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Four Keys to a Solid Safety Audit and Inspection Program

4 Keys to a Solid Safety Audit and Inspection Program When was the last time you took a long, honest look at your environment, health, and safety program? If it has been a while, or you can’t remember-or if you’ve...

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Medicare Part D Notices - To Medicare Eligible Participants

Distribution required prior to October 15th each calendar year and when a Medicare eligible participant joins the plan Companies that sponsor a prescription drug plan are required to distribute a form called the...

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FFCRA Changes to Meet Court Objections

The Department of Labor has issued new regulations governing the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) after the original set of rules was overturned by a federal judge. The new...

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School Zone and School Bus Safety

School ZonesBe Safe. Drive Smart. The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. TxDOT reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active, as well as to be aware of...

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SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, October 13th for the Next "Clear Up the Chaos- Power Hour"

Have questions about regulations that affect your business? You’re not alone. Join us for our FREE Question & Answer Session: "Clear Up the Chaos – Power Hour" to hear about the top regulatory issues and get your...

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Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Business

Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Business The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. A call for help to public...

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Sanford & Tatum Risk Management Hosts Virtual Seminar About Employer Communication

Sanford & Tatum Hosts Virtual Seminar About Employer Communication September 3, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Online Webinar Sanford & Tatum is hosting a virtual seminar on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 10:...

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A Guide to Employee Temperature Checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave employers the green light to take employees' temperatures to try and ward off the spread of the coronavirus in guidance from earlier this year. But will taking...

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OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course: October 15-16, 2020

Sanford & Tatum is excited to offer this OSHA 10 Hour Course the afternoon of Thursday, October 15th, and the morning of Friday, October 16th. Due to COVID-19, space will be very limited. Please sign up today by...

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Clear up the Chaos - Power Hour

Have questions about regulations that affect your business? You’re not alone. Tune in to Clear Up the Chaos – Power Hour to hear about the top regulatory issues and get your questions answered. Join business leaders...

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Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles

Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” motorcycle safety and public awareness campaign urges motorists to look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections,...

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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) update July 2020

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) update July 2020 The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health...

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Vaccination requirements could pit safety concerns vs. ADA, Title VII

Workplace safety rules may clash with federal protections for individual rights if employees resist potential employer efforts to require them to take a prospective COVID-19 vaccine, but safety considerations will...

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U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Frequently Asked Questions and Answers To Help Keep Workers Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEWS RELEASEU.S. Department of Labor | July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published frequently asked questions and answers to help...

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Guidance for Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the Workplace

If an employee has symptoms when they arrive at work or become sick during the day, they should immediately be separated from other employees, customers, and visitors and sent home. Employees who develop symptoms...

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What are they key differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks and respirators? Cloth face coverings: May be commercially produced or improvised (i.e., homemade) garments, scarves, bandanas, or items made...

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Wildfire Danger Information

Wildfire Danger Information The Texas Panhandle and South Plains have seen several red flag warnings this season. We have seen how quickly fires can spread out of control and cause significant property damage and...

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Social Engineering & Ways to Mitigate Susceptibility

Social engineering: two words that are increasingly being talked about in normal, day-to-day conversation. If you are like me, when you first heard the term, you likely thought of something different than what this...

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FMCSA Revises Hours of Service (HOS)

FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Agency: (1) expands the short-haul exception to 150 air-...

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HSA Limits Increase for 2021


Did you know there are 11 new translations of OSHA's poster to help prevent workplace coronavirus exposure?


Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work

Source: OSHA

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Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2020 Source: OSHA

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Form I-9 Announcement and M-274 Employer Manual

Today notice came out from the USCIS (see below email) giving all employers guidance on what to do during COVID-19 should a new hire present you with an expired List B document for I-9 form purposes. There are...

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Dentistry Workers and Employers - Steps to Stay Safe

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/dentistry.html Dentistry Workers and Employers - Steps to Stay Safe - Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Dentistry Workers and Employers This section provides guidance for dentistry...

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Heat Illness Prevention

Heat_Illness_Prevention-May_2020_Safety_Handout-PDF.pdfAs the temperature soars, we want you to use precaution to avoid heat illness.Heat-Related Illnesses and First Aid Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in...

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Return to Work Resource Guide


DOL Ends Temporary Non-Enforcement of Paid Leave Protections

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20200420 News Release U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ENDS TEMPORARY NON-ENFORCEMENT OF PAID LEAVE PROTECTIONS TO HELP AMERICAN WORKERS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - WASHINGTON, DC –...

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DOL Issues Alert to Help Keep Construction Workers Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES ALERT TO HELP KEEP CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SAFE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has...

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Cyber Liability - Coronavirus and Remote Work Cyber Risks

Cyber Risks Given the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, countless employees across a variety of industries are working remotely. While this allows businesses to remain...

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Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Furloughed Drivers

Pre-Employment Drug Testing What does a company do in the event they have to lay drivers off because business has slowed down due to COVID19? Does the driver have to take another Pre-Employment test? If a driver is...

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Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown: Things to consider as we look to the future


Important Payroll Record Information from one of our Valued Insurance Partners


DOL Regulations for Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update

DOL Regulations for Families First Coronavirus Response Act The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA created new employer...

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION DURING N95 SHORTAGE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20200403-0The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of...

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CARES Act - Small Business Loan Overview

In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other...

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COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of...

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Department of Labor - Families First Coronavirus Response Act Posters


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questionsFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers - As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 What is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act...

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IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credits for Coronavirus Paid Leave


Coronavirus Paid Leave Bill Signed into Law


Maintaining Mental Well-Being During a Quarantine


COVID-19 vs Influenza


Coronavirus Facts and Information


Eye Safety

More than 2,000 eye injuries occur on the job site every day and about one in 10 of them require missed workdays to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or...

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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus For Your Business

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of infection from the coronavirus is currently low, even for most workers. However, as an employer you may face questions and concerns,...

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Avoiding Driving Distractions - Myth versus Reality

In 2018, there were 3,567 deaths on Texas roadways1. Among the leading causes were distracted driving, driving under the influence and speeding. Many of these incidents had more than one cause but driving while...

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Slip & Fall Prevention: Tips for Walking on Ice

Just one bad fall on ice can have long-term consequences. Pay attention to the weather and stay inside to avoid icy hazards when you can. When you do venture out, walking in winter requires special attention to avoid...

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