Embracing and developing an integral safety culture can greatly reduce the incident rate and severity of accidents in the workplace, while increasing employee morale and productivity. In workplaces with a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety and goes beyond the “call of duty” to identify unsafe conditions and behaviors — and to intervene to correct them.
You can have an effective safety culture when an organization's top leadership actively supports the safety program. We help uncover and understand your risk exposures, while working with you to determine the most effective means of eliminating or reducing those risks.
A safer workplace can also bring you into compliance with OSHA’s requirements and increase the likelihood of a penalty-free audit. OSHA has been increasing the number of inspections, as well as the size of the fines they assess. We’ll help you make sure your prepared for an audit and pass inspection.
Our safety specialists have degrees in safety management, risk control and engineering, with real-world industry experience. They have worked with hundreds of employers across all industries to build the critical intellectual capital necessary to answer your questions, and provide solutions that actually work. Through in-person interactions or our safety hotline, our team is ready to help you:
Paid time off (PTO) is one of the employee benefits that employees value most. The pandemic, however, upset many employees’ PTO plans due to travel restrictions and the cancellation of trips and family gatherings. It has also raised numerous questions among employers around the issues of unused PTO, PTO donation, PTO use during furloughs, and unlimited PTO programs. This article provides some thoughts on these issues as well as the compliance traps employers will want to watch out for.
At USI, we’re dedicated to helping you stay abreast of fast-changing legislative and regulatory developments and guidance related to health and welfare plans that could impact your business. USI's national Employee Benefits Compliance team shares the Compliance Updates that have occurred over the past quarter.
It’s that time of year again when employers subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule are required to post a signed copy of their Form 300A in a location accessible to employees by February 1. Despite this annual obligation, many employers continue to make common recordkeeping mistakes, some of which potentially affect OSHA compliance. With the deadline looming, we’re reviewing Form 300A and related aspects of the recordkeeping rule to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes.
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