Important New Tax Forms for Healthcare 

2016 marks the year where Americans are required to report health insurance coverage on their tax returns as a result of healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Beginning in 2016 for the 2015 tax year, some employers will be required to submit Form 1094-C to the IRS to show that they offered health insurance to their employees. Read More “Important New Tax Forms for Healthcare “

Hand and Glove

Personal Protective Equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, is equipment worn by a worker to minimize exposure to serious workplace injuries and even illness.  PPE can include safety glasses, gloves, shoes, hats, earplugs, coveralls, or full body suits.  Often at the bottom of the PPE checklist is gloves but selecting the correct glove is similar to picking the right tool for the job. Often times the “one size fits all” or “one glove for many tasks” is a mistake the worker pays for with an injury and potentially lost time in the field.  There are many types of gloves for different applications. The nature of the hazard should dictate the type of glove used.  OSHA provides a very useful resources on PPE as it relates to hand protection at: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3151.pdf. Read More “Hand and Glove”

Forklift Safety

Did you know that most fatalities occur when a worker is crushed by a forklift that has overturned or fallen from a loading dock?  Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift–related incidents. Read More “Forklift Safety”