The Heat Is On:  OSHA Has Targeted Temporary Employment Agencies as an industry to watch!

By Barrow Group Staff / May 18, 2023
The summer months are approaching and along with them comes hot weather.  OSHA has targeted temporary staffing agencies as an industry to keep an eye on.  ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, OSHA, Protecting Temporary Workers, temporary workers, Heat Illness, Heat Illness Fatalities

osha citation case study: Dec, 2022

By Barrow Group Staff / March 24, 2023
Construction Contractor Cited for $250,000 in Deadly Trench Collapse...
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Topics: OSHA, Trenching Safety, staffing agency responsibilities, Safety Matters, osha citatations, trench collapse

OSHA Issues new penalty enforcement guidance

By Barrow Group Staff / February 08, 2023
On Jan. 26, 2023, OSHA announced it issued new enforcement guidance making its penalties more effective to stop employers from repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening hazards or failing to comply with workplace safety and health requirements. The new enforcement guidance ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, PEO, OSHA, OSHA-Violations, osha penalty

OSHA Announces Enforcement Effort for High-hazard Health Care Facilities

By Barrow Group Staff / March 14, 2022
On March 7, 2022, OSHA announced an enforcement memorandum for a short-term increase in highly focused inspections directed at hospitals and skilled nursing care facilities that treat COVID-19 patients....
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Topics: OSHA, OSHA-INSPECTION, #Hospital, Skilled Nursing Care

Who is responsible for safety training?

By Barrow Group Staff / January 10, 2022
From OSHA's perspective, who is responsible for safety training?  Is it the staffing agency or the host employer?  ...
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Topics: OSHA, OSHA Safety Training


By Barrow Group Staff / December 08, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published on their website on Nov. 16, 2021, that the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) is being put on hold due to pending litigation....
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Topics: OSHA, Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate


By Barrow Group Staff / October 26, 2021
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Topics: temporary staffing, OSHA, safe workplace, legal responsibility

Small Business Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

By Barrow Group Staff / September 09, 2021
OSHA does require that every forklift operator be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck in the workplace...
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Topics: workers compensation, OSHA, Forklift Training, Hazard Training

osha's safe and sound week runs august 9--15th

By Barrow Group Staff / August 11, 2021
Each year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job. Additionally, more than 3.6 million employees are seriously injured each year while at work. Because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a nationwide event each August called Safe and ...
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Topics: staffing, workplace safety, OSHA

the direct and indirect costs of workers compensation claims explained

By Barrow Group Staff / June 14, 2021
Workers’ compensation claims have a variety of different costs associated with them. Some of these costs are expected costs, while others are unexpected. Here’s the difference between these terms:...
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Topics: OSHA, Worker's Comepensation, workers-compensation-claims, direct-workers-compensation-costs

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