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From the monthly archives: September 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'September 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

OSHA Releases Top 10 Violations for 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. 

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MBA Health Care Corner

Last year, several U.S. Departments issued their final ruling on wellness programs within the workplace to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This ruling became effective with the ACA on January 1, 2014. It supports employers and workplaces that promote employee health and wellness programs.

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Welcome New Member: Dan's Pump and Filter

Dan's Pump and Filter is owned and operated by Dan Byler who has become well known in the Treasure valley for his expert knowledge in all water pump and filter systems. He has been serving the area for more than 22 years and is accompanied in his business by his son Logan (Service Technician) and his wife Rebekah (Office Manager). You can count on Dan’s Pump and Filter to promptly address any of your water pump issues.

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Proposed Workers' Compensation Rates for 2015

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is proposing an average 1.8 percent rate increase for 2015 workers’ compensation premiums.

The proposed premium increase will help cover wage and disability benefits, as well as medical costs for treatment of injuries and illnesses. It will also allow L&I to continue to build reserves to protect against the unexpected.

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Construction Management Career Fair

Maximize your recruiting dollars; we are bringing qualified candidates interested in internships and full-time employment under one roof. Save time and travel expenses while recruiting the best college students from the leading construction management programs from around the country.

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OSHA Extends Comment Period on I2P2 Tracking Proposed Rule

OSHA has extended the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal would amend the recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information.

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OSHA Expands Requirements for Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries!

final rule announced Sept. 11 requires employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015 for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

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ABC's Autumn Debut Party Wows Attendees!

It was a record turnout last Wednesday evening for one of ABC’s biggest events, the “Autumn Debut Celebration.” This year’s event featured no speeches, and was focused on providing a wonderful social and networking opportunity for attendees, who included ABC members, friends, employees, and a large number of elected officials from both Idaho and Washington.

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Health Insurance Benefits 101 and 201 Small Business

A workshop for employers who want to learn more about the status of Health Care reform and how to plan for the future.

Scratching your head about the status of health care reform? Trying to think ahead about the health care benefits you can provide your employees that will help you keep – and attract -- the best talent for your company without breaking your bank account?

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Positively Impact Your EMR


Receive a $2,610 CREDIT on every MEDICAL ONLY CLAIM – a claim where no time loss is paid.Does it make sense to let a worker go on time loss for one or two days and lose this credit?

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