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October 2018: OSHA Update

Last week, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued a standard interpretation clarifying its position on the new record-keeping rule’s anti-retaliation provisions. OSHA’s memorandum essentially “rolls back” its enforcement of the...

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Association Health Plans

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released the first draft of proposed regulations to allow the creation of Association Health Plans (AHPs). The proposed regulation stems from an executive order President Trump issued in October and is the...

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OSHA: New Electronic Reporting Requirements

WHO does this affect? OSHA requires employers with 250 or more employees to submit form 300A electronically by December 1, 2017. Employers with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries must submit form 300A also by December 1, 2017. This includes,...

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OSHA: Crystalline Silica Rule

OSHA issued two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. One for construction and the other for general industry and maritime. This allows employers to tailor solutions to the specific conditions in their workplaces. Below, is...

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NCCI: Audit Noncompliance Charge

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) approved a workers compensation policy endorsement that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  An insurance company can charge up to 2x the originally estimated premium when a policy holder is in noncompliance with...

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OSHA: Post-Accident Drug Testing

OSHA has a new rule affecting Post-Accident Drug Testing that has been in effect since December 1, 2016 however, there has still been a lot of confusion around what this means. OSHA has imposed new restrictions on long-established PADT practices—these have been...

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