Are you considering providing medical training to your employees? Often, the focus of training is on employee development. But an increasing number of employers are starting to see the value of medical training when it means employees are able to react appropriately if a medical emergency occurs on the job.
If you employ drivers, they probably recognize the importance of seat belts. But do they go so far as to consider them personal protective equipment (PPE)? Today, we’re providing training information regarding seat belt use that is valuable not just for those who drive for a living but for any of your employees who drive—which […]
By Holly K. Jones, JD In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Holly K. Jones, JD, provided some informative Seussian rhymes to help HR professionals learn about the new I-9 form that must be used by January 22, 2017. Today, Jones has more information about this important change for our readers.
On March 25, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its new crystalline silica rule. Despite a court challenge, and over the objections of Cal/OSHA’s construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) has adopted federal OSHA’s silica rules.
By Jennifer Busick In yesterday’s Advisor, guest columnist Jennifer Busick looked at preventive measures that can keep a spill controlled and contained until it can be dealt with. But what happens when the spill control fails or when it was inadequate or absent in the first place? Busick tackles the topic in today’s Advisor.
When we require employees at our branch to travel to the main office for an after hour meeting—for which they will be paid—are we required to pay mileage as well?
As a recruiter, your new hire might be part of a joint employment relationship. Do you know all of the ins and outs of this relationship, including what your responsibilities are? Today we’ll hear some of the details from Susan Prince, JD, MSL, and legal editor at BLR®. By Susan Prince, JD, MSL, Legal Editor […]
Yesterday’s Advisor reviewed the new training requirements for the recently amended Pesticide Worker Protection Standard. Today, we offer some tips for protecting workers in general industry from another dangerous environmental safety hazard—exposure to lead.
I have a company that does lighting designs for events that require employees to travel from their homes to various locations. Sometimes travel is required out of state. Typically the travel time is one to two hours. Sometimes employees meet at the warehouse and ride in the company van. Do we pay for the time […]
As most employers are well aware, OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In general, OSHA regulations require that employers maintain a workplace that is free of recognized safety hazards, and do not discriminate or retaliate against anyone who reports injuries or illnesses. Are those in charge of safety at your company well-trained […]