Is there a clear way out of your building in case of an emergency? Do you know where all the exits are in case your first choice is blocked or too crowded?
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a national memorandum on exit routes, directing inspectors to carefully examine whether employers have provided and maintained an adequate means of exit from work areas, the agency announced on June 17, 2013.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employers establish a heat-related-illness prevention program that includes advising workers to drink plenty of water and acclimatize to weather conditions and providing them with schedules that alternate between work and rest breaks.
With hurricane season officially starting June 1, 2013, now is the time to make important decisions to help keep your family, business and property safe.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic hurricane season outlook, there is a 70 percent chance of 13 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 of which could become hurricanes and three to six potential major hurricanes. This forecast exceeds the seasonal average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
According to HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 78% of respondents overall conduct drug testing on some portion of their workforce.
This number jumps dramatically in the transportation industry (98%), which has additional regulatory requirements.