The Dangers of Heat Stress – How Fans Improve Safety
Summer is here, which means businesses of all kinds will be turning to fans to keep workers cool and happy, because happy workers are productive workers. In fact, according to the Center for the Built Environment, temperature, air quality and noise are the three most important factors when considering productivity. However, lost productivity is not the only problem caused by heat – as the temperature increases, so does the likelihood of heat-related illness.
This white paper details the effects of heat stress in the workplace and strategies for combating this prevalent issue.
OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine Update
Multi-employer worksites have long complicated labor and employment law compliance. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) takes an aggressive approach to multi-employer worksites and finding alleged “joint-employers” liable for labor law violations. Because of new regulations, employers on multi-employer worksites face increased fines, costly abatement responsibilities, and potential criminal liability.
This document provides an explanation of OSHA’s enforcement initiatives, potential criminal prosecution and recommendations for your company.