Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kudos to the Top Workplaces In America Winners!

Check out the Top Workplaces In America List.  There are admittedly numerous national and local lists of “Best Places to Work,” but for various reasons I find the Workforce Dynamics process to produce more accurate results than many other efforts.  … Continue reading

Posted in cultural changes, employer policies, management and leadership, wellness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You Required to record the Flu On OSHA 300 Logs?

Normally,… no. The general rule under 1910.5(b)(2)(viii) is: Not if the  illness is the common cold or flu (Note: contagious diseases such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, hepatitis A, or plague are considered work-related if the employee is infected at work). However,… … Continue reading

Posted in aging workforce, employer policies, government inspections, OSHA, workers comp | Tagged | Leave a comment

Worst Case Scenario – National Claims and a Painful Ergonomic Settlement

This is a sobering Blog.  There are legitimate workplace safety concerns involving ergonomic issues in many industries, but how would you like to be on the receiving end of the attacks described below?  Let’ discuss the most recent development in … Continue reading

Posted in aging workforce, concerted protected activity, cultural changes, employer policies, government inspections, hospitality, incentive plans, OSHA, retail, social media, union organizing, unions, wellness, workers comp | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1!

Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1! It always amazes me that such an admittedly dry subject creates so much interest. Today, we held the first of two Firm webinars today on the nuts and bolts … Continue reading

Posted in government inspections, incentive plans, OSHA, whistleblower/retaliation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Real Leaders Pass the Buck?

About 300 comments have been pasted on the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Linked in site response to this recent question. Check them out. While many are repetitive and simply restate what we already know, others offer sharp insight or provide … Continue reading

Posted in aging workforce, cultural changes, generational differences, management and leadership | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zero Injuries Is Not Proof Of Safety Excellance

I notice that one of the most popular subjects on which I blog is how to “lawfully” incentivize safety.  A number of my Blogs and articles have focused on OSHA’s vigorous attacks on Employer Safety Incentive Programs or on the … Continue reading

Posted in aging workforce, incentive plans, whistleblower/retaliation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

D.C. Court of Appeals Rules NLRB Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional

Wow. The Administration will appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, but if the Court upholds the Appeals Court, hundreds of NLRB decisions, some of them quite controversial, will be thrown out. I hope that we do not now hear a … Continue reading

Posted in concerted protected activity, discipline and discharge, employer policies, government inspections, NLRB, social media, union organizing, unions | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment