PRIME Reps, Angie Hickok and John Ieyoub attended the Gulf Coast Industrial Group Breakfast. Jim Rock from Lotte Chemical was the guest speaker and delivered an informative presentation on the I-10 Task Force.
Baton Rouge, La. – PRIME Occupational Medicine is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic alliance with International SOS, the world’s largest medical and security risk management company.
New Federal Custody & Control Forms must be used after June 30, 2018
Dear Clients:Please note that according to the Department of Transportation, “After June 30, 2018, you are required to use the newly revised Federal CCF.”
You know that older workers bring skills, experience, and a respect for the rules to the workplace. But what about the driving? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), “older drivers are more likely than their younger counterparts to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seatbelt and complying with speed limits.” However, NIOSH says those 55 and above are twice as likely to die in a work-related crash than other workers.
An inclement weather policy has two dimensions: The first and most important is employee safety; the second is pay.
“Employers should give serious thought to allowing employees to stay home on days when there is a significantly elevated risk of a traffic accident, as no employer wants to see an injury or fatality occur because an employee felt obligated to come to work even though the roads were not safe,” noted Paul DeCamp, an attorney with Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C., and former administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
It is important for employers to know the wind chill temperature so that they can gauge workers’ exposure risk better and plan how to safely do the work. It is also important to monitor workers’ physical condition during tasks, especially new workers who may not be used to working in the cold, or workers returning after spending some time away from work.
If your workers are engaged in safety-sensitive duties, know if they are using prescription medications.
The issue of privacy has become a matter of paramount importance in modern life, particularly with regards to medical issues.
Health care professionals and their assistants are constrained from revealing a person’s medical history and treatment without the express permission of their patients. However, in the workplace, liability can attach to an employer if an employee causes an accident, and the issue of liability can be exacerbated if the employee was impaired by an undetected use or misuse of legal prescription drugs. It’s a good idea for employers in safety-sensitive industries to be proactively aware if their employees are using prescription medication that may physically and mentally impair them.