OSHA 300 Electronic Submissions

Compliance Update:  ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS OF YOUR WORKPLACE INJURY & ILLNESS RECORDS ARE DUE TOMORROW, MARCH 2, 2021 Employers in California that have establishments meeting one of the requirements below are required annually to electronically submit Form 300A injury and illness data: All establishments with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of

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Safety Meetings: Everything You Need to Know to Run them Well

Let’s face it: most meetings are a waste of time. But not safety meetings. Less than an hour every month or every few months can save your company hundreds of hours—as well as significant expense and human tragedy—you might otherwise spend responding to a workplace incident. Safety problems aren’t cheap. Effective safety meetings ensure workers, managers,

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Wellbeing February 2021

Wellbeing Resources February 2021: Screen Time, Acts of Kindness and More! When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you’ll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources. Feel free to

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Special Open Enrollment 2021

President Joe Biden signed a package of health care-related executive orders on Thursday, January 28, 2021, that, among other initiatives, will reopen for a special, three-month enrollment period starting on Feb. 15, 2021. That means Americans without health insurance have a chance to check out their state’s health insurance marketplace options offered through the Affordable Care Act,

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CA Stay-At-Home Order Lifted

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has lifted the regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders across the state as of Monday, January 25, 2021.  The previous order imposed on Dec. 10, 2020, banned gatherings outside a household and shuttered or restricted many businesses. With virus cases and hospitalizations more stable now, the state allows counties to resume outdoor dining

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PPP Round Two

After much deliberation, on December 21, 2020, Congress finally agreed to approve a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Included in that amount is $284 billion for a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  While based on similar principles as the first round of PPP funding

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OSHA 300 Logs Reminder

The OSHA 300 Log is part of a federal requirement pertaining to safety in the workplace.  Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses, including work-related COVID-19 cases. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be

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Wellbeing During the Holidays

Your Barkley Team wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season as we approach the end of 2020. Below you’ll find this curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team.   Have a safe and healthy holiday season! Career Wellbeing Returning to Work After Lockdown: Lessons from

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