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Safety/Health

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.

DOL offers new online resource on workplace mental health issues

04/09/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online Mental Health Toolkit, an online resource to provide tools employers can use to support employees dealing with mental health problems.

New OSHA record rules won’t stop controversy

04/02/2019
In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made official several documentation changes it had announced in July 2018. Affected were OSHA forms used to record workplace injuries and illnesses.

OSHA fines, criminal charges after Manhattan crane plunge

03/26/2019
A Missouri company working on an East Harlem construction project last year face OSHA fines after a small crane tumbled out of a fourth-floor window, critically injuring three workers.

Opioid crisis affects three out of four employers

03/26/2019
Seventy-five percent of U.S. employers have been directly affected by opioids but only 17% feel extremely well prepared to deal with the issue, according to a survey released in March by the National Safety Council.

Employee death triggers $422K fine for Dallas contractor

03/06/2019
RKM Utility Services faces $422,006 in fines from OSHA after one of its employees died from hydrogen sulfide gas exposure on a company worksite.