publications full of ideas
Annual OSHA Posting Required

2.16.2017

Now is the time employers must post a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2016. The summary must be posted from February 1 through April 30. Failure to compile and post the summary is a violation of OSHA regulations and subjects the company to potentially significant monetary fines.

To record work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, most employers must keep a Log of Work-Related Illnesses (Form 300). The Summary (Form 300A) is compiled from the data on the log. A company without any injuries or illnesses is still required to post the Summary. The Summary is only complete when it has been certified by a company executive.

Furthermore, some companies, after written notification, may be required by OSHA to post summaries online. OSHA intends to post accident and injury information on its website and allow the public to view the data. In this way, OSHA hopes public pressure will encourage employers to engage in safer business practices.

Some employers are exempt from the keeping of injury and illness logs and summary. Any business with 10 or fewer employees for all of 2016 are exempt. So are certain, low-hazard businesses, but they too must keep logs if specifically requested by OSHA.

Physical Address: 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

related information

what's new at the firm

McIntyre Leadership Challenge Excites, Ignites, and Inspires Youth

7/12/2017

Mike McIntyre recently announced at the NC Bar Association Annual Meeting, his new Youth Leadership Challenge. The Youth Leadership program will provide opportunities for civic engagement to High School students and community leadership.

Webinar: ERISA Fiduciaries, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks: HIPAA, HITECH, and ERISA Preemption of State Data Breach Laws

6/20/2017

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employee benefits counsel on trends in data breaches for ERISA healthcare and retirement plans, lessons from recent BCBS/Anthem litigation, ERISA fiduciary obligations, ERISA preemption of state data breach laws, and contractual risk mitigation with third-party administrators (TPAs).

Poyner Spruill Attorneys Honored by Chambers USA in Seven Practice Areas

6/2/2017

RALEIGH - Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked seven practice areas and sixteen Poyner Spruill LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. Poyner Spruill received rankings, which identify the firm as a leader in North Carolina, for outstanding work in the following practice areas:

Charlie Davis Joins Poyner Spruill

6/1/2017

Charles E. “Charlie” Davis III has joined Poyner Spruill as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, taxation, and business law.

Brett A. Carpenter joins Poyner Spruill

6/1/2017

Raleigh, NC – Brett A. Carpenter has joined Poyner Spruill’s Raleigh office as an associate, with a focus on helping clients with labor and employment law matters.