Tag: Workplace Safety

This is a reminder that from February 1 through April 30, 2018, impacted employers are required to post a copy of their 2017 Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Illnesses and Injuries) in a common area where employee notices are usually available. This annual requirement may not apply to certain employers that are partially exempt from…

OSHA’s preliminary list of top workplace safety violations for FY 2017, which ended September 30, bears a striking resemblance to the 2016 list and the 2015 list. In other words, workplace safety violations are predictable and thoughtful companies can use the information to keep their workforce safe and build a culture of safety. With more…

It’s that time of year to look back on your workplace illnesses and injuries for 2014, ensure that you have recorded the correct information in your OSHA logs, and post the information in your workplace starting February 1, 2015. Do you need to comply with this posting requirement, even if you’ve had no injuries or…

Question: What events must employers report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under OSHA’s new reporting and recordkeeping regulations announced on September 11, 2014? Answer: Effective January 1, 2015, all employers must report the following work-related incidents to OSHA: Fatalities. Inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees. Amputations. Loss of an eye. Employers must report work-related fatalities within…

Question: What are your recommendations for employer compliance with safety in the workplace? Answer: Safety and health in the workplace involves everyone, from employees to senior management. A safe and healthy working environment is good business.  What follows is our list of key employer responsibilities that includes those required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of…

A new memo released by OSHA advises “field compliance officers and whistle blower investigators to keep an eye out for workplace policies and practices–including employer safety initiatives–that could discourage employees from reporting injuries. According to the memo, many types of employer policies, particularly those that link management or supervisory bonuses to lower reported injury rates,…

You probably have all of your plans in place for this year’s office holiday celebration to thank your employees for their contributions during the year.  Or maybe you have decided that this year you’ll skip the usual celebrations in favor of a more modest, low-key approach given the business climate.  Regardless of how you are…

Planning team-building activities to boost morale and promote teams working better together are great ideas from an employee relations viewpoint. Staff attendance at professional games and/or sponsoring a company softball team or tennis/golf outing can help employees reduce stress and improve health while enhancing productivity, morale and teamwork. But what are the potential downsides? Do…