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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

Staffing Week Celebrates the Contributions of Staffing Firm Employees

By Barrow Group Staff / September 09, 2020
National Staffing Employee Week, which takes place Sept. 14–20 this year, celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing firms. Staffing firms across the nation will host special events honoring their greatest asset: their temporary and ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, Staffing-Week

Why do we celebrate labor day

By Barrow Group Staff / September 04, 2020
From the History Channel: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1...
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Topics: staffing, Labor-Day, Child-Labor, Industrial-Revolution

the 2021 open enrollment checklist is here

By Barrow Group Staff / September 02, 2020
2021 Open Enrollment Checklist To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2021. Employers should review their plan documents ...
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Topics: employee benefits, open enrollment, Open-Enrollment-Checklist-2021, ACA-Affordability-Standards, FSA-Contributions, HSA-Contribution-Limits

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