Beat the heat: Join OSHA's WATER • REST • SHADE campaign
Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Heat Distress can lead to serious physical illness, fatigue and injury. It's not just outdoor workers that are at risk for heat distress, those that work in hot environments such as kitchens, maintenance shops and laundries may also be impacted. The Risk Management professionals at SimpleHR help to identify potential hazards in the workplace, minimizing risks and creating a safer environment for our clients and their employees...
According to OSHA, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure annually. However, heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Employers are encouraged to proactively manage heat stress by implementing prevention steps through environmental workplace controls, work practices and use of acclimation and training programs. The Water • Rest • Shade campaign from OSHA provides valuable online resources to educate employers and employees regarding heat safety. Training staff how to identify and react to heat related illness can save lives!OSHA Heat Safety Tool APP – Free download!
As part of the Water • Rest • Shade campaign, OSHA has released a Heat Safety App which is available for free download on Google Play and iTunes and to monitor heat indexes and provide tips to workers and management for the prevention of heat illness. For information about the app and other resources regarding Heat Stress and Acclimation programs, visit the OSHA web site
SimpleHR Successfully Completes SSAE 16 SOC 1 Audit
SimpleHR, a premier provider of payroll and human resource services, announced it has completed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 compliance audit. The SOC 1 audit, completed by an independent third party, ensures that SimpleHR meets the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for SimpleHR's Payroll Processing Application System and procedures.
As an SSAE 16 SOC 1 compliant company, SimpleHR has demonstrated its commitment to providing clients with the highest standards in processes, controls and procedures. The key operational components that were reviewed in the SOC 1 examination included SimpleHR's general management controls, process and procedure controls, risk management, information security, change management, backup controls, logical and physical access. No exceptions were found in the completion of the audit.
"At SimpleHR we endeavor to consistently grow and enhance our services and seek out ways to provide the best possible customer service to our clients. Completion of the SOC compliancy audit indicates our dedication to maintaining the high standards that our clients have come to appreciate and rely upon," said Bill Lindsley, President of SimpleHR.