Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

RMSC Safety Sentinel- January 2017

Safety Sentinel – January, 2017 OSHA’s New Slip and Fall Rules Employers in nearly every industry now face new stringent federal rules governing slip and fall prevention that until recently applied only to the construction industry. Most of the new requirements go into effect on January 17, 2017; but bewilderingly, some of the requirements on […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter- January 2017

Back Problems are NO Fun! Year-in and year-out, one of the greatest contributors to employee injuries continues to be back sprain/strain− irrespective of the industry we look at. People who drive, load or unload vehicles are susceptible to this injury type just as much as those who are doing other forms of material handling. How […]

ACA Reporting Deadline Delayed

In mid-November, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70, which extends the deadline for furnishing forms under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2016 and extends good-faith transition relief from penalties related to 2016 Section 6055 and 6056 reporting. What Is Good-faith Transition Relief? In determining good faith, the IRS will take into account whether […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel- December 2016

Safety Sentinel – December 2016 Carbon Monoxide – Hazard Overview Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless odorless and tasteless gas that is toxic when inhaled into the lungs and acts as a chemical asphyxiate. Carbon Monoxide is virtually undetectable and can overcome workers without warning.  It is a common atmospheric hazard resulting from the incomplete […]

November 21, 2016- Compliance Observer Alert- Welcome Extension for Furnishing ACA Statements and Penalty Relief

Welcome Extension for Furnishing ACA Statements and Penalty Relief  The IRS has extended the deadline for furnishing individual statements under Sections 6055 and 6056 for 2016 and has also extended good-faith transition relief from penalties related to 2016 information reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056. Announced in NOTICE 2016-70, the IRS extended the due date […]

November 18, 2016- Compliance Observer Alert- The Future of the ACA and Employee Benefit Plan

November 18, 2016   The Future of the ACA and Employee Benefit Plans It’s been over a week since the election results came in and since then, you have likely been inundated with emails, seen many television interviews, and heard other news sources espousing predictions of what is on the horizon for employee benefit plans, […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter- November 2016

Winter Driving Refresher Winter is approaching and now is an opportune time for some refresher training concerning the hazards of driving in Winter.Time spent reviewing winter defensive driving tips will possibly help from becoming involved in a collision.  All drivers can benefit from being reminded of the hazards and exposures they will face this Winter. […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel- November 2016

Safety Sentinel – November 2016 Driven to Distraction – How to Prevent Distracted Driving Motor vehicle collisions account for nearly 25% of all fatal occupational injuries and are the leading cause of work-related deaths. On average, an injury-related motor-vehicle collision costs employers $175,000 per occurrence.  The National Safety Council estimates at least 24% of collisions […]

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