WA – New Rule for Temp Workers

Washington Expedited Rulemaking Adoption: Chapter 296-801 WAC Protecting Temporary WorkersEffective Date: October 7, 2022 The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a new chapter, protecting temporary workers by implementing the requirement of staffing agencies to assess the employer’s safety and health practices at the workplace in which the employee will be working. Staffing agencies…More

Worker Classification 101 – Employee or Independent Contractor

A business might pay an independent contractor and an employee for the same or similar work, but there are key legal differences between the two. It is critical for business owners to correctly determine whether the people providing services are employees or independent contractors. Here’s some information to help business owners avoid problems that can…More

Safety – Management Leadership

Management provides the leadership, vision, and resources needed to implement an effective safety and health program. Management leadership means that business owners, managers, and supervisors: Action Item 1: Communicate your commitment to a safety and health program A clear, written policy helps you communicate that safety and health is a primary organizational value –as important…More

Fatal Facts: Lumber Shifts – Falls on Worker

SUMMARY SummaryA 32-year-old construction worker was killed when a load of lumber, being lifted to the second story of a residence under construction, shifted and fell on him. Law enforcement officers investigating the scene reported that another worker was on the second floor, helping to guide the load into position and acting as a safety…More

5-Minute Safety Talk: Powered Industrial Trucks

Although an essential tool, the forklift is involved in many workplace injuries and accidents that cause property damage and machine downtime. These accidents are most often due to improper use. Basic Forklift Operating RulesSome basic safety rules include the following: Travel Safety RulesMost accidents happen while the truck is traveling. Safety rules when traveling include…More

Featured Member: Beck Cabinet Company, Inc.

Beck Cabinet Company, Inc. can be reached at:3427 Industrial Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815208.664.0892 http://beckcabinet.com/ TPM Member Since June 2000 Beck Cabinet Company, Inc., is an established commercial casework company that has survived through difficult times. The trust Beck Cabinet has built with its customer base has ensured repeat business and its preferred status. Beck…More

Frontline: Increasing Employee Retention

Career Path Planning Company leaders take considerable effort and expense to identify, interview, and hire great employees. With today’s small labor pool and constant turnover, retaining these new hires is critical to remaining operable. Employee retention should be a top priority for all companies. The costs associated with employee turnover can include downtime in production,…More

Counsel’s Corner: Companies are Eager & Fast to Hire

Disclaimer: This document and any discussions set forth herein are for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice, which has to be addressed to particular facts and circumstances involved in any given situation. Review or use of the document and any discussions does not create an attorney-client relationship with the author…More