It is important to ensure the correct selection of personal protective equipment is made as not all safety equipment will meet the same performance requirements or provide the same protection. When selecting the appropriate personal protective equipment, consideration should be given to elements such as: durability, permeability, abrasion resistance, burn resistance, insulation, cut resistance, size, comfort, and the ability to be cleaned.
Policies and procedures need to be written to outline the hazards relating to eye protection. All employees and visitors entering an area or are performing a function which may expose them to hazards such as flying particles, hazardous substances, and harmful light or other rays of radiation, must wear eye protection.
Some employees have problems when it comes to work load responsibility. These employees may be those that simply do not want to do more than they are supposed to do within the stipulated daily work time. However, as an employer you would need to ass whether this is a real condition or if the employee has genuine problems handling a particular work load. Employees that are overloaded feel that they are either not getting paid enough for their work or that they simply can not handle all the work that they are given even if they were to get an increase in salary.
In cases of overload, where an employee feels that s/he has been working more than the compensation offered overtime payment may arise. As an employer you may want to pay your employee extra to make sure that s/he continues to perform well. Sometimes it is just the matter of being paid more that helps an employee work more and take on a greater load. Remember, more money can do wonders. Naturally, employees that put in greater efforts and a greater number of work hours also need to be compensated. So, you justifiably need to pay an employee extra if s/he is willing to work on assignments that take more than the stipulated work-time.
Payroll is one of many accounting transactions that manages the method of paying employees for their services. This happens after processing the several requirements for holding back money from the employee in order to pay payroll taxes, insurance premiums, employee benefits and other deductions. The process involves calculating the amount due to each employee, such as hourly wages, commission from sales, reimbursements and so on, either by using a standard per diem rate or based on amounts actually spent by the employee.
Driving a vehicle is probably the most overlooked safety event in one's life. Personal vehicles are driven to have employees arrive at work, to take kids to soccer practice, and even to deliver goods to customers. Basic precautions take a few moments to check. Millions of people are killed each year.
As a former safety manager in petrochemical plants I am a strong believer that ALL injuries can be avoided with proper planning, tools, and safety equipment.
It is estimated that over 40 million workers in the United States had to receive emergency medical treatment for workplace-related injuries in the year 2003. This is a staggering number when one considers the efforts most companies have put into maintaining a safe workplace. In modern times, a number of companies have been found liable for injuries sustained in their places of business. There is a relationship that exists between workplace safety and profitability.
Knowing you can trust an employee to treat your customers well even when you aren't there is part of the trait of being trustworthy. This is one of the most important traits you can find in any employee. An employee that you can't trust does not need to be part of your team. An employee that isn't trustworthy will not have any problem stealing goods, money, or supplies from you. This can be an unbelievably high cost to lose. Employee theft is one of the biggest expenses of businesses these days. A trustworthy employee is worth his or her weight in gold.
If you think PEOs (Professional Employment Organizations) may seem like a big change or too cumbersome of a solutions for your workers' compensation insurance coverage you are not alone. Here are some of the most commonly heard objections to PEO along with answers to them.
OBJECTION: You may have someone doing payroll that is a family member or longtime employee and think you’ll be out of work
ANSWER: Actually it will free them to perform tasks that may allow for more/better production or take something off the owner’s plate
OBJECTION: You may not understand what is involved in outsourcing and feel it will be too cumbersome
ANSWER: We hold your hand throughout the transition and make it fairly easy
OBJECTION: You may have everything in QuickBooks or the like and be afraid of losing the capabilities
ANSWER: You can still upload everything so you can maintain the same capabilities and often times more because of reports generated by the payroll function
OBJECTION: You may pay employees under the table
ANSWER: This is a problem as we can’t collect premium if not on payroll
OBJECTION: You are afraid of losing control and think the PEO will dictate the wages, hours, hiring/firing, etc
ANSWER: One of this is true unless you don’t pay minimum wage but otherwise you maintain complete control we just simplify things
PEOs are not a solution for every company, but it can be a wonderful short or long-term solution for the RIGHT company once these kind of objections are overcome. Learn more by contacting an expert at (866) 308-3351 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org