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ACWI Advance – May 1, 2022

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In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories:

  • DOL wage enforcement initiative targets private and 3PL warehouse employers.
    OSHA launches program aimed at employee heat-related injuries and illnesses.
    The Trucking Alliance joins with DOL to support driver apprenticeship plan.
    Employers soon will find their OSHA injury reports made public on the Internet.
    A survey finds that America is facing a workplace mental health crisis.
    The supply chain crisis has spurred investments in high tech logistics solutions.

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DOL Targets Warehouse Wages

If you are an employer in the private and third-party logistics warehouse industry, you now have a target on your back that was pinned there by a new Department of Labor wage enforcement initiative.

What you also need to know is this initiative conveniently coincides with a renewed union organizing campaign directly aimed at unionizing distribution facilities and which has chalked up at least one victory in New York so far.

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Heat Is OSHA’s Program Target

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is implementing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) intended to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses in both outdoor and indoor workplaces.

NEPs are temporary programs that focus OSHA’s resources intensely on particular hazards in high-hazard industries. Considerable enforcement resources are dedicated to these efforts.

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Trucking Group Backs Training

The Trucking Alliance, a safety coalition of freight transportation and logistics companies, has joined with the Department of Labor in support of its truck driver apprenticeship training program.

“The efforts by the Biden administration and by DOL to expand registered apprenticeship programs could not be timelier and more important,” said Alliance President Steve Williams, who also heads Maverick USA, a major truckload hauler.

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OSHA Making Reports Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration want employers to file their mandatory injury and illness reports electronically, which will be made public on the Internet – and easily sifted through by tort lawyers and union organizers.

A similar proposal during the Obama era ended when Trump became President. OSHA’s justification for the change reveals its motive.

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Worker Mental Health Said To Be Vital

We are facing a workplace mental health crisis, with burnout, exhaustion and hopelessness more common among workers than ever before, argues the Society for Human Resource Management.

A new survey conducted by SHRM found that 94% of human resources professionals believe that by offering mental health resources, organizations can improve the overall health of employees.

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SC Crisis Fuels Tech Spending

The Coronavirus pandemic and supply chain crisis have spurred greater investments in high tech solutions, finds a recent survey of logistics leaders by MHI, the material handling, logistics and supply chain association.

Because of this, investment in supply innovation over the next two years also is predicted to rise dramatically, according to the 2022 MHI Annual Industry Report, which was unveiled at the MODEX trade show held at the end of March.

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