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Why is hazard communication so important?

Your employees need to know about the chemicals they are working with or exposed to, hazards associated with each chemical and how to protect themselves. Although many employees work with potentially hazardous materials on a regular basis, they can maintain a safe working environment if they use chemicals as they were intended and follow necessary safety precautions. An effective hazard communication program is designed to teach everyone how to safely handle and work with the chemicals they encounter every day.

Nonprofits: Are you protected from costly lawsuits?

Nonprofits are certainly not immune to conflicts. The cost of a nonprofit lawsuit will sometimes climb to around a half million dollars — notwithstanding any award that may be owed as a result. A board's decision could expose the nonprofit and its directors to a claim or lawsuit. In order for a nonprofit to protect its mission and its board members’ personal assets, directors and officers (D&O) insurance may be a crucial investment.

What employers need to know about opioid use and drug testing

Opioid use and abuse is becoming an increasing part of the national conversation — so much so that the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently changed its drug testing protocols to include several common opioids, which may impact how employers with DOT obligations administrate their drug testing programs. However, concerns about the impact of opioids in the workplace go well beyond DOT drivers, and many current non-DOT drug tests include screens for opioids. So what happens when someone tests positive? And should it matter whether they have a legitimate prescription for the opioid?

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