If your organization must keep track of workplace injuries on the OSHA 300 Form, take note: You are required to include employees' ergonomic-related injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) on that form. OSHA recently announced that the OSHA 300 Form would not include a separate column for ergonomic injuries. But an erroneous media report led some employers to believe that companies no longer were required to report ergonomic injuries at all. Not true.
- To prevent retaliation claim, check back within weeks following employee's complaint
- Be ready to come down hard on managers and supervisors who use ethnic slurs
- Track discipline companywide to show no double standard
- 'Offering' chance to quit may still be constructive discharge
- In handbook, spell out policies on promotions and pay