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Security Clearance Reforms Aim for Improved Access, Continuous Evaluation
Seven months after 12 people were gunned down by a troubled government contractor at the Washington Navy Yard, an interagency review panel chaired by the White House Office of Management and Budget announced a series of recommendations designed to improve the federal security clearance process.

OSHA Issues Final Rule Addressing Electric Power Work
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published final regulations amending its standards for working around electric power generation, transmission and distribution.

Want Less Stress? Try These 6 Tips
Each of the following tools for realistic stress management will help you with the personal and professional stressors you face during your career.

Canadian Criminal Liability Law Marks 10 Years
A decade has passed since Canada enacted a law that makes corporate executives, directors and managers criminally accountable for workplace injuries and fatalities, but statistics show that Canada is not a safer place to work, compared with 2004.

Union Reps Arrived with OSHA at Safety Inspections
The content of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2013 letter of interpretation clarifying that union representatives may accompany federal safety inspectors on nonunion worksite inspections is more than just academic.

Working Safely with Lead
Lead is one of the most common overexposure hazards and a leading cause of workplace illness, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which has made reducing lead exposure a high priority.

Renovation Work Leads to Fines for Lead Exposure, Fall Hazards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined two companies restoring a historic building in Lima, Ohio, for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead and serious fall hazards.

Science, Feasibility of OSHA’s Silica Proposal Debated
Industry stakeholders, worker advocates and public health experts are delivering testimony and cross-examining one another on proposed changes to the rules governing workplace exposure to crystalline silica.

Construction Employers Asked to Take a Stand on Falls
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking construction industry employers to participate in a national safety stand-down June 2-6, 2014, to raise awareness about the hazards of falling from heights.

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OSHA 300A Forms Due Feb. 1
All employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness Log, must post Form 300A, the annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, in a workplace common area by Feb. 1, 2014.

OSHA Publishes Plans for 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s portion of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fall 2013 Regulatory Agenda revealed several dates in 2014 that employers should take notice of.

OSHA Serious About Blocked Exit Routes
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that two companies in the New York City area have been cited and fined for safety violations involving blocked emergency-exit routes, among other workplace hazards.


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Focus on HR
The latest episode of Focus on HR is now online!

In this episode:
NIC Counselor Mat Burrows speaks with host Kathleen Koch about what global trends employers should be aware of that will impact the future of work over the next 10 – 15 years.

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Employee Drug Screening: What You Need To Know
Speaker: Dr. Murray Lappe, Chief Innovation Officer, Alere Technologies
Learn what you need to know about workplace drug screening, the elements of a successful program and how to ensure it reduces, rather than increases, your company's liability.
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Business Continuity and HIPAA
This practical guide examines the typical business continuity planning model and highlights how the special requirements of HIPAA have shifted the emphasis.

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