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Feds propose 9 new safety standards for business

February 7, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Labor have big plans for 2013, according to the just-released regulatory agenda.


Recognizing the 5 red flags of phony comp claims

November 23, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Your company gets hit with a workers comp claim. Is it possible this employee is exaggerating, malingering or just-plain-lying? Knowing the warning signs of a phony claim can answer the question — and help you save money.


Survey: Most employees not prepared for emergency

October 18, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Do your employees know the best course of action if someone displays symptoms of a heart attack? How about if there’s a fire?


Business alert: Rough winter predicted

October 5, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Accu-Weather is giving a heads-up: Expect a lot of the wet and white stuff come January for much of the nation. And that could affect business operations for those who aren’t prepared.


Best and worst states for getting workers off comp

September 12, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Which states have the best record for getting injured workers back to work — and off workers comp — and which states are the worst?


Safety agency gives details on priorities for employers

March 14, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

As promised, the head of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued some new prevention programs and guidelines for businesses.


Feds warn employers about stopping workplace violence

October 24, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Add this to the list of employer mandates from Washington: prevention of violence.


Doing a safety inspection? Make sure you follow up — or else

July 20, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Lots of companies – and their insurers — do safety checks to make sure procedures are in place and are being followed to prevent accidents. That’s great as a first step, but don’t forget the second step.


Can you make flu shots mandatory for employees?

November 5, 2010 by Jim Giuliano

True or false? An employer can make flu shots mandatory for employees.


64% of companies underestimate this safety threat

August 27, 2010 by Fred Hosier

New research shows that companies complying with the letter of the law when it comes to safety training may be missing a crucial fact: More…

Another reason to hold safety training

April 30, 2010 by Fred Hosier

If a company fails to provide safety training required by federal law to 11 employees, can the employer be fined just once or 11 times? More…

Another increase to the cost of transportation

April 16, 2010 by Fred Hosier

A new federal rule will increase the cost of transportation for some companies. And the agency that issued the rule has signaled more costly changes are ahead. More…

Jail time for owners and managers over safety violations?

April 5, 2010 by Fred Hosier

Two short phrases in a bill to change workplace safety regulations would make it easier for prosecutors to send company executives and managers to prison when workers are killed or seriously injured. More…

No injuries, no property damage: Then how did OSHA safety fine reach 7 figures?

March 16, 2010 by Fred Hosier

Democrats in Congress have introduced bills to raise the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s fines, something that hasn’t been done in two decades. But even without new legislation, OSHA is finding ways to issue large fines. More…

Five ways to improve safety — and cut comp — at your company

June 16, 2009 by Rich Henson

You probably don’t want managers settling  for “good enough” when it comes to workplace safety.



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