Preparing for an osha inspection

By Barrow Group Staff / October 19, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency that monitors and enforces compliance with workplace safety laws. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) have the authority to inspect the ...
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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA-AUDIT, OSHA-CITATIONS, OSHA-INSPECTION, OSHA-REGULATIONS, Safety-Documentation

preventing workplace gossip during a crisis

By Barrow Group Staff / October 14, 2020
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Topics: #Job-Loss-Fear, Crisis-Gossip, #Workplace-Gossip, EmployeeGossip

IRS Delays 2020 ACA Reporting Furnishing Deadline

By Barrow Group Staff / October 09, 2020
IRS Notice 2020-76 delayed the deadline for furnishing 2020 statements to individuals under internal revenue code sections 6055 and 6056.  Watch the one-minute video. ...
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Topics: 1095-B, IRS-Delays-ACA-Reporting, 1095-C, Minimum-Essential-Coverage

osha clarifies covid-19 reporting requirements

By Barrow Group Staff / October 07, 2020
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Topics: OSHA, COVID-19, Worker's Comepensation, Reporting-Requirements-OSHA, OSHA-Fatalities, hospitalizations

October is national cybersecurity awareness month

By Barrow Group Staff / October 05, 2020
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Topics: cyber security, cyber-attacks, Cyber-Insurance, Cybersecurity

Safety Matters:  Sleep apnea awareness

By Barrow Group Staff / September 29, 2020
According to a recent study sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), nearly 30% of commercial truck drivers experience mild to severe sleep apnea. Despite how common this condition is in the trucking industry, it comes with serious safety ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, staffing industry, sleep-apna

cdc releases guidance on handling covid-19 policy disputes with customers

By Barrow Group Staff / September 22, 2020
The past few months have seen multiple instances of aggression and violence against workers who attempted to enforce their establishment’s COVID-19 prevention policies and practices with customers. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued ...
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Topics: workplace safety, human resources, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Aggressive-Customers

5 Strategies for reducing health benefits costs in 2021

By Barrow Group Staff / September 18, 2020
Health benefits costs are almost certainly going to rise in 2021. They’ve been trending upward for years—over 50% in the last decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation—and the current state of economic uncertainty over COVID-19 won’t slow things down. Realistically, ...
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Topics: health care, employee benefits, open enrollment, health-insurance-costs

fauci predicts there could be a safe and effective covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year

By Barrow Group Staff / September 16, 2020
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Topics: COVID-19, Covid-19-Vaccine, Vaccine

promote awareness of safety standards to prevent falls in construction

By Barrow Group Staff / September 14, 2020
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Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, Staffing-Week, staffing industry, Falls-In-Construction, National-Safety-Week

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