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Posting Requirements in Washington

Sunday, January 20th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Washington employee should be able to learn about the labor laws that impact them in the workplace by reviewing labor law posters that are displayed prominently in the workplace. All employers are required to display labor law posters in an area of the workplace that is easily  accessible by all ... continue reading

Posting Requirements in Virginia

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in all states across the country should be able to learn more information about the labor laws that impact them in the workplace by reviewing their labor law rights on the labor law posters that are displayed in the workplace. Each workplace in the state of Virginia should have ... continue reading

New Mexico Worker Safety and ATVs

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In New Mexico, as well as other states throughout the country, ATVs are being used with increasing frequency in industry.  For the most part, ATVs are used in jobs that are mostly outdoors, such as landscaping, forestry, construction, and agriculture.

Though most people think of ATVs as being safe ... continue reading

Missouri Worker Safety and ATVs

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Missouri worker safety issues have come into question because of increasing ATV use in the workplace.  This is also true of other states throughout the country.  Though all terrain vehicles are typically thought of as being safe recreational “toys”, the death toll from their use has continued to rise each ... continue reading

Kentucky Worker Safety and ATVs

Friday, January 4th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

All terrain vehicle use in Kentucky, as well as in other states throughout the United States, is increasing on an annual basis.  Primarily, this increased use is due to all terrain vehicles or ATVs being utilized in occupations that require a great deal of outside work.  Such fields include construction, ... continue reading

Alaska Worker Safety and ATVs

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In the state of Alaska, All Terrain Vehicle use within industry continues to rise.  This is also true of other states throughout the nation.  The majority of ATV use is within professions that require a great deal of outdoor work.  Construction, landscaping, agriculture, and forestry are a few of the ... continue reading

Muslim Prayer in South Dakota

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Religion is an important part of many people’s lives in South Dakota.  Employees are often curious about their rights to practice their religion at work. 

In the Muslim faith, there are five times a day that are specifically designated as prayer times.  They must face towards the east at ... continue reading

Oregon Toxic Chemicals

Monday, December 24th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created guidelines and standards for the handling of toxic chemicals for a wide variety of industries, in Oregon.  All employees that are required to work with toxic chemicals must be properly trained in safely handling them.  Toxic and inflammable chemicals need to ... continue reading

Muslim Prayer in Oklahoma

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

There are sometimes questions about the limits on practicing religion at one’s place of employment, in Oklahoma.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from discrimination in the workplace that is based on religion.  Under Title VII of this law, religious expression in the workplace must be permitted by ... continue reading

New York Toxic Chemicals

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Worker safety problems have been growing in New York and across the United States for the past few years.  A recent accident in Illinois is just an example of the increasing problems in worker safety.  

A plumber was called to the basement of an Illinois home to install a ... continue reading

Nebraska Toxic Chemicals

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Safely storing and labeling toxic chemicals in a work environment is an extremely important safety precaution.  If these hazardous materials are not stored and labeled properly, people can be poisoned, burned, or can die.  There have been an unfortunate number of accidents with toxic chemicals that harmed individuals because these ... continue reading

Religious Discrimination in North Dakota

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Under federal law, employers are typically required to allow their Muslim employees to take breaks to pray in North Dakota and elsewhere.  The Muslim faith requires for five short prayers at specific times throughout the day.  Followers believe that they must face the east, and pray each of the five ... continue reading

Indiana Toxic Chemicals

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, says that any toxic chemicals in the workplace should be properly labeled and stored. 

This is true in Indiana and elsewhere. The recommended storage, if possible, is in the original container that the chemical was received in.  In cases where this ... continue reading

Muslim Prayer and Religious Discrimination in Indiana

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Muslim workers should be allowed to take prayer breaks at work in most cases.  Under federal law employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for the religious expression of their employees.  Taking breaks is a normal part of the work day for most employees.  Individuals use their break time a ... continue reading

Delaware Toxic Chemicals

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Delaware workers can take a lesson from a recent incident. An almost fatal accident occurred in Illinois recently.  A woman named Patricia Gabrysiak collapsed in her kitchen and was rushed to the hospital.  She drank something that she thought was ginger ale because of how it was labeled.  It turns ... continue reading

Nevada Worker Safety and ATVs

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The use of ATVs in industrial and ranching work has increased in Nevada over the years.  Some models of ATVs are designed specifically for this kind of work and are much cheaper than pickup trucks.  However, an ATV is not a pickup truck.  Dangers lurk around the seemingly benign and ... continue reading

Michigan Worker Safety and ATVs

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Ralph loved to use his ATV at his job in Michigan until one day he tried to load too much onto the back.  The extra weight caused the machine to tip over on a hill with Ralph tumbling down the steep side of a dirt road.  He survived the incident ... continue reading

Wyoming Worker Safety and ATVs

Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Employees in Wyoming who use ATVs in their daily routines must be made aware of the dangers involved with riding an ATV.  The number of deaths related to ATVs has risen from 29 in 1982 to an astounding 470 in 2004.  Injuries climbed to 136,100.  Although some accidents may be ... continue reading

Maine Worker Safety and ATVs

Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Consider the typical ATV one might see in Maine.  It looks benign, stable, and safe enough for a kid to ride.  It does not look scary like a big Harley or one of those racing motorcycles set up with turn signals.  The ATV looks like a toy car, but it ... continue reading

California Worker Safety and ATVs

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Posted by Tamara

Increasingly a common sight in workplaces across California, the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) brings new capabilities and hazards.  A deceptive machine, the ATV looks very stable with its large tires, but in reality the ATV can be a real danger if not handled and approached properly.  This danger should not ... continue reading

Alaska State Worker Safety

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

As an employee in Alaska, you are subject to the health and safety regulations of AKOSH, which is the Alaska Occupational Health and Safety program.  Alaska is one of the states that have designed their own worker safety and health organization.  There are total of 21 states that have created ... continue reading

New Mexico State Worker Safety

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Posted by Tamara

There are 21 states that have their own safety and health organization and New Mexico is one of them.  The NM OHSB, New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, is responsible for the regulations within that state with regards to workplace health and safety.  As an employee, you are obligated ... continue reading

Texas: State or Federal OSHA?

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
Posted by Tamara

The national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the worker safety programs in 26 out of 50 states in the US, including Texas.

In all of the states that the national OSHA regulates workplace health and safety, routine inspections are done.  This federal agency also investigates work-related accidents ... continue reading

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Do you know what steps you need to take if you are injured on the job?Can you easily locate workers’ compensation information at your jobsite? If you can not confidently answer these questions you need to brush up on your knowledge of Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Laws. Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Laws were ... continue reading

West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Do you know what to do if you are injured at work?  Do you have the correct information you will need to get workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an occupational injury?  No one expects to get hurt at work but it happens quite often.  It is best to be ... continue reading

Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Do you know what to do if you are injured on the job? You may not give this much thought but you should be informed about Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Laws just in case you ever have to access them.  Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Laws were created to insure that the rights of ... continue reading

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Vermont Workers’ Compensation Laws were created to insure that the rights of injured workers are upheld.  If you are injured on the job you will need to know about your companies workers’ compensation insurance.  A poster with your companies insurer should be posted in an area where all employees can access ... continue reading

Federal Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Federal Workers’ Compensation Laws are in place to protect workers that are injured on the job.  All states have worker compensation laws that force employers to take responsibility for the illnesses and injuries that occur in the work place.  Some states were mining and other jobs that put workers at ... continue reading

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
Ohio Workers’ Compensation Laws were created to insure that the rights of injured workers are upheld.  If you are injured on the job you will need to know about your companies workers’ compensation insurance.  A poster with your companies insurer should be posted in an area where all employees can access ... continue reading

New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Laws

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
Posted by Paige
New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Laws were created to insure that the rights of injured workers are upheld.  If you are injured on the job you will need to know about your companies workers’ compensation insurance.  A poster with your companies insurer should be posted in an area where all employees can ... continue reading