Category Archives: OSHA – Safety & Health

June is National Safety Month

When was the last time you’ve revisited your workplace safety plan? Not only is it the law, but it also can ensure that you and your employees are always safe.  In honor of National Safety Month, we would like to highlight four resources that will help you identify unsafe behaviors, create opportunities for improvement and…

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016

OSHA Safety Citations A Starting Point for Workplace Safety By Thomas Galassi Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing…

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Hurricane Matthew

A Message from FEMA Administrator, Craig Fugate Hurricane Matthew is a dangerous storm. We have not seen a hurricane this strong in almost a decade. It has already devastated Haiti, and has been building strength on its way to the U.S. As it makes landfall in Florida tonight and tracks up the eastern coastline over the…

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Cyber Security

September is National Preparedness Month Don’t wait until after a disaster to make a plan. Get started now with these resources. Cyber Security When it comes to disasters, we often think of fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes; but, today, cyber-threats are probably more likely to affect your business, and can be just as devastating. During National…

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National Preparedness Month

Don’t Wait! Make Your Emergency Plan Today September is National Preparedness Month. Don’t wait until after a disaster to make a plan. Get started now with the resources at www.SBA.gov/Prepare. The resources below can help you develop a plan to protect your employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic…

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Protect Workers from Zika Exposure

How to Protect Workers from Zika Exposure The outbreak of Zika that has spread through Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean has reached the United States mainland, with several locally-transmitted cases reported in Florida. Now that we know the virus is here, OSHA reminds employers and workers to take steps to…

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Beat The Heat with the FEMA App

Download the Free FEMA App It’s hot across the U.S. and folks are out traveling for summer break. Download the FEMA app for free on the App Store and Google Play to stay cool and know ahead of time when extreme heat and other severe weather is on the way. Add up to five locations to include…

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DOL News

News & Events U.S. Department of Labor Promoting & Protecting Opportunity A Message to Congress Apprenticeship, wage theft, retirement security and more: Secretary Perez affirmed the importance of the Labor Department’s work before three Congressional committees this week. Here are the highlights. Fastest-growing jobs Need a job or interested in changing careers? Many health care…

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The Zika Virus: FAQs

The Zika Virus: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers By Thomas Benjamin Huggett The Zika virus is receiving significant press coverage, including reports that it may cause birth defects if pregnant women are exposed. Employers may wonder if they have obligations to protect or accommodate employees under state and federal law, including the Occupational Safety and…

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What To Expect From OSHA In 2016

What To Expect From OSHA In 2016 And Beyond … By attorneys: Mark A. Lies, II, Patrick D. Joyce, Adam R. Young INTRODUCTION The New Year is here and with that comes yet another year of enhanced OSHA enforcement and new OSHA regulations. Further, due to the upcoming end of President Obama’s time in office…

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