MSDS Sheets – Hazard Communication

As a requirement for OSHA under the Hazard Communication Standards, employers are responsible for informing employees of exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials in the workplace. According to the OSHA 3084 – Chemical Hazard Communication, employers are responsible to: Identify and list hazardous chemicals in their workplaces Obtain MSDSs and labels for each hazardous chemical Develop and implement a written …

Pinnacol Assurance requests privatization.

Yesterday, Pinnacol Assurance submitted a proposal to Governor John Hickenlooper to become a privately held company.  In its proposal, Pinnacol Assurance would give the state an ownership stake of $340 million that would pay a $13.6 million annual dividend which would be used for business-development and education. Eventually, Pinnacol would offer its stock for public sale. Governor Hickenlooper has appointed …

UNUM to cover dependents on life insurance until age 26

Last week, UNUM announced that all eligible employees with enrolled dependent(s) will be able to cover their children until age 26 regardless of their marital or student status. This announcement is effective for benefits such as the life insurance policy StaffScapes currently offers for all employees that work 30 or more hours per week. Prompted by regulations outlined in the Patient Protection …