Is your company in compliance with the new hazard communication standard requiring employee training to be completed within the next three months?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans on fully implementing the revised standard by June 1, 2016. However, by Dec. 1, 2013, employers are expected to have trained workers on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) formats required under the standard.
Establishing workplace-safety committees is one way management can encourage employees to participate in implementing and monitoring the company’s safety program.
Typical responsibilities of workplace-safety committees include:
An employer did not discriminate against an alcoholic worker by suspending her for being drunk at work and ordering her to remain alcohol- and drug-free for one year, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Clifford v. Rockland Cnty., (2d Cir., No. 12-3083).
The 2nd Circuit affirmed that special conditions imposed on employees identified as substance abusers are not grounds for discrimination and retaliation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.CIS) announced that employees will receive direct notification via email — at the same time employers are notified — when their case results in a tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) through the E-Verify system.
E-Verify has been updated to align with the latest revision of Form I-9, which includes an optional field in Section 1 for employees to provide an e-mail address.
Is there a clear way out of your building in case of an emergency? Do you know where all the exits are in case your first choice is blocked or too crowded?
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a national memorandum on exit routes, directing inspectors to carefully examine whether employers have provided and maintained an adequate means of exit from work areas, the agency announced on June 17, 2013.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers establish a heat-related-illness prevention program that includes advising workers to drink plenty of water and acclimatize to weather conditions and providing them with schedules that alternate between work and rest breaks.
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