Form 300a Must Be Posted by February 1

2021-01-28T11:42:44-05:00January 28th, 2021|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News, Legislative News, Workers Compensation|

The OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300), Summary (Form 300A), and Instructions can be found in the Forms section of the HR Support Center by searching for OSHA Form 300. Click the link that says, “OSHA [...]

The Importance of Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00January 21st, 2021|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

“Anchorage, Alaska Tow Operator Struck and Killed While Loading Vehicle” Anchorage, AL  Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a tow operator was struck by a vehicle as he loaded a car that had become stuck in a ditch on the [...]

OSHA Increases Violation Penalties

2021-01-18T16:49:19-05:00January 18th, 2021|Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to [...]

Safety Tips: Forklift Operation and Best Practices

2021-01-14T19:13:09-05:00January 14th, 2021|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or [...]

OSHA Announces Deadline for 2020 Workplace Injury Data (Form 300A) Submission

2021-01-11T11:43:48-05:00January 8th, 2021|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Labor News, Legislative News, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA is reminding employers to submit the 2020 Form 300A data electronically by March 2. The agency began collecting data for the calendar year on January 2. Establishments that have 250 or more employees and are required to keep [...]

OSHA Requirements for Automotive Shops: Personal Protective Equipment

2020-08-25T11:35:43-04:00August 13th, 2020|Automotive Industry News, COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA Requirements for Auto Shops: Listed below are the OSHA requirements and safety topics relevant to auto shops, which all of our members should have a part of their company safety program. Hazardous Communication: Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR [...]

DOL: 6 Tips to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

2020-07-28T11:02:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has resources to help workers and employers stay safe as the hot weather continues throughout the country. Here are six things to keep in mind as you prepare for a hot summer: Memorize [...]

Safety Tips: Hierarchy of Controls to Protect Workers

2020-07-27T15:03:26-04:00July 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting workers. The pyramid below highlights a Hierarchy of Controls, which shows the most effective to least effective control methods in reducing workplace injuries. Elimination and Substitution Elimination and [...]

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