OSHA Launches Initiative to Protect Temporary Workers (TRN Update)

OSHA Temporary Safety

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.

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OSHA and the Affordable Healthcare Act (TRN Update)

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

With the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) coming into focus as provisions of the act start to become law, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that governs whistleblower complaints filed under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act.

Title I includes a range of insurance company accountability policies, such as the prohibition of lifetime limits on coverage and exclusions due to pre-existing conditions.  If an employee registers a complaint against their employer for not providing the required provisions that employee cannot be retaliated against.  If an employee feels they have been retaliated against for voicing the complaint, they may file a complaint with OSHA.

The ACA tasks the Department of Labor with conducting investigations and making determinations based on the investigative findings.  Both of these tasks are driven by OSHA.  OSHA’s interim final rule establishes the procedures and time frames for the filing and handling of such complaints – including investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge for a hearing, review of such decisions by the Administrative Review Board and judicial review of the secretary’s final decision.

The interim final rule can be viewed by (CLICKING HERE – PDF FILE)

Comments, which will be accepted for 60 days, may be submitted electronically via the federal e-rulemaking portal by (CLICKING HERE) or by mail or fax.

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.

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NE Ohio Job Seeker Career Fair! (Monday, March 25)

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The Reserves Network & our specialty divisions, want to help YOU find that next great job! We will be available for all area job seekers at the Lincoln College of Technology Career Fair, on Monday, March 25th! TRN 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? Monday, March 25th (10:00AM – 2:00PM)

LOCATION: 1700 E. 13th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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

The event is free and open to the public. 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

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NE Ohio Job Seekers! Join TRN at the Twinsburg Library (Feb. 6th & Feb 8th)

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The Reserves Network, wants to help YOU find that next great job! We will be available for all area job seekers at the Twinsburg Library, on Wednesday, February 6th & 8th!

WHEN? Wednesday, February 6th & 8th (1:00PM-4:00PM)

LOCATION: Twinsburg Library

10050 Ravenna Road Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

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

CURRENTLY SEEKING:

  • Assembly
  • Warehouse
  • Machinists (All Shifts)
  • And more…
  • Jobs in the Solon, Macedonia & Twinsburg Locations

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume and at least 2 forms of ID.

Questions? Feel free to contact our Garfield Heights office (216) 475-7700 / garfield@TRNstaffing.com. For more information, or to schedule an interview with a staff member visit our Garfield Heights office today!

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*Apply Online from the comfort of your home! Let TRN help you find that next great job. If you are unable to attend please “Apply Yourself” via our Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of Fiscal Year 2012 (TRN Safety Alert)

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

OSHA has released it annual list of the top 10 workplace violations for fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012). Annually the list contains mostly the same standards, only switching positions, and this year is no exception. As the political landscape remains static, OSHA will continue to focus on increased planned inspections and higher penalty amounts. OSHA has repeatedly stated that they are an enforcement agency so one can only assume the number of inspections and citations will continue to rise.

With that said, here are OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Standards for FY 2012:

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
Standard 1926.501
Total Violations: 7,250

2. Hazard Communication
Standard 1910.1200
Total Violations:  4,696

3. Scaffolding – General Requirements
Standard 1926.451
Total Violations:  3,814

4. Respiratory Protection
Standard 1910.134
Total Violations:  2,371

5. Ladders
Standard 1926.1053
Total Violations:  2,310

6. Machine Guarding – General Requirements
Standard 1910.212
Total Violations:  2,097

7. Powered Industrial Trucks
Standard 1910.178
Total Violations:  1,993

8. Electrical – Wiring Methods
Standard 1910.305
Total Violations:  1,744

9. Lockout/Tagout
Standard 1910.147
Total Violations:  1,572

10. Electrical – General Requirements
Standard 1910.303
Total Violations:  1,332

For more information, visit the National Safety Council website by (Clicking Here!)

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.

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Georgia Job Seekers! Join TRN at the Goodwill Career Center (Tues, Nov. 27th)

The Reserves Network, wants to help YOU find that next great job! We will be available for all area job seekers at the Goodwill Career Center Job Fair, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012!

WHEN? Tuesday, November 27th (10:30AM-12:30PM)

LOCATION: Goodwill Career Center

1502 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, Georgia 30096

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

CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR:

  • Forklift Drivers
  • Production/Assemblers
  • Industrial Maintenance Technicians
  • And more…

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume and at least 2 forms of ID.

Questions? Feel free to contact our Norcross office (678) 291-9225 / norcross@TRNstaffing.com. For more information, or to schedule an interview with a staff member visit our Norcross office today!

Follow Live Area Job Updates on Twitter @TRNNorcrossJobs

*Apply Online from the comfort of your home! Let TRN help you find that next great job. If you are unable to attend please “Apply Yourself” via our Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

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Dance your way into a new job with The Reserves Network! (TRNstaffing VIDEO)

The Reserves Network continuously strives to explore and provide benefits that are advantageous to our employees…

SOME OF THE PROGRAMS WE OFFER INCLUDE:

(Direct Deposit) A convenient and cost effective way for you to be paid. Direct Deposit provides immediate availability of funds on payday that is timely and accurate with no check cashing fees.

(401(K) Plan) Associates, who have been employed by The Reserves Network for at least one year and have worked 1,000 hours, have the opportunity to enroll in our 401(K) Program.

(Referral Bonuses) Employees will receive a bonus for each applicant they refer who completes a designated number of hours on The Reserves Network’s payroll. You must currently be working on assignment with The Reserves Network to be eligible for the bonus.

(Rewards and Recognition) Reserves Network offices frequently conduct attendance and other performance-based contests on a regular basis.

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Join TRN at the Gwinnett Career Center Job Fair! (Friday, Oct. 19th)

The Reserves Network, wants to help YOU find that next great job! We will be available for all area job seekers at the Georgia Department of Labor Job Fair, on Friday, October 19, 2012!

WHEN? This Friday, October 19th (9:00AM-11:00AM)

LOCATION: Gwinnett Career Center, Georgia Department of Labor

2211 Beaver Ruin Road
Norcross, Georgia 30071

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

CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR:

  • Double Electric Pallet Jack
  • Sit Down Forklift
  • Stand Up Forklift
  • Warehouse
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Light Industrial
  • RF Scanner Experience
  • Locations are throughout the Suwannee, Georgia area.

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume and at least 2 forms of ID.

Questions? Feel free to contact our Norcross office (678) 291-9225 / norcross@TRNstaffing.com. For more information, or to schedule an interview with a staff member visit our Norcross office today!

Follow Live Area Job Updates on Twitter @TRNNorcrossJobs

*Apply Online from the comfort of your home! Let TRN help you find that next great job. If you are unable to attend please “Apply Yourself” via our Online Application or Search Jobs via TRN’s Online Job Board!

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Tonight! TRN Job Fair at TRI-C Brunswick Campus (Tues, Oct. 9th)

Tonight, The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” for the industrial and technical markets, will be facilitating and taking part in the Reserves Network Job Fair at the TRI-C Brunswick Campus in Brunswick Ohio!

WHEN? Tonight! Tuesday, October 9th (5:30PM-7:30PM)

LOCATION: Cuyahoga Community College – Brunswick Campus

TRI-C Brunswick Campus
3605 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

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

CURRENTLY SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR:

  • Warehouse
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Skilled Trades / Machinists / Manual & CNC
  • General Labor
  • Light Industrial
  • Clerical & Administrative
  • Pickers / Packers
  • Locations are throughout the Medina County area & Southwest Cuyahoga County

The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring a current copy of their resume.

Questions? Feel free to contact our Brunswick office (330) 273-2600 / brunswick@TRNstaffing.com. For more information, or to schedule an interview with a staff member visit our Brunswick office today!

Follow Live Area Job Updates on Twitter @TRNBrunswick

*Apply Online from the comfort of your home! Let TRN help you find that next great job. If you are unable to attend please “Apply Yourself” via our 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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