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June 2019

Sharing information we think may interest you

REMINDER:  Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave 
Workplace posters and Employer Notices to Employees
due by June 30th, 2019!!
5 Things MA Employers Need to Know about MPFL TODAY:
  1. The regulations are NOT yet set!  Please follow the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) website for the most timely notifications.
  2. The tax status has NOT been settled.  IRS has yet to comment.
  3. Employee Benefits carriers cannot release any plans, solutions, etc. until the regs are set.
  4. The implementation may be delayed.  Still LOTS of unanswered questions.
  5. Despite the uncertainty, Employers should still observe these requirements and deadlines
Wait, what?
Payroll deductions begin July 1, 2019!!
Please contact your payroll provider to make sure you and they are ready!
Failure to comply with this and other employer regulations is a covered loss under most Management Liability Policies.  We all try to comply but, details get overlooked. Protect your assets from the cost of management errors.
Contact Us Today - for a Management Liability Quote
June is National Safety Month!!
What if you could train your commercial drivers for free?
The Mass DIA offers grants to companies, employer organizations and non-profits of any size operating within Massachusetts covered by Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Law.  


 
We found some great articles on safety to share with you:
Slips, Trips and Falls
Tip Sheet:  Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
Related Articles:
OSHA's Top 10 Most-cited Violations
Prevent Same-level Slips, Trips and Falls
Flooring Standards and Fall Prevention




Fatigue
Tip Sheet:  Fight Fatigue Risks
Related Articles:
Fatigue and Worker Safety
Shift Worker Health and Safety
NSC:  70% of Workers are Tired on the Job



Impairment
Tip Sheet:  Too Impaired to Work
Related articles:
Opioids and the Workforce
Clearing the Air on Marijuana
Opioids in the Workplace:  What Employers Need to Know
Working in High Heat Conditions
Many people are exposed to heat on the job, in both indoor and outdoor environments.  Every year, workers die and thousands more become ill while workign in extreme heat or humid conditions.  Read the full article about beating the heat.



Hazard Recognition
Hazards are everywhere.  What risks aren't you seeing? (National Safety Council)

Tip Sheet:  Learn to See Hazards
Related Articles:
The Hierarchy of Controls
Seeing Safety in a New Way
Recognizing Hidden Dangers:  25 Steps to a Safer Office 




Employee Training
How New Employee Onboarding Can Promote Safety (Infographic)
Help promote safety by incorporating these practices into your onboarding process (Travelers)

Fatigue
70 Million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder.  Do you?
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