New Administration Former member of the Biden-Harris transition team Douglas L. Parker is the Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, Department of Labor He currently serves as chief of Californias Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), a position he has held since 2019. Prior to his appointment to Cal/OSHA, Parker was executive director of Worksafe, an Oakland, California-based legal services provider. Workplace safety enforcement will be more aggressive and robust under an OSHA governed by the Biden administration, and Parker will be tasked with overseeing those enforcement efforts. Employers should prepare for these more aggressive policies by ensuring that their safety and health programs are compliant with rules that are still in place and govern American workplaces. Employers should work to identify and eliminate workplace safety hazards. The new administration has made it clear they intend to double the number of OSHA investigators to
If so, Surety HRs Self-Insured Professional Employer Organization (PEO) may be able to reduce your EMR (Experience ModifierRate). Many industries require businesses to submit their EMR to bid on both private and public projects and contract renewals. If your EMR is too high, you may not even be able to bid on a specific project. This is predominant in construction, but also affects employers in manufacturing, logistics and several other industries. Typically any vendor on a federal site such as an Air Force Base will be required to submit their EMR as well.If your company has an EMR over 1.00 and its costing you jobs, lets talk! If you have concerns about your EMR, please email Brian Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a follow-up to our New Year safety advice from the last spotlight, there is already evidence that the new Administration is taking a more active role in Occupation Health and Safety. With new leadership at OSHA, there is already a new rule to update the Hazard Communication Standard, as well as updates to COVID-19 guidance for workplaces. We are encouraging all of our clients to review their OSHA Compliance, which should include all your written programs, sub-elements under those programs, and facility. When is the last time you updated your written Health and Safety programs? When was the last time you checked that all training is up to date and documented? When was the last time you completed all the requirements for LO/TO, Forklift, HazCom? When is the last time you completed a safety walk-through of your facility, with corrective action taken? Spooners Safety professionals are available to conduct these program reviews for you, including facility compliance via Mock OSHA inspections.