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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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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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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 »

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used when there is some type of hazard that has been identified and cannot be eliminated or controlled through other means. Simply stated, when we have personal protective equipment requirements, it means there is a hazard that may cause you injury and failing to use the prescribed equipment puts you… Read more »

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With all of the changes in today’s world, telecommuting has become a standard method of business. Telecommuting brings advantages and disadvantages to the way companies do business. Here’s a look at some of the pros. Increased productivity. While it’s easy to imagine workers shirking their duties at home more readily than in the office, numerous… Read more »

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Everyone’s personal life gets a bit hectic at times. These stressful times can cause headaches, upset stomach, back pain, sleep disturbances and difficulty concentrating. Stress also makes it harder for your body to defend against illness and can make current health problems worse. Not only is stress hard on your body, but it also affects… Read more »