Regulations

Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Learn Your Risks and Exposures

Substance abuse in the workplace negatively affects every organization’s bottom-line through lost productivity, workplace accidents/injuries, workers’ compensation (WC) claims, employee absenteeism and more. Studies show that employees with a substance abuse disorder miss on average 34% more days than other workers, and are also more likely to experience a workplace injury. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug ...

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Playing it Safe

Quick, count to seven. Finished? Another U.S. worker was injured. According to the National Safety Council, an American worker suffers an on-the-job injury every seven seconds. That adds up to 510 workplace injuries every hour, 12,600 a day and a whopping 4.6 million a year. In 2017 alone, businesses lost 104 million production hours thanks to work-related injuries. Yet, that’s ...

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EEOC Reports Rise in Sexual Harassment Charges Following #MeToo Movement

Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports a decrease in the number of overall charges filed, the agency saw a 13.6 percent increase in workers alleging sexual harassment from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2018. The rise is a combination of the EEOC’s increased focus on combatting workplace harassment and the momentum of the #MeToo movement, which has increased ...

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Hiring Regulations That Every Employer Should Know

Remaining compliant with labor and employment regulations is crucial to the success of every pest management business, whether big or small. Failing to adhere to these ever-changing laws can result in a damaged reputation and significant financial loss from potential lawsuits. Unfortunately, this is one area of business operations where it can be challenging to keep up. As we enter ...

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Beyond the Midterms: What Does this Mean for the Industry?

When John Boehner left his role as Speaker of the House in 2015, the last two months were like a lame duck session on steroids; he called it “cleaning the barn,” and he attempted to deal with as many outstanding issues as rapidly as he could. That’s the way transitions of power normally work in D.C.—the outgoing leader or Congress ...

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Make Your Voice Heard at Legislative Day 2019

February 24-26, Washington, D.C. The 116th Congress will kick off in January, beginning the countdown to the 2020 elections. Both Democrats and Republicans will be pushing to accomplish their priorities, and many are already focused on their Presidential campaign. All of these pressures ensure that NPMA must proactively advocate early and often for our priorities. The most effective lobbyist is ...

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Election Takeaways: Federal

The months leading up to November 6th were rife with speculation over what the voters would have to say—would the Senate flip? The House? By how many? Was it going to be a blue tsunami, as some polling seemed to indicate? Or would the GOP hold on by the skin of its teeth? While that frenetic speculation (and in D.C. ...

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Election Takeaways: State

The months leading up to November 6th were rife with speculation over what the voters would have to say—would the Senate flip? The House? By how many? Was it going to be a blue tsunami, as some polling seemed to indicate? Or would the GOP hold on by the skin of its teeth? While that frenetic speculation (and in D.C. ...

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How to Keep Your Company Compliant with Changing Regulations

How aware are you of the current federal, state and local employment laws? If you feel like you are in a constant state of confusion, you are not alone. According to the second annual National Small Business Compliance Pulse Survey sponsored by ComplyRight, more than half of small business employers lack full confidence in their knowledge of changing regulations, which ...

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Mitigating Costly Silica Compliance Exposures For Your Pest Control Operation

Effective June 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised silica rule on how contractors should manage their workplace exposures to respirable crystalline silica is being enforced, but many contractors still don’t realize they are among the businesses it applies to. Non-compliance can be costly from every perspective. The revised OSHA silica rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline ...

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