Updates to OSHA’s HazCom Standard – Safety Data Sheets – NOW IS THE TIME!

OSHA HCS Safety Data Sheets 2017

With the first anniversary of the final stage of the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) approaching on June 1, it’s time to review requirements instituted under this revision – including updated Safety Data Sheets. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of the Labeling […]

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Food Recalls and Nanotechnology – Kevin McPoyle’s Article in The Insurance Journal

Food Recalls

In the June 20 issue of Insurance Journal Risks Ahead: Food Recalls and Nanotechnology KMRD Partners President Kevin McPoyle considers risks from food recalls and nanotechnology to food insureds. As noted by Kevin, “With litigation and recalls now commonplace, it is critical for food insureds to think through and plan for the “when” as opposed to […]

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Certificates of Insurance Act

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

On April 10, the Certificates of Insurance Act will take effect in New Jersey. The provisions of this act will apply to all certificates of insurance issued in connection with property, operations or risks located in New Jersey, regardless of where the policyholder, insurer, insurance producer or person requesting or requiring the issuance of a […]

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ACA Shared Responsibility Provision

If your firm sent an offer letter indicating a separate stipend to cover the cost of purchasing insurance, according to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) you could face a $100 a day fine per employee. Even if you don’t have over 50 full time employees, the government might still consider you an Applicable Large Employer […]

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From Gerry’s Desk – REMINDER – New Reporting Requirements from OSHA

In the past, employers were only required to report a work-related fatality or when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same occurrence. It has now changed. Employers are required not only to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours , but in addition, all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an […]

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From Gerry’s Desk – New Reporting Requirements from OSHA

There is a new reporting requirement from OSHA affecting all employers. In the past, employers were only required to report a work-related fatality or when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same occurrence. It has now changed. Employers are required not only to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours , but […]

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OSHA Hazard Communication Deadline Passes

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

  At our website www.oneminutefromnormal.com we ask visitors the question: What if an unscheduled event suddenly seizes control of your business? Are you ready? US chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors were required to train over 43 million workers on new label elements and the updated Safety Data Sheet format by December 1, 2013. Major changes […]

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The Construction Workplace Misclassification Act is Now a Law

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

Effective today, any construction company operating in Pennsylvania that does not follow the strict guidelines set out in the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act will be civilly liable, may face criminal prosecution, and may also be subject to stop work orders. If your construction company has not carefully reviewed its contracts and certificates of insurance in […]

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