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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 2015 must post the Annual Summary of Injuries and Illnesses from February 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016. 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

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

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements for posting the Annual Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses

At the end of every calendar year, all employers must complete OSHA’s Form 300A, the Annual Summary of Work‐Related Injuries and Illnesses. The log must be completed even if no work‐related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. The law requires employers to post the Annual Summary from February 1

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

OSHA Launches Web Page to Protect Workers from Ebola

To assist workers and employers, OSHA has launched a new  Ebola Web page that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources. It also links to the

Ebola Factsheet and Quarantine Protocols Issued

Last week the Ohio Department of Health issued Enhanced Ebola Quarantine Protocols for sharing with the appropriate person in your company who would handle human resources issues. The Department also issued an Ebola fact sheet that can be used as an educational tool for your employees. Both of these documents

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