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Reminder: Post OSHA Form 300A Starting Feb. 1

Posted on January 8, 2018 05:49 PM

Employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) are reminded to post their 2017 OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1–April 30, 2018.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

OSHA Extends Electronic Recordkeeping Submissions Deadline to Dec. 31

Posted on December 18, 2017 06:37 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit data from their 2016 Forms 300A to OSHA from December 15, 2017, to December 31, 2017.  

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

OSHA Finalizes Dec. 15 as Electronic Recordkeeping Submissions Deadline

Posted on November 22, 2017 05:15 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized December 15, 2017 as the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit data from their 2016 Forms 300A to OSHA.  

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

New York Restricts Vaping in Places of Employment

Posted on October 25, 2017 09:01 PM

A new law in New York includes vaping in existing legal provisions restricting smoking in certain places of employment.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, State Employment Laws, Workplace Posters

IRS Offers Guidance to Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods, and Other Disasters

Posted on September 7, 2017 07:30 PM

For September's National Preparedness Month, the IRS is offering guidance to those who may be affected by storms, fires, floods, or other disasters.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

Protect Your Organization This Hurricane Season

Posted on August 23, 2017 02:29 PM

With the start of peak Atlantic hurricane season this month comes the risk of losing essential business records, files, and other materials to floods or damaging winds.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

NASA Issues Warning on Sale of Fake Eclipse Eye Protection

Posted on August 18, 2017 05:12 PM

Ahead of the total eclipse set to occur onMonday, August 21, 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is warning consumers of the sale of unsafe "eclipse glasses" and hand-held solar viewers (known generally as solar filters). Without the proper eye protection, looking directly at the sun is extremely unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health

California Law Protects Employees Who Report Work-Related Fatalities, Injuries, or Illnesses or Request Certain Health and Safety Records

Posted on July 18, 2017 07:38 PM

An amended law in California generally prohibits an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating against an employee because the employee (among other things) reported a work-related fatality, injury, or illness.

Categories: Discrimination, Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping, State Employment Laws

OSHA Proposes 5-Month Delay to Electronic Recordkeeping Submission Deadline

Posted on June 28, 2017 02:51 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule seeking to extend the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Forms 300A. The proposed rule would change the submission date from July 1, 2017, to December 1, 2017. OSHA also intends to launch its electronic data collection system by August 1, 2017. Previously, the agency announced it would not begin accepting electronic submissions prior to July 1, 2017.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping

OSHA Not Currently Accepting Electronic Submissions of Illness and Injury Logs

Posted on June 12, 2017 02:47 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. As a result, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit their completed 2016 Forms 300A electronically. These employers include establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, as well as establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries.

Categories: Employee Safety and Health, Reporting and Recordkeeping