OSHA Issues Memorandum on Employer Incentive Programs (TRN Safety Alert)

From Cliff Gerbick, ASP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a public memorandum outlining potential violations based on employer safety incentive and disincentive policies and practices.

Meant for internal staff, the memo outlines example safety incentive and disincentive programs and how they can potentially violated Section 11(c) of the OSH Act. Section 11(c) prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because the employee reports an injury or illness.

The memo is intended to give compliance officers (AKA OSHA Inspectors) and whistleblower investigative staff guidance regarding the different types of incentive programs used in the workplace, and how they can potentially discourage employees from reporting injuries.

The full memo, including four different scenarios can be found by (Clicking Here!)

Cliff Gerbick is the Director of Safety for The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. To contact Cliff, email cgerbick@trnstaffing.com.

“OSHA Target List” Released (TRN Safety Alert)

From Cliff Gerbick, ASP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its annual list of employers with the highest occupational injury and illness rates, commonly know as the “OSHA Target List”. This year, OSHA has identified approximately 14,900 workplaces with higher than average incident rates. The employers are those whose establishments are covered by Federal OSHA and reported the highest “Days Away from work, Restricted work or job Transfer injury and illness” (DART) rate to OSHA in a survey of 2010 injury and illness data. For every 100 full-time workers, the 14,900 employers had 2.0 or more injuries or illnesses which resulted in days away from work, restricted work or job transfer. The national average is 1.8.

All employers identified were sent a letter that encourages employers to consider hiring an outside safety and health consultant, talking with their insurance carrier, or contacting the workers’ compensation agency in their state for advice.

A template of the letter sent to notify employers and the entire list of 14,900 employers can be found at the following link: (Click Here for OSHA Letter)

Cliff Gerbick is the Director of Safety for The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. To contact Cliff, email cgerbick@trnstaffing.com.

The Reserves Network to Host Recruiting Event in Lakewood, OH (April 16)

The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” for the office, industrial, professional and technical markets, will be hosting a Recruiting Event at our Cleveland office location on Monday, April 16.

The Recruiting Event will take place from Noon – 4 p.m. at The Reserves Network’s Cleveland office located at 13609 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio.

We are currently seeking applicants for Inspectors, Production, Assembly, Rackers and General Labor Associates. Pay is $8-8.25/hour, based on position and shift. All shifts available; 12-hour shifts and Saturdays are required. Candidates must pass a background and drug test, and possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous experience is a plus!

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume and at least two forms of ID.

For more information contact our Cleveland office at (216) 227-3600 or email cleveland@TRNstaffing.com

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=13609+Detroit+Ave,+Lakewood,+OH+44107&aq=0&oq=13&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.696917,95.097656&t=h&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=13609+Detroit+Ave,+Lakewood,+Cuyahoga,+Ohio+44107&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=425&h=350]
Click here to visit the Online TRN Job Board! (Apply Online | Browse Jobs | Upload Resume)

About The Reserves Network

The Reserves Network is a regional staffing service for the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Fairview Park, Ohio, the provider of ‘Total Staffing Solutions’ has won multiple honors for outstanding sales growth and management excellence. System-wide, the company expects to place nearly 20,000 employees annually at its more than 30 office locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin. This includes temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire placements. For more information on The Reserves Network visit www.TRNstaffing.com or follow TRNstaffing on twitter!

For additional information on this news release, and all other media inquiries on The Reserves Network or its affiliates, please contact the Communications Department at comm@trnstaffing.com.