What We're Reading: Statistics, Summer Sun and Summer Fun
EEOC Releases Charge And Litigation Statistics: The EEOC has released its final statistics for fiscal years 2009-2011. Among other things, the agency released state-by-state statistics detailing the number and types of discrimination charges filed by individuals.
Beat The Heat: As summer heat bears down on much of the country, it’s a good time for employers to review state and federal heat exposure rules. OSHA’s Campaign To Prevent Heat Illness raises awareness about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. OSHA’s educational resources provide valuable information to employers on heat illnesses and related prevention measures. At the state level, the Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule applies to Washington employers from May 1 to September 30 each year. Employers with employees who work outdoors and are exposed to high temperatures must provide training for workers and actively encourage workers to stay hydrated. The Department of Labor and Industries' website provides training modules and related background information.
Washington Weekends: School is out and summer is almost here, which means it’s time to plan your summer weekends. From scenic natural beauty, wine tasting, shopping, and more, check out the Experience Washington website. And for those of you in the Seattle area, it’s never too early to plan your Seafair activities.