June 13, 2017
Hello Leaders!
OSHA is not currently accepting electronic submissions. Please review the information below for more information.  My goal is to keep you informed and ensure you avoid costly HR Mistakes. We also strive to help you dramatically improve your bottom line! 

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Vanessa G. Nelson

Agency Intends to Propose Extension of Electronic Submission Date

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. As a result, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit their completed 2016 Forms 300A electronically. These employers include establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, as well as establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries. 

new rule, generally effective as of January 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that they are already required to record on their OSHA injury and illness forms, as follows:

  • Establishments with... 

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“Just Obnoxious Behavior” or “Illegal Sexual Harassment Conduct” in the Workplace?

Excerpt from Vanessa's Book: 101 Costly HR Mistakes...and How to Fix Them!

Tim White loved to flirt with the ladies in the office. That was just his style. He would wink at the women, tell them they looked nice, and tap them on their shoulders while nodding his approval. He talked loud to impress the women and he even told jokes that were almost inappropriate. He enjoyed speaking to women at close range.

Is this behavior “just obnoxious” or is it “illegal conduct”?

The Mistake

Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between “just obnoxious behavior” and “illegal conduct”. Because it is difficult, many employers write it off as “That’s just Tim being Tim.” Therefore, the employer simply ignores the behavior; which could cost the employer in the future.

How to Fix the Mistake

The factors that differentiate between “just obnoxious behavior” and “illegal conduct” are:

  1. Whether the conduct results in...

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