Category: Compliance

Keeping a Safe Work Environment with Proper Hazard Communications

What is Hazard Communication (HazCom)? Hazard Communication (HazCom) is all about identifying chemical hazards in the workplace and communicating these hazards to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.  This has been a hot topic in safety since 2012, when OSHA updated its standard to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and

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5 Steps to Implement a Workplace Respiratory Protection Program

When considering respirator use, we often hear companies asking pricing questions first. Construction companies to medical offices alike all want to know the cost of getting staff fit tested – but there are necessary steps to take before discussing the fit test. Within this article we will discuss the method, phases, importance, proper selection and personal experiences as it relates

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NYS Paid Family Leave Updates and Changes for 2019

On Friday afternoon, the NYS Department of Financial Services announced the 2019 Paid Family Leave updates and changes.  You can review the updates on the NYS PFL website. As intended, the number of weeks eligible employees can take will increase to 10 weeks, effective January 1, 2019.  The benefit will also increase to 55% of

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Court Vacates EEOC’s Wellness Rules for 2019

On Dec. 20, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated key provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final rules for employer-sponsored wellness plans. However, to avoid disruption to employers, the court stayed its ruling until Jan. 1, 2019. The EEOC’s final rules allow employers to offer wellness incentives of

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