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How to Build and Maintain a Safe Workplace (Part 2)

Work injuries in the U.S. resulted in 104 million lost workdays in 2017.  70 million of those were due to injuries incurred in 2017, and 34 million were due to injuries in prior years (The National Safety Council, injuryfacts.nsc.org). If that doesn’t motivate you to pay close attention to workplace safety and health, here’s another…

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How to Build and Maintain a Safe Workplace (Part I)

OSHA Workplace Safety Laws

All employers with one or more employees are obligated to comply with the standards, rules, and regulations issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA). Have you ever felt unsure of what specifically you’re responsible for when it comes to making sure your company is compliant? With so many federal, state, and…

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How to Manage Marijuana in the MI Workplace

“One of my employees appears to be under the influence of marijuana. The amount of work she completed every day has started a gradual decline.  Her coworkers tell me she smells like pot in the morning and after she comes back from her lunch break.  Between marijuana being a Schedule I drug and both medical…

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Are You Compliant with New MI Employment Laws?

Staying compliant with the myriad of employment laws is challenging but essential for all businesses.  The Michigan legislature made some end-of-the-year changes to a couple employment laws that employers should be aware of. This article will ensure you’re in-the-know on a recent change to the minimum wage law and a new paid sick leave law.…

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