Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

RMSC Safety Sentinel – March 2018

RMSC Safety Sentinel: Slips, Trips and Falls Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injury and death for workers. In fact, falls to a lower level are the second most common cause of workplace deaths, surpassed only highway crashes according to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts 2017. Often, injuries sustained in a […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – March 2018

Preventing Rear End Collisions Being involved in a “Rear End” collision is a problem. This accident type represents more than one quarter of all crashes. You can minimize the likelihood of being involved in a rear-end collision by maintaining a space cushion that is appropriate for the driving conditions. A proper space cushion must provide […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – February 2018

Fleet Safety Newsletter – February 2018 Driving Defensively Safe driving is every motorist’s responsibility. Also as a business owner, your responsibility is equally as great. Company vehicle operators are on the road a good deal more than the average commuter. As a result, they must be ever vigilant and able to not only anticipate other […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – February 2018

Emergency Action Plan Safety Sentinel: February 2018 – Emergency Action Plans and Fire Response Nobody expects an emergency – yet the simple truth is emergencies and disasters can strike any business, anytime, anywhere. Few people can think clearly and logically in a crisis, so it’s important to plan in advance and conduct practice drills. What […]

January 17, 2018 – Compliance Observer Alert – Judge Vacates EEOC Wellness Rules

January 17, 2018 Judge Vacates EEOC Wellness Rules In AARP v. EEOC, federal district court Judge John Bates concluded that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had failed to adequately justify its reasoning that incentives and penalties of up to 30 percent of the cost of an employee’s health insurance coverage does not render wellness […]

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 […]

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