Employee Safety

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is federal legislation that expands the protections for employees with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. The law requires employers to grant these workers reasonable accommodations unless the accommodations will cause undue hardship. Ultimately, this act allows the employee to keep doing their job while protecting their health.

Workplace Hygiene

Whether it’s personal or workplace hygiene, this topic can feel a little taboo. Read on to learn why hygiene in the workplace is so important and some tips to help you cover the topic with employees when it arises.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Don’t panic! In a post-COVID world, businesses have learned to be prepared for anything. Is your organization up to date and ready for the next emergency? Read on to learn more about an emergency action plan for your company!

Workplace Violence

Ensure the safety and wellbeing of your employees by not overlooking the critical issue of workplace violence. Navigate incidents, prevent violence and protect your organization with these invaluable insights.

Workplace Emergency Response Training

A workplace emergency can occur at any time. Can your team take steps to ensure theirs and others’ safety? Learn practical insights on how to implement workplace emergency response training here to gain peace of mind knowing your staff is prepared to handle emergencies in your workplace.

Random Drug Testing

What is random drug testing, and how can your company effectively manage it? Let's look at the pros, cons, and best practices of random drug testing.

Workplace Harassment

Harassment and discrimination are most often talked about from the standpoint of compliance and risk to the organization if the behavior exists. These issues are more than that—they are relational, interpersonal, and organizational cultural problems that require a deeper dive.

Asbestos Laws and Regulations

Asbestos has been heavily regulated since its adverse health effects have become known. Understanding its danger and the regulations can save your employees' health and your company from legal penalties.

Drug-free Workplace

Of course you want your employees and workplace to be drug-free, and your employee handbook should present your expectations and policies around drug use. But companies who contract with federal agencies are legally bound to comply with the Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988. Read on to learn how to do so.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

As a new HR professional you might see the word OSHA a lot in the news. You might hear myths about how OSHA will “shut down” businesses and cause headaches for HR. This article will help you learn about OSHA and dispel its myths, enable you to be compliant with OSHA standards and provide your employees with a safe, happy workplace.

Employee Safety

Employee safety: is it your job as an HR professional? Yes: safety is one of the most overlooked aspects of HR. In addition to keeping your employees healthy, workplace safety is heavily regulated, and non-compliance can end up getting you fined by the government.
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