The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule* to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces effective August 3, 2015.
Did you know workers memorial week is April 25 to May 2. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health released this document with stories of 7 workers whose lives were cut short in 2014. This group ranging in ages from 21 to 57 represent thousands more who could be alive today if their employer had followed proper safety protocols.
23 states have legalized medicinal marijuana, while 4 states legalizing recreational marijuana as well. We have been asked many questions regarding how these new laws will affect workplace drug testing policies and if it’s still possible to maintain an effective drug free workplace program.