It is increasingly important for employers to control costs associated with workplace injuries. One of the biggest, yet most controllable costs associated with workplace injuries is lost time from work due to disability. The most effective way to have a favorable impact on these costs is to implement an effective Return to Work (RTW) program.
We understand that in the construction industry it is hard to find transitional work for your employees who are injured on the job. Whether you manage a roofing company or a painting company, employers may struggle finding a light duty position within their company that fits the employee’s medical restrictions.
“Our new rule will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent work injuries to show investors, job seekers, customers and the public they operate safe and well-managed facilities. Access to injury data will also help OSHA better target compliance assistance and enforcement resources, and enable ‘big data’ researchers to apply their skills to making workplaces safer.” — Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Since 2014 the Obama Administration has been working on a rule to increase the standard salary level for executive, administrative and professional exemptions and the minimum total annual compensation level for the “highly compensated employee” exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Summer is approaching and OSHA has a tool to prevent heat illness in outdoor workers. When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone. Click on the title for information regarding the OSHA Heat Safety Tool.
OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report to OSHA. Establishments located in states under Federal OSHA jurisdiction must begin to comply with the new requirements on January 1, 2015. Click on the title for more information and to view the OSHA Fact Sheet.
Workforce Business Services is proud to announce that we are now a NAPEO member! We are dedicated to staying informed of the legislative and regulatory environment as a PEO and as an employer.