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Complying with New EEO-1 and OSHA Requirements

[Source: Bob Evnen & Kelly Ekler, Woods & Aitken LLC, 11.2016 | Keywords: OSHA, EEO-1 Reporting, Safety] Dealers across the country will be updating their internal practices in the next month to comply with new requirements imposed under anti-discrimination and workplace safety laws. The changes in workplace safety rules stem from a 273-page Final Rule… Read More »

Federal Laws & Regulations 2016 Changes

[Author: Will Rogers, 01.2016 | Keywords: Section 179, OSHA, Expensing] There was a flurry of last-minute legislative activity during the final months of 2015. Here is a quick look at changes to Federal laws and regulations that will affect our members in 2016. Section 179 In late December, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into… Read More »

Quick Facility Test – OSHA Inspection

[2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, OSHA] According to Ralph Nader (consumer advocate) there are no such things as “accidents.” Every “incident” can be traced back to a cause. I’m not sure whether I agree with Ralph entirely, but he does make a good point. Looking around your plant, warehouse or office, how many “incidents” do… Read More »

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

[2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, OSHA] Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing… Read More »

OSHA Requirements That Apply to Most General Industry Employers

[2013 | Keywords: Regulatory Compliance, OSHA] The following are selected OSHA requirements that apply to many general industry employers. Hazard Communication Standard. This standard is designed to ensure that employers and employees know about hazardous chemicals in the workplace and how to protect themselves. Employers with employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in… Read More »