Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

RMSC Safety Sentinel – November 2017

Thermal Burns Thermal burns can result from construction activities like welding or cutting, maintenance or cleaning tasks, and commercial kitchen and restaurants operations. Thermal burns are very different from electrical burns and must be treated accordingly. This handout will address thermal burns in some detail and provide background information and guidance on treatment of these […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – September 2017

September 2017 Electronic Logging Device Logging is Around the Corner The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requiring Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance beginning December 18, 2017. As the deadline approaches, drivers and fleet managers are seeking clarification on whether or not the new law applies to their operations and, if so, how to […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – September 2017

September 2017 Understanding Arc Flash Two maintenance workers respond to a co-workers request for help. They begin to troubleshoot a component of the factory’s electric system. They need the power on in order to identify where the problem begins. Suddenly an improperly stored item falls into the electric cabinet and causes an arc flash. The […]

August 23, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – ACA Mandate Penalties are Still Effective

  August 23, 2017 Don’t Be Fooled! ACA Mandate Penalties Are Still Effective Contrary to popular belief, the ACA’s individual and employer mandate penalties continue to apply and the IRS intends to enforce them. Much of the confusion surrounding the ACA mandate penalties stems from President Trump’s Inauguration day Executive Order, in which he directed […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – August 2017

  August 2017   Arc Welding Hazards Welding processes are ubiquitous in today’s workplaces – both industrial and construction. In this edition of the RMSC Safety Sentinel we will outline the major safety hazards associated with welding and discuss some important control concepts. Fire Hazards Along with grinding and cutting – any welding application should […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – August 2017

  It’s Back to School Season As a Defensive Driver you want to Remember: “ Take In The Whole Picture “ What does this mean and how should a defensive driver respond? Comply with laws regarding designated cross walks, school zones and school buses. School zone signage and requirements, as well as speed limits, are […]

July 28, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA

July 28, 2017 Senate Rejects Efforts to Repeal The ACA OVERVIEW In the early morning hours of July 28, 2017, members of the U.S. Senate voted 49-51 to reject a “skinny” version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA). This was the final […]

July 18, 2017 – Compliance Observer Alert – Repeal & Replace Efforts Fail Again

Less than five days after the Senate released the second version of its Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed once again. If the BRCA had any chance of passing, Republicans could lose only two votes.  With this difficult number to maintain, there was […]

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