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Employers across Oregon are encouraged to use award programs, trainings, and other special events to promote workplace safety and health during Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) coordinates the one-day event, designed to raise awareness and promote the value of safety and health in preventing on-the-job injuries and illnesses.
The theme for this year’s Safety Break, “Team up for workplace safety,” encourages employees and management to work together on safety and health concerns. The result of this cooperation can lead to fewer injuries and reduced workers’ compensation costs for employers.
Companies planning to participate will be entered to win one of three $100 pizza luncheons when they sign up online before May 1. The prizes will be given to participating companies as part of a random drawing. The Oregon SHARP Alliance is sponsoring the contest.
Health Net, Michael's, Microsoft X-Box. You don't have to look far to find major corporations who have become the victims of data security breach.
No business ever knows when Oregon OSHA is coming to do an inspection. That’s because it’s against the law to give prior notice. Even though employers don’t know that the inspection is coming, there are a few things they can do to make the inspection process go smoother.
All Oregon OSHA compliance officers carry ID and will present it, along with a business card, when they begin an inspection. The compliance officer will collect basic information about the company, which may include how many workers are at the location and details about the type of work done. Next, the compliance officer will conduct a walk-through of the facility and look for hazards that could cause an injury or accident.
In cases of extreme danger, a work site or piece of equipment can be “red tagged”, which prohibits the employer from continuing to work with the equipment or at the location. But most commonly, a compliance offer will ask an employer to correct a hazard on the spot or set an abatement date. Serious violations carry a penalty of $300 and correcting the violation before the end of the visit can reduce the penalty by 30%.
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In business since 1960, we have grown to be one of the largest independently owned agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Our growth has been largely due to the right mix of leadership, support and education. We believe in educating our producers and support staff on a continuous basis in order to keep pace with the ever changing industry of insurance and finance. To that end, we have provided in house continuing education for licensed staff and we also support the pursuit of designations such as CIC and CISR.
We also believe that it is important to provide our employees with superior benefits including medical, dental, long term disability and life. We also offer a 401k package as well as excellent vacation benefits for qualifying employees.
Workplace discrimination claims are at an all-time high and small-business owners might feel vulnerable. With a difficult economy and new employment laws making charges and lawsuits more likely, every business owner should consider purchasing Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI).
EPLI is a form of liability insurance that provides protection for an employer against claims made by employees, former employees, or potential employees. It covers claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and other employment-related allegations.