Posts made in February, 2014

Employer Responsibilities for Worker Exposure and Medical Records

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) requires employers to provide workers with access to their exposure and medical records. This handout highlights what employers should know concerning these records, as outlined in the OSHA Standard Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.1020, Access to Employee Exposure and...

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Action Plan Checklist for OSHA Inspections

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is authorized to conduct workplace inspections and investigations to determine whether employers are complying with standards issued by the agency for safe and healthful workplaces. Workplace inspections and investigations are conducted by OSHA...

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Workplace Substance Abuse Programs and Workers Compensation

Unfortunately, substance abuse plagues our society. Your workforce is a small segment of that society, so it stands to reason that you have employed, are currently employing or may employ a substance abuser in the future. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration it is estimated that 75 percent of adults who admit to current...

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OSHA – Employer Posting and Recordkeeping Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to post a company’s accidents each year and to keep records concerning worker incidents. A number of specific industries in the retail, service, finance, insurance, and real estate sectors that are classified as low hazard are exempt from most posting requirements, as are small...

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