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Safety/Health

Prepare for gun violence in your workplace

08/13/2019
Workplace shootings, though rare, do take place—often in public places such as stores, malls and parking lots, but also in office buildings, factories and warehouses. Employers should have a plan in place to protect both employees and customers.

Marijuana policies up for grabs despite restrictive DEA rulings

07/09/2019
Twice in the last three years, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has denied petitions to “reschedule” marijuana under the Controlled Sub-stances Act—despite a growing number of state initiatives to legalize it.

Houston manufacturer maxes out on OSHA fines

07/02/2019
Custom Rubber Products in Houston has earned the dubious distinction of being assessed the maximum fine allowed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

OSHA offers new suicide prevention resources

06/20/2019
The suicide rate among the U.S. working-age population jumped by 34% from 2000 to 2016, says the CDC.

OSHA takes heat seriously & you should, too

06/18/2019
OSHA just cited Evoqua Water Technologies, a company based in Georgia, for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat.

No cannabis testing for NYC employers starting in 2020

06/13/2019
If you are a New York City employer, now is the time to ensure your drug testing policies and job applications do not mention testing for marijuana or THC.

Managing depressed employees: What supervisors need to know

05/22/2019
Given the American Psychiatric Association’s estimate that one in six people will experience depression at some time in his or her life, chances are significant that you’ll deal with the issue among your staff. Yet despite its prevalence, don’t expect team members to readily come forward.

Measles outbreak: Know the legal way to respond

05/14/2019
By early May, more than 750 cases of measles had been confirmed this year in 23 states, the largest number since 1994.

OSHA: Killeen, Texas gun range ordered to get the lead out

04/16/2019
Workers at a gun range in Killeen, Texas were exposed to unsafe lead levels, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

FLSA and transportation violations for SoCal company

04/10/2019
A citrus and avocado distributor in Oceanside will pay 45 workers $13,641 in back wages after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor found it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act.