Happy Halloween

Safety Tips Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween. Here are some tips to ensure safety this Halloween. Trick-or-Treaters: ·Carry a flashlight ·Walk, don’t run. ·Stay on Sidewalks ·Obey traffic signals ·Stay in familiar neighborhoods ·Don’t cut across yards or driveways. ·Wear a watch you can read in the dark. ·Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. ·Shoes should …

Daylight Savings Time

This weekend: Don’t forget that Daylight Savings time begins this weekend November 2nd (Sunday). Move your clocks back one hour to resume the Standard Time. We wouldnt want you late for work on Monday morning! *A trick that helps me remember what direction to move the clocks:Spring Forward, Fall Back

Non-payment of taxes

Subway seized in Broomfield for less than $3,000 in taxes I just posted a comment on Dave Taylor’s blog site intuitive.com about a local Subway shop being seized by the City of Broomfield for less than $3k. With the tough times some business are having it is very important to remember to set aside the tax money that is due …

Interesting Statistics Concerning Injured Workers

Employers need to be more involved in injured workers’ rehabilitation A doctor that treats workers’ compensation injuries recently gave a seminar that I attended. In the beginning of this seminar he gave some interesting statistics regarding injured workers, included here: – 50% of injured workers who have been off of work for between 6 months to 1 year never return …

Vote in Colorado

Colorado Voting Requirements Employee Entitlement to Vote During work hours – If the employee is engaged or employed on the day of the election for a period of 2 hours during the times the polls are open.  Eligible electors who are employed and paid by the hour shall receive their regular hourly wage during their absence.  The employer may specify …

10 ways to prevent accidents:

Getting your employees involved in accident prevention could help you to eliminate risk. With out the understanding or cooperation of your workers accidents and injuries could happen more frequently. Some keys steps are below to help get your employees involved. Ownership. Let the workers conduct an inspection or give safety tips. Leadership. Make sure managers are leading by example by …

Transportation Fringe Benefit to Bicycle Commuters

Employees can receive $20 a month for commuting to work on their bikes. Under the  Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, also known as the bailout law provision, an employer may provide up to $20 tax free reimbursement a month to an employee for commuting to work on a bicycle. This provision, which was signed in on October 3, 2008, …

OSHA Hard Hat QuickTips

OSHA’s New QuickTips Focus On Hard Hat Usage Protecting employees from potential head injuries is a key element of any safety program. A head injury can impair an employee for life or can be fatal. Wearing a hard hat is one of the easiest ways to protect an employee’s head from injury. Hard hats can protect employees from impact and …

Safety Tip: Arc Flash

Arc flash explosions: What are they? How can you prevent them? Tips: What is arc flash? It is a voltage breakdown of the resistance of air resulting in an arc which can occur where there is sufficient voltage in an electrical system and a path to ground or lower voltage. Why it is hazardous? In an arc flash incident, an …

Social Security Changes for 2009

The Social Security Administration announces some new changes for the upcoming year. The SSA announced today at a press release that beginning in January 2009 monthly Social Security benefits for 55 million American will increase by 5.8%. This Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is the largest increase since 1982. Another significant change for 2009 is that the maximum amount of earnings subject to …