Monday, May 4, 2009

Intervene with Your Newsletter

Did you hear that the Obama administration is stoking the furnace at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the goal of going after businesses and industries that are continuing to ignore safety rules in the workplace? Oh, yeah, it's coming. Now, you and I both know that employees who violate safety rules cause accidents. But OSHA looks at reportable accidents and targets businesses for "corrective action" when they become aware of the numbers. Businesses get blamed, not individual employees. If you are not using your newsletter to educate and pound home the need to be safety conscious and follow safety rules, get going. The most frequently injured workers on the job in the USA are Hispanic workers. A big political payback is in the works and the legislation coming your way may be the Protecting Americ's Workers Act. This bill even includes new felony categories. Learn more by contacting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Appreciate your employee work-life-productivity newsletter. It is one of the cheapest forms of prevention you've ever taken for granted.

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