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June 19, 2018

Employee training information has been made available to assist in complying with the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS). 

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May 17, 2018

Workplace injuries are a significant risk for any business, and they can lead to costly medical bills, lost productivity, and increased insurance premiums. There are numerous strategies employers can implement to reduce the number of injuries in their workplace

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January 27, 2017

The State of Missouri has taken the lead on preventing incidents related to the use of dicamba resistant seeds. Kevin Bradley, a weed specialist at the University of Missouri hopes other farmers around the country can learn from the "dicamba debacle" that occurred last year in his state. 

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December 14, 2016

Physical abilities testing (PAT) is a useful tool many employers use for selecting the right person for a particular position. Ms Deborah Lechner of ErgoScience, Inc. has penned a very informative article discussing how a pre-employment PAT can help mitigate risk for both the employer and employee.

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December 9, 2016

A December 1st deadline remains in effect for OSHA's enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions in its injury tracking rule, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas denied a motion that challenged the new provisions. Read more...

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December 9, 2016

The final rule includes new and revised provisions addressing fixed ladders, rope descent systems, fall protection systems and criteria, and training. Read more about the new rule and find the OSHA produced FactSheet.

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December 8, 2016

A few weeks ago, the IRS Issued Notice 2016-70 delaying the due date for employers and insurers to provide the 2016 Forms 1095-C and 1095-B to employees and plan participants. This notice extends the deadline 30 days from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. Read more about IRS forms and important deadlines.

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September 27, 2016

It took a truly team effort to save the life of Central Nebraska man trapped inside a grain bin. The Emergency Response Team of Central Valley Ag Cooperative was called into assist the Neligh, Nebraska volunteer fire department in the successful extraction of the trapped man. 

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August 5, 2016

OSHA and the Department of Justice have teamed up to target worker endangerment violations in an attempt to encourage employers to provide a safer working environment for their employees. 

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March 10, 2016

ResponsibleAg is pleased to announce the availability of MyPSM+RMP Compliance Assistance Tool and PSM Training Modules. These online materials will greatly assist agricultural retailers comply with the complex Process Safety Management (PSM) rule and the associated Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program Level 3 obligation. The training modules were developed by ResponsibleAg with assistance from Asmark Institute, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). The MyPSM+RMP compliance assistance tool was developed by Asmark Institute, The Fertilizer Institute, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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