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How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection…

Regulatory inspections are a part of nearly every business operation. Inspections – particularly from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – serve to ensure that health and safety guidelines are being followed. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation. Competitive pricing is available through the Oak Tree Agency in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Work Comp ?’s . . .

As an employer, you know that you are legally required to carry workers compensation insurance to care for your staff in the event of a workplace injury or illness. However, this may be the extent of your insurance knowledge. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked workers comp questions. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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Work Place Violence Claims in the Work Comp System

America’s workforce is the lifeblood of the country. Commerce depends on the efforts of employees producing the goods and services society demands. Those workers expect safe workplaces, and in broad terms, working conditions in the United States are relatively safe. Unfortunately, workplace violence is on the rise. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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First-Aid Best Practices for Outdoor Workers…

 

Employees that work outdoors are exposed to hazards that can result in injuries and illnesses, especially during the summer months. High temperatures can cause heat stress and related illnesses, while equipment such as lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, and hand tools pose risks if precautions are not taken. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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Interview Practices That Can Get You Into Trouble…

It’s not just illegal interview questions that can come back to haunt you. You, also, can cross legal lines when you do things like “Making Promises You Can’t Keep” and “Neglecting to Use a Standard Set of Questions for Every Candidate…”Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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4 0f 8 Illegal Interview ?’s You DON’T Want to Ask…(Part 2)

 

While some illegal questions like “How Old are you?” are more obvious, others are less so. Some questions masquerade as “cultural fit” questions, and others simply pop up when you let the interview meander off into small talk. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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4 of 8 Illegal Interview ?’s You Don’t Want to Ask…(Part 1 of 2)

While some illegal questions like “How old are you?” are more obvious, others are less so. Some questions masquerade as “cultural fit” questions, and others simply pop up when you let the interview meander off into small talk. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation. Competitive pricing is available through the Oak Tree Agency in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Topics Not to Cover in Job Interviews…

When it comes to hiring employees, cultural fit has risen in importance, ranking among the top factors for whether to hire a job candidate. Unfortunately, for small business owners, trying to decipher whether a candidate is a “good fit” can lead to discrimination pitfalls, especially when using small talk as a gauge. Before mastering the right way to determine cultural fit, get acquainted with the wrong way—so you’ll know exactly what NOT to do. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation. Competitive pricing is available through the Oak Tree Agency in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Well Written Drug Policies Can Help Protect Employers…

Collaboration is key. Drug testing policies and any future amendments should be developed collaboratively with human resources and legal counsel familiar with local laws. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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How Businesses Can Avoid Slip & Fall Claims

Slip and fall injuries are the most common commercial insurance claims, and data has shown that the rates of this liability issue are increasing every year. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to reduce the risk of these claims happening at your place of business. Every company in Oklahoma that has an employee must carry workers compensation.

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