Category Archives: Safety

Display OSHA injury form February 1 to April 30

Display OSHA injury form February 1 to April 30 State and Federal OSHA regulations require that employers with 11 or more employees at any time in 2016 must post the Annual Summary of Injuries and Illnesses from February 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017. This form lists summary data for

Risk Management: A Peek Inside Your Company Culture

Risk Management: A Peek Inside Your Company Culture Risk management is often thought of as something to do, but just as importantly, it’s also something to believe. It’s a state of mind that, when shared by everyone in an organization, can enrich the company culture and become a valuable asset

Distracted Driving Continues To Be Much More Than Just “A Problem”

DISTRACTED DRIVING CONTINUES TO BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST “A PROBLEM” Not only is distracted driving still a serious problem, it is an epidemic. With each new mobile device introduced, the potential for behind-the-wheel distractions increase and so does a business’s exposure to risk. Federated Insurance is very concerned about

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent

Congress gives OK for OSHA to raise maximum fines by 80 percent The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not increased its maximum penalties since 1990, but that likely will change in dramatic fashion next year. A bipartisan provision in the budget agreement negotiated in the House and Senate

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1 What’s so special about Nov. 1? One of the main provisions in the Implements of Husbandry law deals with what are statutorily defined as “wide” IOH. If not already installed on original equipment, additional lighting and marking features will be

INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK: JUNE 2-4

INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK: JUNE 2-4 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States

FMCSA Issues Rule Increasing Motor Carrier Civil Penalties for Violating Federal Regs

FMCSA Issues Rule Increasing Motor Carrier Civil Penalties for Violating Federal Regs The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule increasing most of its motor carrier civil penalties for violations of federal regulations. In an April 3 Federal Register announcement, the agency said that several laws require

OSHA’s new hazard communication standard pictograms

OSHA’s new hazard communication standard pictograms As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and

New OSHA Reporting Rules Now in Effect

New OSHA Reporting Rules Now in Effect New rules went into effect at the beginning of  2015 regarding what covered employers must report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers are now  required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses

FMCSA Hours of Service Rule – Who Must Comply

Hours of Service Who Must Comply? Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds

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