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Combustible Dust Safety

Combustible dust is a safety concern for manufacturers around the world. Safety violations led to an explosion at a Chinese aluminum wheel factory on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The factory did no properly store dangerous goods, did not have appropriate ventilation to remove volatile dust, and had substandard electrical systems according to the Chinese government.

Do you think there might be a potential hazard at your business but aren't quite sure what to do about it? Please contact Rick Artino, CSP at Spooner Inc. today at (440) 249-55694 or rartino@spoonerinc.com.

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The Importance of Proper Program Placement – Group Rating Vs. Group Retro Program

By Spooner Inc.
December 14, 2018 Category: Group Retro, Program Placement

Spooner Inc., has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In our video series, Jacqui and Joe talk about what Spooner Inc., does and how it all works! This video is all about our program placement and getting the best placement for customers. Watch or read the transcription below! What is Spooners Program Placement? Everything has to start with an AC3 form which is a temporary authorization, it allows us to give a company quote. Theres no obligation or cost to it, but once we have that were able to take a screenshot of a companys history and then see whats a good fit for them. There are two main programs that exist. The first is our group rating, this is an upfront discount. Its like youre safe drivers discount. Essentially, if you have not received any speeding tickets in a while, well give you a little bit of a cheaper rate. What is the Group Retrospective Program? Group retro is when youve had a couple of

What should I expect from a Department of Labor Audit?

By Spooner Inc
August 06, 2018 Category: Department of Labor Audit

This post originally appeared on SuretyHR.com Like most things related to Human Resources, being proactive is always the best policy. Employers know that the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) can perform an audit at any time. Sometimes these audits are triggered by an employee complaint, but they can also occur in targeted low-wage industries such as agriculture, restaurants, garment manufacturing, guard services, day-care centers and hospitality to screen wage and hour violations. It is crucial for employers to understand the audit process so they can be prepared to handle the situation if it occurs. Below is a basic guide to help employers know what to expect in the event they are audited. Will I Have Advance Notice of an Audit? The DOL does not provide advance notice of an audit. If the DOL shows up to do one, employers may ask for time to gather their records. The amount of time granted to do so is at the discretion of the auditor. Can I Find out Why the Business Being Audited? Employers

OSHA Publishes New Final Rule on Injury Tracking and Data Submission

By Admin
October 23, 2016 Category: General

On May 11th, OSHA published a new rule on Injury Tracking and Data Submission, which will require the majority of workplaces to start submitting their injury / illness data to OSHA on an annual basis. This site-specific data will then be published on the OSHA website by location. The following excerpt from the recent press release by OSHA explains the government thought process that went into creating this new rule. Since high injury rates are a sign of poor management, no employer wants to be seen publicly as operating a dangerous workplace, said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. Our new reporting requirements will nudge employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities. Access to injury data will also help OSHA better target our compliance assistance and enforcement resources at establishments where workers are at greatest

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