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Workplace Return: Safety Measures to Protect All

Workplace Return: Safety Measures to Protect All 1024 538 Dominion Risk

Those businesses that are reopening following our Covid-19 shutdown are likely to feel very different. We encourage you to plan accordingly to ensure a smooth, safe transition. The health of your employees, your customers and your suppliers are the priority of this outline. Healthy, happy workers and clients will accelerate the health of your company. These suggestions are like all risk management programs; they will be most effective when they are adapted specifically to your…

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Note to the DRA Community (Covid-19 update)

Note to the DRA Community (Covid-19 update) 150 150 Dominion Risk

In uncertain times, we need each other. We hold our stakeholders close to our hearts: For our clients, we will be available, creative, flexible and empathetic. For the community, we will continue to reinvest in life-changing ways. For our employees, we will be supportive, connected and purposeful. We miss so many things – visits with clients, handshakes and hugs, meals together, looking people in the eyes, sitting together as a team, and laughter. We remain…

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Coronavirus Risk Management

Coronavirus Risk Management 150 150 Dominion Risk

We are all aware of the Coronavirus and the growing number of cases in the United States. As we see large organizations and industries responding, we would like to help our clients in a small way as you navigate uncertain times. We ask you to consider three things: Are there immediate risk management steps that you can take to protect your employees, customers, and your business from the impact of the Coronavirus? Is there any…

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Compliance Bulletin: DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts

Compliance Bulletin: DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts 150 150 Dominion Risk

Highlights Annual Updates The DOL must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year. Possible Penalties The DOL may assess these penalties on employers that violate federal laws that the DOL enforces, such as the FLSA, ERISA, the FMLA and the OSH Act. Compliance Review To minimize potential liability, employers should review their compliance with laws enforced by the DOL.           Effective Date Jan. 15, 2020 The increased amounts apply…

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FMCSA to Double Random Drug Testing for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

FMCSA to Double Random Drug Testing for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers 150 150 Dominion Risk

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Dec. 27 that it is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The current rate of 25% of the average number of driver positions will be increased to 50%. The FMCSA is required to increase testing when data from a calendar year shows a reported positive rate of 1% or more. In 2018, the administration’s Drug and Alcohol…

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Preparing for an OSHA Visit

Preparing for an OSHA Visit 150 150 Dominion Risk

Use the guidelines below to help prepare for an OSHA inspection. What triggers an OSHA inspection? An OSHA inspection can be triggered by any of the following: Planned inspection Complaint National/local emphasis program (e.g., lead, amputations) Site-specific targeting program (high incident rate sites) Follow-up on a previous inspection Imminent danger Fatality What comprises an OSHA inspection? Recordkeeping OSHA 300 logs from the last five years (or records of work-related injuries and illnesses) OSHA 301 forms…

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