With parts of the country suffering record-breaking temperatures this summer, employers know they need to be on guard against heat dangers for both indoor and outdoor workers. At some point, however, those precautions may be formalized into a new standard from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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New guidance for employers related to COVID-19 doesn’t create new mandatory standards, but the tone of the guidance is a signal from the Biden administration of more support for enforcement, according to attorneys focusing on workplace safety issues.
by Jodi R. Bohr Because I’m an Arizona native, you would think I would be able to tolerate the excessive heat that visits the Phoenix area every summer. For the most part, I can. I plan my day around early morning errands and hole up the rest of the day in air-conditioned indoors. I never […]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month—do you have training in place that addresses the topic of substance abuse in the workplace? Today we’re providing some general training information for you to share with the appropriate personnel at your organization.
by Jennifer Suich Frank Q One of our employees brought a large ball to work and is using it instead of her company-provided chair. She says it’s better for her back, but she doesn’t have a back problem. She states that she’s using it proactively. Do we have the right to require her to use […]
by Lisa Berg On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency associated with the spread of Zika virus, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began advising pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant to avoid travel to places with Zika outbreaks. To date, more than a […]
by John E. Hall With much of the country in line for high temperatures this summer, employers should be mindful of employees’ exposure to heat hazards on the job. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no heat standard, the agency has become increasingly willing to cite employers for employees’ heat exposure under […]
by Ana Ellington Are you prepared for the possibility of violence in your workplace? In today’s Training Daily Advisor, BLR® Legal Editor Ana Ellington has the facts on workplace violence prevention, plus you can take our quiz to test your knowledge.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month so this is a good time to address the topic of substance abuse in the workplace. Today’s Advisor provides general training information for you to share with the appropriate personnel.
Last week, basketball royalty and media-superstar LeBron James was forced to make an early exit from Game 1 of the NBA Finals due to severe leg cramps. The King’s cramps were due in large part to the malfunctioning air-conditioning system at the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs. Combined with the Texas summer […]