OSHA Updates Recordkeeping Requirements (TRN Update)

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made significant changes to employers’ requirements for reporting injuries to the agency.  On September 11, 2014, OSHA announced there would be added circumstances under which employers must contact OSHA and report certain occupational incidents.  Prior to the update, employers needed to contact OSHA within eight (8) hours in the event of a death or three (3) or more employees being hospitalized due to an occupational incident.

Besides the existing requirement of reporting a fatality within eight (8) hours, the new requirements require employers to contact OSHA within 24 hours in the event any employee(s) is hospitalized due to occupational incident, an employee has any part of their body amputated or if an employee loses an eye(s).

The new rules are effective January 1, 2015.  In addition the reporting rules update, OSHA also updated its list of exempted industries. These industries are exempt from regular OSHA recordkeeping requirements but still must comply with the above requirements and any other requests by OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

For more information and the full OSHA Press Release, please visit: (www.OSHA.gov)

Cliff Gerbick TRN Staffing SafetyCliff 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. Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

NE Ohio Job Fairs! (Tuesdays, 9/2 thru 11/18, 9:30am-12:30pm)

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The Reserves Network places job seekers in positions for the OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL, PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL markets! We want to help YOU find that next GREAT JOB!

Our team will be available for all Northeast Ohio area job seekers at the Burton Public Library, every Tuesday beginning September 2nd through November 18th! The recruiting events will take place from 9:30AM – 12:30PM. Join us Tuesdays! The library is located at 14588 West Park Street, Burton, OH 44021.

TRN staff members will be on hand to offer advice, discuss opportunities, as well as accept resumes and applications!

WHEN? Every Tuesday, from Sept. 2nd thru Nov. 18th (9:30AM – 12:30PM)

LOCATION: 14588 West Park Street, Burton, OH 44021

CURRENTLY SEEKING:

Start working this week! Great wages, attendance bonus with some positions; others starting at $9.68 and up.

*The event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Job seekers are asked to bring at least two forms of ID. Pre-screening may be required.

Questions? Contact:

THE RESERVES NETWORK’S GENEVA, OH OFFICE

768 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041

(440) 998-3605 / geneva@TRNstaffing.com / Twitter: @GenevaOhioJobs

*Apply Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

Cleveland Area Career Fair! (April 15, 9am-1pm)

The Reserves Network places job seekers in positions for the OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL, PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL markets! We want to help YOU find that next GREAT JOB!

Our team will be available for all Cleveland area job seekers at TRN’s “Cleveland Career Fair” on Tuesday, April 15th! The recruiting event will take place from 9:00AM – 1:00PM at our Lakewood, OH office location: 13609 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44126.

TRN staff members will be on hand to offer advice, discuss opportunities, as well as accept resumes and applications!

WHEN? Tuesday, April 15th (9:00AM – 1:00PM)

LOCATION: 13609 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44126

CURRENTLY SEEKING:

*The event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume and at least two forms of ID. Come in prepared to take a measurement test & interview.

Questions? Contact:

THE RESERVES NETWORK’S LAKEWOOD/CLEVELAND OFFICE

13609 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44126

(216) 227-3600 / cleveland@TRNstaffing.com / Twitter: @ClevelandWorks

*Apply Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

Indianapolis Area Career Fair! (April 2, 10am-3pm)

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The Reserves Network places job seekers in positions for the OFFICE, INDUSTRIAL, PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL markets! We want to help YOU find that next GREAT JOB!

Our team will be available for all Indianapolis area job seekers at the “Job News Career Fair” on Wednesday, April 2nd! The recruiting event will take place from 10:00AM – 3:00PM at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, located at 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205.

TRN staff members will be on hand to offer advice, discuss opportunities, as well as accept resumes and applications!

WHEN? Wednesday, April 2nd (10:00AM – 3:00PM)

LOCATION: 1202 E. 38th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205

CURRENTLY SEEKING:

  • Clerical & Administrative
  • General Labor
  • General Office positions
  • Light Industrial
  • Pickers / Packers
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Skilled Trades
  • Warehouse
  • Locations throughout the Marion County and surrounding areas…

*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.

Questions? Contact:

THE RESERVES NETWORK’S INDIANAPOLIS OFFICE

855-5 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214

(317) 241-0850(317) 241-0850 / indy@TRNstaffing.com / Twitter: @IndyJobSeekers

*Apply Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

OSHA Extends Comment Period of Proposed Recordkeeping Changes (TRN Update)

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the open comment period for the proposed changes to the current Recordkeeping Standard, 29 CFR 1904.  The extension was in response to a request from the National Association of Home Builders.

Under current regulations, most employers are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log.  While employers must maintain the log, they are not required to submit information from the log to OSHA or any other agency at years end unless specifically directed to by OSHA or another government agency, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The proposed rule will require employees to electronically submit OSHA 300 data to OSHA on an annual basis. The period to comment on this proposed rule change has been extended until March 8, 2014.

Interested parties can submit their comments via mail, FAX or electronically through the following link: (www.regulations.gov)

For more information, please visit: (www.OSHA.gov)

Cliff Gerbick TRN Staffing SafetyCliff 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. Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

OSHA Releases Resources to Protect Workers from Chemical Hazards (TRN Update)

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released two online resources to help workers understand and identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

While OSHA has identified many dangerous chemicals that are present in workplaces, it concedes that their “…exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace.”

In order to help eliminate the knowledge gap, OSHA’s first resource is designed to help employers replace harmful chemicals with less harmful substances.  The toolkit, as OSHA describes it, “…walks employers and workers step-by-step through information, methods, tools and guidance to either eliminate hazardous chemicals or make informed substitution decisions in the workplace by finding a safer chemical, material, product or process.”

The second resource allows employers and workers to compare current OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL’s) to other consensus exposure limits. This has been provided so employers and workers will voluntarily adopt the newer, more effective exposure limits.  Since many PEL’s were adopted over 30 years ago, it is imperative for employers to determine what levels are best practices to ensure they are protecting their employees.

For the full OSHA Press Release and links to the two online resources, please visit: (LINK: OSHA.gov)

Cliff Gerbick TRN Staffing SafetyCliff 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. Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

MyWorkster “Recruit Cleveland”: Alumni Career Expo (Thurs., May 23)

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The Reserves Network, TRN Technical, The Professional Search Group & TRN Financial Group, want to help YOU open doors towards career success! We will be available at the Veale Center for “Recruit Cleveland”, courtesy of MyWorkster, on Thursday, May 23rd! The event supports alumni from Case Western Reserve University (Host), John Carroll University, Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, Wright State University, Mount Union University, University of Dayton, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace University, Walsh University and La Salle University.

Our staff members will be on hand to offer advice, discuss opportunities, as well as accept resumes and applications! Both entry level and experienced candidates needed!

WHEN? Thursday, May 23rd (11:00AM – 3:00PM)

LOCATION: 2138 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, 44106

CURRENTLY SEEKING:

  • Accountants
  • Clerical & Administrative
  • Designers
  • Drafters
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineers
  • Financial Analysts
  • General Labor
  • General Office Positions
  • Human Resources Positions
  • Light Industrial
  • Machinists
  • Pickers / Packers
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Skilled Trades
  • Tax Analysts
  • Warehouse

Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume.

Questions? Contact:

THE RESERVES NETWORK

TRN TECHNICAL

TRN FINANCIAL GROUP

PROFESSIONAL SEARCH GROUP

*Apply Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

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OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard – One Year Later (TRN Update)

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

It has been approximately one year since the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) to align it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  Now that employers have had an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the changes they should be well prepared for the upcoming requirements that are going into effect in 2013.

By December 1, 2013, all employers must train all of their employees on the new requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200.  The main items in which employees must be trained are the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format and the pictograms that OSHA will be utilizing to identify hazards.  Additional items are required further down the line but December 1, 2013 is the first in a series of deadlines that both manufacturers and employers must meet to be in compliance with the new standard.

For further reading on 29 CFR 1910.1200 and GHS, please visit: (LINK: osha.gov)

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.

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

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U.S. Veterans Employment Fair (Monday, May 20th)

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Join The Reserves Network (TRN) this Monday, May 20th at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Administration Building in Cleveland, OH for the “Veteran’s Employment Stand Down”…

The purpose of this event is to provide employment resources to veterans, with a focus on obtaining and maintaining employment. Representatives from various government and community agencies will be available to assist with referrals to other services. TRN staff will be on hand to offer advice, discuss opportunities, as well as accept resumes and applications. We have offices located throughout Northeast Ohio to best meet your employment needs!

WHEN? Monday, May 20th (10:00AM – 2:00PM)

LOCATION: Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Administration Building (10701 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106)

This event was made possible by a partnership between The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, The Office of Veterans Affairs and Volunteers of America.

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF OUR COURAGEOUS VETERANS, THE EVENT OFFERS:

  • Job Opportunities
  • Advice & Planning
  • Employment Connections
  • Legal Services
  • Health Screenings
  • Community Resources
  • Benefits Information

The Reserves Network wants to help YOU find that next great job! Opportunities available in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets.

QUESTIONS? Contact The Reserves Network at (216) 475-7700 or NEohioJobs@TRNstaffing.com

The Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Administration Building can be reached at (216) 791-3800

*Apply Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

*Job Seekers! Join us on these Networks for Interview & Career Tips, Job Alerts, Job Fairs, Videos & more…

OSHA Launches Initiative to Protect Temporary Workers (TRN Update)

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

Each year towards the end of April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a remembrance ceremony for Workers Memorial Day.  During this time, OSHA remembers those workers who lost their lives on the job and recommits to making worksites safer.

However, this year, in addition to the remembrance service, OSHA introduced an initiative to protect temporary workers in the workforce.  OSHA sent a memo to all regional administrators who assess field operations directing field inspectors “to assess whether employers who use temporary workers are complying with their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

This memo comes on the heels of a recently published Standard Interpretation that clarified who in the temporary agency/host employer is responsible for what aspects of required safety and health education.  That standard interpretation can be found at by (CLICKING HERE: osha.gov)

OSHA has long held that temporary agencies are required to provide general safety and health training while host employers are required to provide site specific training on potential hazards and risks.  Those responsibilities are not changing; OSHA is simply putting and emphasis on ensuring that both parties are fulfilling their obligations under the OSH Act.

Compliance Safety and Health Offices (CSHO’s), commonly referred to as OSHA Inspectors, are instructed to identify employers that utilize temporary workers and “assess whether temporary workers received required training in a language and vocabulary they could understand.”

Additionally, OSHA has begun working with the American Staffing Association (ASA), the largest trade association representing the U.S. staffing industry, in order to better promote best practices and provide education to both staffing agencies and host employees on OSHA requirements and employee training.

For more information on the OSHA Initiative, please visit (LINK: osha.gov)

For more information on the American Staffing Associating, please visit (LINK: americanstaffing.net)

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.

Visit the The Reserves Network’s website at www.TRNstaffing.com.

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