3rd Quarter Safety Winner

FastTrack Staffing would like to recognize our 3rd quarter safety winner, Brandi Martin! Thank you for keeping our company safe and being accident free.

Each quarter FastTrack Staffing has a safety drawing. Employees who are accident free are entered to win $100! FastTrack Staffing encourages employees to report any safety issues to their superior in order to stay accident free.

We wish you a safe and risk free quarter!

Safety First

Injuries are one of the leading causes of disability for people of all ages — and also the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.

During National Safety Month, FastTrack Staffing, Inc. is working with community members to help reduce the risk of injuries. This June, we encourage you to learn more about important safety issues like prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, and slips, trips, and falls.

• Prescription painkiller abuse: Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose — more than 4 times as many as back in 1999.

• Transportation safety: Doing other activities while driving — like texting or eating — distracts you and increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 5 crashes (17%) that injured someone involved distracted driving.

• Slips, trips, and falls: 1 in 3 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to broken bones and other health problems.

We can make a difference. Find out ways to help reduce the risk of these safety issues.

Tax Season 2015

As an incentive to download your W-2, rather than have it mailed, those with email addresses on file will receive directions on how to download their W-2 for faster distribution. For those who still would like their w-2 to be mailed, FastTrack will distribute w-2′s to the last known address on file on or before January 31st– Please call your local branch to update any information asap!

To download your W-2 GO TO:fasttrack.greenemployee.com

If it asks for your company name enter:  Fasttrack Staffing
Enter your social security number (with the dashes)
Date of Birthday (with the slashes)
Download your w-2

New OSHA Reporting Requirement

New OSHA Reporting Requirement

“OSHA will now receive crucial reports of fatalities and severe work-related injuries and illnesses that will significantly enhance the agency’s ability to target our resources to save lives and prevent further injury and illness. This new data will enable the agency to identify the workplaces where workers are at the greatest risk and target our compliance assistance and enforcement resources accordingly.”

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on September 11, 2014 a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on January 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

The announcement follows preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within 8 hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously OSHA’s regulations required an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees. Reporting single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye was not required under the previous rule.

All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, even those who are exempt from maintaining injury and illness records, are required to comply with OSHA’s new sever injury and illness reporting requirements. To assist employers in fulfilling these requirements, OSHA is developing a Web portal for employers to report incidents electronically, in addition to the phone reporting options.

For more information about this new rule, visit OSHA’s website.

**Supplied to FastTrack Staffing from Risk Control Group 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite A-702, Oak Ridge, TN 37830