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Dallas metal recycler fined after worker is crushed

12/04/2018
Improperly stored metal pipes fell on a worker at Venture Metals, Inc., in Dallas in October, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

OSHA cites contractor for trench safety issues in Austin

12/04/2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited UST Systems, Inc., an underground storage tank contractor, for trench safety hazards at an Austin construction site.

Snapshot: Opioid crisis spills into the workplace

12/04/2018
An estimated 11.4 million Americans misuse prescription opioids.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’18

12/01/2018
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

React to a co-worker’s demands

11/29/2018
You want to be a team player, but what if your co-worker walks into your workstation or shoots you an email demanding that you do something? If the person doesn’t have the authority to tell you what to do, take this advice.

Diversity initiatives: Make sure your good intentions are lawful

11/28/2018
While the Supreme Court has never overturned an employer’s voluntary affirmative action policy, lower courts have struck down such policies when they have strayed beyond Title VII and trammeled upon the rights of male and nonminority employees.

Track every harassment complaint, document your efforts to address the problem

11/28/2018
Employers that create a complaint system for reporting harassment and follow through on those complaints with appropriate action earn a defense to most harassment claims.

Humbug! More employers say no to holiday parties

11/27/2018
This year, 65% of companies plan to hold a holiday party, the lowest number since 2009.

You must prove OSHA compliance is impossible

11/27/2018
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the power to fine employers that don’t follow workplace safety rules. However, if an employer can show that providing safety measures would be impossible, compliance would not be required.

Beware the 6 deadly sins of bad management

11/26/2018
According to an Inc. report, here are the six most common management mistakes that lead to turnover—all avoidable if the right actions are taken.