DOL Issues Final FSLA Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to […]

Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage….What Business Owners Often Overlook

Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage….What Business Owners Often Overlook   I have yet to meet someone who talked about how much they love filling out a Business Interruption (BI) Worksheet.  Over the years, I have found two major issues with BI Worksheets, as I will discuss further below. Despite their general dislike, these forms […]

Routine Safety Meetings: Not Just For Drivers Anymore

Routine Safety Meetings: Not Just For Drivers Anymore Whether required by regulatory agency or not, routine safety meetings should be an element of every chemical facility’s safety or training program. Operations managers can use the following information to establish improve or refresh the company’s safety meeting program for its employees. Implementation of routine safety meetings, […]

Light-Duty Programs

Unexpected injury or illness to an employee often has an impact on both the employee and their employer.  Whether the injury or illness is work related or non-work related, it is in the best interest of both parties for the employee to come back to work as soon as possible, even if that means the […]

Staying in the Present

One moment of inattention could be the cause of a serious injury. This is especially true for those on the job. It doesn’t matter the industry you work in, inattention on the job causes some of the most serious injuries in the workplace. One of the leading causes of traffic accidents are due to driver […]

Chemical Management in the Workplace

Tens of thousands of chemicals are used on a daily basis.  Out of all the chemicals that are used each day very few of them are regulated.  Thousands of illnesses and deaths have been connected to the exposure of chemicals.  These exposures have been linked to cancer, lung, kidney, skin, heart, stomach, brain, nerve and […]

Serious Injuries or Fatalities

In recent years the emphasis on serious injuries or fatalities (SIF) has increased significantly.  Through many studies it has been determined that even when the amount of minor or less serious injuries has decreased, the number of serious injuries or fatalities continues to plateau or increase.  It is important for companies to be knowledgeable about […]

10 Ways to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

Winter weather is here and with winter comes the seasonal flu.  The high-ranking months for flu activity are December through March.  Use the 10 tips below to help prevent you from catching the flu this season. 1. Get vaccinated – vaccines are available in many areas such as doctor’s offices, pharmacies, health clinics, some schools and […]

Holiday Safety

The holiday season is in full swing and it is important to focus on the safety of yourself and those around you.  During this time of heavy shopping, travel, home decorating and holiday cooking it is important to be alert and aware of your surroundings.  Below are a few safety tips to keep in mind […]

A Guide to Safe Backing

A Guide to Safe Backing Fleet Safety Cone Policy The safety cone: Allows the driver to evaluate the area before backing up Establishes a reference point, which the driver can use when backing up. Minimum Safety Cone Standards Equip vehicle with three cones Use orange cones Cone height should be eighteen inches. Suggested Cone Placement […]