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Oct 21 2015
Safety and Health  

Washington Employers: Safety & health poster has been updated

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is mailing an updated version of its mandatory safety and health poster to employers.

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Oct 15 2015
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California Employers: More 2015 bills signed

Governor Jerry Brown has signed more bills from the 2015 California legislative session that affect employers, some of which are extremely significant.

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Sep 28 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

5 Reasons to Offer Early Return-to-Work to Injured Employees

Have you wondered if you should offer early return-to-work options to employees injured on the job? At Vigilant, we answer this question with an enthusiastic YES!

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Sep 24 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: L&I proposes 2016 workers’ comp rate increase

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has just announced a proposed 2% average base rate increase for 2016 workers’ compensation coverage.

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Jul 23 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Seattle employer fined $215,250 after employee injured by rotating shaft

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 after one of its Seattle employees was injured by a rotating shaft while working in a confined space.

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Jul 01 2015
Safety and Health  

WASHINGTON: Injury reporting rules revised July 1, 2015

Employers in Washington must comply with new requirements for reporting serious injuries beginning July 1, 2015.

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Jun 26 2015
Safety and Health

Train employees to use caution when coming to the aid of coworkers

A tragedy at a DuPont facility in Texas highlights the importance of training employees on when and how to come to the aid of coworkers, and the need to create safety procedures for known hazards before they become a life-threatening problem.

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Jun 23 2015
Safety and Health  

OSHA interpretation letters clarify recording and reporting rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a number of interpretation letters clarifying the updated recordkeeping and reporting rules that went into effect on January 1, 2015.

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Jan 09 2015
Safety and Health  

Revised OSHA reporting in effect; remember to display OSHA-300A summary Feb-April

As we previously reported, January 1, 2015, is the effective date for new rules requiring OSHA-covered employers to notify the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of an eye within 24 hours of learning of a work-related injury.

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Nov 06 2014
Safety and Health

VLA Safety is in high demand! We’re now offering a session on 12/4/14 - Reserve one of the few seats

Due to member demand, we are offering a December VLA Safety session beginning on 12/4/2014.

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