Category Archives: Regulatory & Compliance Updates

RMSC Safety Sentinel- February 2017

Safety Sentinel – February 2017 Aerial Work Platform – Best Practices The typical boom-lift and scissor-lifts available for purchase or rent nowadays has two sets of controls. One set is installed in the work basket or platform, and are used by the operator during normal operations. However, there is a second set of controls installed […]

January 27, 2017- Compliance Observer Alert- President Trump’s ACA Executive Order

January 27, 2017 President Trump’s ACA Executive Order Last week, as promised during his campaign, President Trump officially took a first step toward unraveling the ACA (the “Act”). In his first act as President, Trump signed  an Executive Order broadly directing federal agencies with authority and responsibility under the Act to waive, defer, grant exemptions […]

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 […]

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