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Terrorist Group Claims Responsibility for Attack on Staffing Agencys German Office

February 4, 2010
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The group says in a letter that the attack is a protest against temporary employment, which is called ‘modern slavery.’
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10 Ways to Find Dollars in Workers Comp Loss Run Reports

February 2, 2010
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By paying careful attention to loss run reports, employers give themselves a road map for finding and recapturing workers’ comp dollars.
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The Four Types of Training That Should Never Be Cut

January 6, 2010
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The recession has put employers under attack from employees and government enforcement agencies, making four kinds of training essential. This article describes why the four are vital, and offers return-on-investment arguments for each.
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OSHA Outlines H1N1 Flu Inspection Procedures

November 23, 2009
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According to OSHA, the directive closely follows guidance issued by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Legal Questions and Answers on the Swine Flu Pandemic

November 19, 2009
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In reviewing their HR policies, employers must consider how federal and state laws affect pandemic preparedness. These laws include the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and state workers’ compensation laws. Here are some frequently asked questions on general and legal aspects of the pandemic.
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Federal Study Points to Widespread Underreporting of Injuries on the Job

November 18, 2009
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The report says 67 percent of occupational health practitioners reported observing workers who feared losing their job or disciplinary action for reporting an injury; 46 percent said this fear led workers to underreport injuries.
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Workplace Shootings in Florida, Texas Again Put Focus on Violence on the Job

November 6, 2009
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The two shootings are the highest-profile incidents of workplace violence since a Yale University student’s strangled body was found in the university laboratory where she conducted research. A co-worker, Raymond J. Clark III, was later charged with the murder.
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Are You Prepared for OSHAs Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program

November 4, 2009
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The yearlong program will subject employers in certain industries to comprehensive injury and illness records reviews. The ramifications are likely to be more extensive, however, and all employers should take notice.
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TOOL Useful Documents for OSHA's Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program

November 4, 2009
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The agency began the yearlong program in September 2009, subjecting employers in certain industries to comprehensive injury and illness records reviews. Here are links to documents that can assist employers in preparing for these rigorous site visits.
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