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Why is hazard communication so important?

Your employees need to know about the chemicals they are working with or exposed to, hazards associated with each chemical and how to protect themselves. Although many employees work with potentially hazardous materials on a regular basis, they can maintain a safe working environment if they use chemicals as they were intended and follow necessary safety precautions. An effective hazard communication program is designed to teach everyone how to safely handle and work with the chemicals they encounter every day.

What employers need to know about opioid use and drug testing

Opioid use and abuse is becoming an increasing part of the national conversation — so much so that the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently changed its drug testing protocols to include several common opioids, which may impact how employers with DOT obligations administrate their drug testing programs. However, concerns about the impact of opioids in the workplace go well beyond DOT drivers, and many current non-DOT drug tests include screens for opioids. So what happens when someone tests positive? And should it matter whether they have a legitimate prescription for the opioid?

Conceal carry: As an employer, what’s your liability?

While employers and business owners want to carefully weigh any decision they make regarding allowing weapons in their place of business, to do so requires evaluating different possible scenarios and understanding what liability could fall on the organization first. A sign or policy may not stop an irrational gunman, but it may change your risk profile.
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