Washington — To help small-business owners understand their role in the federal rulemaking process – including rules on worker safety and health – the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has published a guide.
Aurora, CO — Small employers, particularly those with 10 or fewer employees, have less success implementing Total Worker Health initiatives than larger organizations, according to a recent study from the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Silver Spring, MD — Construction companies with fewer than 20 employees have experienced an increase in worker fatality rates at the same time larger companies have seen rates fall, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).
Washington — NIOSH has released a list of recent accomplishments by its Small Business Assistance Program, an initiative intended to help organizations with fewer than 50 employees limit occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities through research and prevention.
Iowa City, IA – Companies with fewer than 5,000 employees assess their workplace violence programs less often than larger companies, and apply fewer training topics and external resources, according to a report from the University of Iowa.
Washington – The Department of Labor should consider alternatives to its proposal that would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their workers, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy wrote in an April 6 letter.