Most ladder-related accidents occur due to a failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent injuries, practice the following safety tips.
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Here are some ideas to consider as you create your rehiring policy and procedures.
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The law creates potential exposures and legal implications for employers.
Hackers target college bookstores, U.S. antivirus firms deny breach reports, and organizations lose millions to business email compromise schemes.
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The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-Tagout) regulation first went into effect in 1989. The intent of the standard was to prevent injuries and deaths caused by accidental start-up of equipment during maintenance or servicing. In large part, the standard has been successful and can be attributed to saving an estimated 122 lives and preventing over 28,000 injuries each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Even with this success, OSHA recognizes that many employers are still deficient in some areas.
On August 1, the expanded “hands-free” technology-while-driving law goes into effect in the State of Minnesota. This means when a motor vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (yes, that means while stopped at a stoplight), the driver is prohibited from using a wireless communication device without hands-free technology. Penalties are $50 for a first offence (plus court fees) and $275 for each offense thereafter.
May Threat Intelligence highlights include cyber attacks on Microsoft’s SharePoint software, Windows 10, various business applications, online college bookstores, tax accounting software, and even a church.
Ladders are used at work locations everywhere on a daily basis. They seem like a simple tool that most don’t think twice about using, but they can be very dangerous if not used properly or given the once-over before each use. Most of these accidents occur due to a failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent ladder injuries, practice the following safety tips.
Whether by accident or on purpose, employees are often the root cause of successful cyberattacks. Accidental publication of confidential information by employees and insider attacks have the greatest impact. Employers should constantly emphasize the critical nature of data security. Regularly scheduled refresher training courses should be established in order to instill the data security culture of your organization.
If your employees travel for business, they should be prepared for more than just business. Employers should be well aware of the risks they are asking employees to face when traveling. Employers should help ensure the safety of their business travelers — and reduce liability concerns for the organization — by planning ahead.
This issue of Threat Intelligence reveals the latest major cyber threats facing individuals and organizations, including customer payment card data exposing users' personal information, privacy concerns, poor security practices, phishing, live broadcasting disruptions, ransomware attacks on municipalities, card-skimming, and banking Trojans.
While fall protection remains at the top of the violations list again for 2018, fall hazard training is also a top violation — coming in at number eight with 1,982 violations issued last year. OSHA’s final rule in 2016 extended the range of the walking and working surface standard for general industry and added a fall protection standard for general industry. In doing so, OSHA recognized that many general industry workers face comparable fall hazards as those in construction.
Few employers realize the importance of overseeing the workers’ compensation premium audit, which occurs at the end of each year to ensure you are paying the correct premium. After an audit, you could receive a surprise bill if the remuneration in work comp benefits paid to employees is found to be inaccurate — or you could receive a reimbursement. Auditors are susceptible to error, so be sure to classify benefits and wages appropriately, be prepared for the audit each year, and manage the process as much as possible.
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