McCraren Compliance is sponsoring a new radio program and podcast – Conscious Capitalism; Elevating Humanity through Business in Southern Arizona. Our own Sarah McCraren as one of the shows co-hosts will be a highlighting local business leaders and how they help improve our community through business.
The first episode is now available. Listen now.
On August 9, 2018, a miner was injured when the pan scraper he was operating stalled, travelled through a berm and rolled over a bench. The operator of the pan scraper was wearing a seatbelt and was able to escape with a cut arm. More»
OSHA recently released a memorandum to its regional administrators to clear up confusion about its 2016 recordkeeping rule changes concerning employer safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing. The bottom line is that employers are still permitted to implement safety incentive programs and require post-incident drug testing, provided that the actions are taken to promote workplace safety and health and not to penalize employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. The memorandum suggests that consistently enforcing legitimate work rules, whether or not an injury or illness is reported, would be one way for employers to show that their companies are promoting workplace safety and health. The memorandum also states that drug testing to evaluate the root causes of workplace incidents is permissible, but affected employers should drug test every employee whose conduct could have contributed to the incident. LEARN MORE
Even though the Examinations rule just went into effect on June 2, 2018, there are frequently asked questions about the changes made by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).