Category Archives: food processing

OFCCP $2.2 Settlement Worth Noting

Don’t let the OFCCP drop off of your list of concerns.  The sheer number of categories (female, Caucasian and Hispanic, black and Caucasian)  and inclusion of multiple locations in several states in the settlement below should raise concerns.  Follow the link … Continue reading

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OSHA Citations, Lost Production and Getting Lean

In our competitive environment, every manufacturer struggles to do more with less and to find capital for “non-production” areas, such as maintenance, safety, training, housekeeping and HR.  If done in a shortsighted fashion, the employer learns through painful experience the … Continue reading

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My Essential OSHA “Enforcement” Posts This Year.

These are the links I sent to F & P attorneys after recently conducting an in-house session on our workplace safety practice.  The focus of the links was not on building a safety culture, which is my favorite topic, or … Continue reading

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Great Safety Info from “Plant Engineering”

I enjoy articles THAT I discover in Plant Engineering because one of my (many) goals is to obtain more coordination between the safety, engineering, maintenance and purchasing functions.  Management of Change (MOC) affects far more than PSM, combustible dust and guarding and … Continue reading

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Combustible Dust Explosions and Compliance – Especially For Food Processors

  I have linked to an Interview by the good folks at Chem.Info.com, an excellent publication and provider, especially for food processors and related businesses.  We represented construction employers at the 2008 Port Wentworth Sugar Plant (Imperial Sugar) explosion and … Continue reading

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Wash Your $!&# Hands! Employers and the Flu

The CDC reports that the current flu season will be the worst one in recent years. On January 9, news outlets carried stories about the City of Boston declaring a state of public health emergency and of Chicago hospitals having … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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