April 2019 marked the official 18th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). With the recent #MeToo movement, sexual assault and sexual harassment issues have never been such a large part of our national conversation. Our YouTube channel contains an in-depth 1-hour webinar on the important issue of sexual harassment in the workplace which you can view here.
This month, however, we want to give attention to the correlation between workplace sexual harassment and workplace violence.
On May 18, 2018, OSHA issued an internal memorandum to its regional administrators outlining procedures for the use of “drones” during inspections. Despite the fact this memorandum was issued nearly a year ago, very little is known about the practical impact on enforcement activities. Employers need to remember that OSHA does not have unlimited search authority.Read more
The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. Falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, yet each one is preventable. The stand-down is a voluntary opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.Read more
April is designated national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Today we wear jeans with a purpose, to stand with sexual assault survivors and benefit the many initiatives provided by the Northwest Ohio YWCA, and YWCA – HOPE Center which offers advocacy and support to those in crisis. For more information about the origin of Denim Day visit https://www.ywcanwo.Read more
The United States Supreme Court announced today that it will hear three significant sex discrimination cases regarding Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation and transgender status discrimination during the High Court’s next term. Altitude Express v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton Cty, will consider Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation discrimination. In the third case granted today, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v.Read more
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