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New OSHA Reporting Requirements Take Effect Jan. 1, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements go into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

Temp Worker Safety Inspections Up 322 Percent
Safety and health inspections involving temporary workers increased 322 percent in fiscal year 2014, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Experts: Personal Data Not Secure on Health Insurance Exchanges
Hackers could gain access to the personal data of Americans who use the federal and state health insurance exchanges, according to two government reports and experts on electronic data security.

Screening Lapses by Small Businesses Invite Large Risk
Neglecting to verify candidates’ employment references and education credentials, failing to drug-test applicants, and using social media to check up on potential new hires are some of the most common screening oversights and missteps small businesses make.

Drivers’ 2013 Hours-of-Service Restart Rules Suspended
Certain provisions of the 2013 changes to hours-of-service regulations for commercial drivers will be suspended at least until Sept. 30, 2015.

Retailers: Protect Your Data this Holiday Season
Connie Stack of Digital Guardian discussed what specific threats to look out for this holiday season, what measures retailers and other businesses can take to plug the security gaps in their networks, and HR’s responsibility in developing a human firewall to protect the company from data theft.

OSHA’s ‘Continuing Obligation’ Recordkeeping Proposal Moves Forward
An advisory panel voted in favor of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration moving forward with proposed revisions to its recordkeeping regulations in an uncharacteristically divided vote.

OSHA Releases Regulatory Plans for 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its semiannual regulatory agenda, listing projected actions on 26 regulations and announcing its top priorities for 2015.

 

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