Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

More Proposed Regulations on Employer Wellness Programs

The EEOC recently issued proposed rules relating to how the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. Some employers that provide health insurance also offer wellness programs that intend to encourage healthier lifestyles or prevent disease. In some cases, the programs offer financial incentives for […]

6 Nov 15 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Make Sure Workers Know How to Protect Themselves in a Workplace Emergency

A recent CareerBuilder survey looks at how safe workers feel in their workplaces and how well they feel their companies work to ensure their security. The survey found that: The vast majority of workers (94 percent) feel their office is a secure place to work; and Nearly a quarter of workers (23 percent) say they […]

28 Jul 15 - Health and Safety, Workplace Violence - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: New Heat Illness Amendments Effective Today

New heat illness regulations are effective May 1, 2015. The Office of Administrative Law approved changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations and granted the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s request for an accelerated effective date of May 1, in time for this year’s growing season and warmer summer weather. The changes include several […]

1 May 15 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Changes to Heat Illness Standard on the Move

Despite opposition, California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved revisions to California’s unique heat illness regulations. The OSHSB sent the revised regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for final approval. The OSHSB asked for an accelerated effective date of May 1, 2015, rather than the July 1 operative date that would happen […]

3 Mar 15 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Safe Driving Is Good Business

If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know that more than one-quarter of all driving accidents involve someone who is driving for work? Did you know that between 2003 and 2010, on average, 1,275 workers died […]

27 Aug 14 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »