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How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

Posted on: June 28, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

Regulatory inspections are a part of nearly every business operation. Inspections – particularly from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — serve to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed, which ultimately helps to protect workers from potential sources of injury. By reducing injury, business owners can drive down workers’ compensation claims, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Nurses Call for OSHA to Pass National Standards for Workplace Violence Prevention at Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Chris Murray

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently heard from registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) at a public stakeholder meeting. The nurses are calling for OSHA to pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings – from hospitals to nursing homes, assisted living facilities […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care Nursing Home

Workers’ Compensation: Companies Could Be Facing Stiffer OSHA Fines

Posted on: December 14, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Last month Congress added a provision in the budget bill signed by President Obama that permits OSHA to raise maximum penalties by about 78%. The provision ties the highest dollar amount the federal agency can charge employers to October’s rate of inflation. Currently, maximum fines are tied to the consumer price index in 1990. The […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Compensation

Workers Comp: New OSHA Rule Shortens Reporting Deadlines for Workplace Injuries

Posted on: October 17, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Workers Comp: New OSHA Rule Shortens Reporting Deadlines for Workplace Injuries OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) last month announced its final rule significantly altering an employer’s obligation for reporting workplace injuries to the federal agency. The new rule, effective January 1, 2015, is as follows: Employers are required to notify OSHA of a workplace […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

OSHA Beefs Up Focus on On-the-Job Injuries by Temporary Workers, Safety Training

Posted on: March 21, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

OSHA Beefs Up Focus on On-the-Job Injuries by Temporary Workers, Safety Training A series of reports filed with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) over the last few years related to fatal injuries of temporary employees – many during their first days on a job – made the federal agency take notice and action. […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

OSHA Launches Nursing Care NEP to Address Workplace Injuries

Posted on: May 3, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

In Early April, the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) designed to help prevent ergonomic injuries and workplace violence for nursing and residential care facilities. OSHA will be addressing this industry for the next three years through the NEP, providing guidance to OSHA compliance officers […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Workers Compensation