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Workers also have responsibilities under the OSH Act. Each worker must comply with OSHA standards and all related rules, regulations and orders applicable to his or her own actions and conduct. However, employees also have the right to: Be trained in a language you understand Work on machines that are safe Be provided required safety… Read more »

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Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most workplace violence consists in less newsworthy – but equally worrisome – activity, including threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening behavior. And while failing to adequately prevent and… Read more »

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Variations of virtual open enrollment are among the many ways to make employee benefits adaptable. Technology doesn’t fully remove the human aspect from HR, but it can certainly enhance it. When employers use technology to create efficiencies in their benefits administration, HR professionals can shift their focus from administrative tasks to actual employees. As such,… Read more »

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Given the high cost of losing an employee, retention should be a top priority for every organization. Employee retention is even more of a concern as we enter a post-pandemic world. What’s Happening? Turnover is a common occurrence throughout any given year. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, year-over-year turnover rates drastically fell. Instead, workers clung… Read more »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health problems are among the largest overall health concerns in the United States, as an estimated 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year. Additionally, over half (56%) of employees reported that stress and anxiety have impacted their productivity in the workplace, according… Read more »

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If your company is weathering a period of turnover, layoffs, economic downturn or another challenging situation, managers may find themselves facing individuals and departments who are complacent and who lack the motivation to work at their highest ability. Charging up employees and getting them excited can be difficult, especially if you are relatively new to… Read more »

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OSHA recently determined it will not be making changes to the healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS) after reviewing the latest guidance, science and data on COVID-19, and the recently updated CDC face mask guidance. However, OSHA will continue to monitor and assess the need for changes monthly. OSHA determined that neither the CDC’s guidance on… Read more »

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Keeping workplace technology up and running is vital to any organization’s success. While this task seems feasible, it’s growing harder and harder each year as cyber criminals expand their reach.  It’s not enough to simply protect workplace technology with software and security protocols. It’s also critical for your organization to test the overall effectiveness of… Read more »

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Poor hiring decisions can be extremely costly for your company, in terms of business interruption, wasted recruiting and training resources, lower employee morale and more. You may realize that an individual is not a good fit, or a new employee may choose to leave if the job doesn’t match his or her expectations. In both… Read more »