In light of numerous foodborne illness outbreaks, government regulators are taking every measure possible and utilizing every technology at their disposal to prevent and respond to product contamination exposures in food facilities. New technologies allow regulators (and others) to quickly detect and trace harmful pathogens “hiding” in food facilities, raw materials or finished products.
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California Senate Bill SB-396, addresses illegal employment practices including harassment of an employee either directly or indirectly with the employer’s knowledge.
The flu and cold season is now approaching. Tragically, each year, a number of deaths result from flu and other infectious diseases. Employers again routinely face concerns about how to respond to highly infectious diseases when an employee reports such illness.
In a previous newsletter we wrote about OSHA’s 2016 retaliation regulation and associated guidance, which had explained examples of post-accident drug-testing and safety incentive as instances of unlawful retaliation.
Employers must evaluate their safety protections for pregnant women and engage in the interactive process with employees to find reasonable accommodations
A recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute found that lane changing can be one of the most dangerous moves on the road. According to the study, of the violations that greatly increase a driver’s likelihood of being involved in a crash, two involved lane changing.
The arrival of summer means beaches, BBQs, and baseball. It also means hot weather, humidity, and the potential danger presented by heat illness.
Heroin and prescription opioids use, abuse, and lethality have reached unprecedented levels. These drugs are prolific everywhere you go. It is important that we as responsible citizens be prepared to act. Together you can have an impact and save a life. To learn more, download this month's newsletter.
Shock value: How to protect your company from a negligence lawsuit on account of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Employers are widely installing AEDs to protect employees and visitors, but some states require strict compliance with AED regulations to insulate employers from tort liability.
To be compliant, employers in State Plans that have not yet adopted OSHA’s new rule for electronic filing of injury data for Calendar Year 2017, are required to file in the federal OSHA database.