Workers’ Compensation Safety Program

Tools needed for a Safety Program StaffScapes offers a variety of tools to put together the best Safety Program for your company.  Having a Safety Program in place helps to keep your Workers’ Compensation costs low and reduces payroll costs. StaffScapes provides monthly news letters, safety videos, onsite training, safety rules and up to date information on WC changes. In addition …

Hiring Minors

In the summertime, the number of minors working increases. Here are some basic guidelines when it comes to hiring minors in the state of Colorado. Minors are any person under the age of 18, unless they have received a high school diploma or received a passing scored on the GED. No minors are allowed to work more than 40 hours …

Heat Stroke

The hot weather has returned to Colorado again this week, be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat stress Heat stress, combined with hard work, loss of fluids, or fatigue, may lead to more serious heat disorders, disability or even death. It’s wise for supervisors and employee to understand the effects of heat stress, take personal precautions against it, …

Employers Report Reduced Exposure To Employment-Related Lawsuits Through Use Of Employee Handbooks

In a recent HR study by Cornell University, small businesses with employee handbooks reported fewer misunderstandings with employees, higher levels of employee satisfaction and were better protected in the event of an employment-related claim. According to the Small Business Administration, an employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between a company and its employees. Not only does …

OSHA Inspection 101

What to do if an OSHA inspector knocks on your door! Following these simple steps during an inspection by an OSHA official will provide smooth operation and can avoid potential fines. ·        Ask the OSHA inspector to provide his/her identification. ·        Contact your senior management and attorneys to get them involved immediately. ·        Ask the inspector about the reason for the visit and …

IRS Email

A new Trojan email is circulating on the web and is claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not and will not communicate by email when it will send out notices. If you are not already communicating with the IRS and you do receive an email do not open it. The email circulating are placing Trojan type programs on computers …