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Compliance Newsletter September 2009


Employee Performance Webinar
OSHA Regulations Webinar


HR Success Story
SPCC Plans
Forklift Training
  Transfer of Property
OSHA Update

Upcoming Free Webinar:
An overview of OSHA regulations

OSHA in Plain English

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 8:00am Pacific, 11:00am Eastern

Are you following OSHA regulations? Are you prepared if an OSHA inspector knocks on your door? Concerned about your employees wellbeing? Do you want to implement procedures to control workers’ compensation costs? Join this webinar as you can never know too much about OSHA regulations.


Client Success Story: A Complete HR Compliance Solution in less than 30 days

The Outten family of dealerships has had great success with the implementation of HotlinkHR, KPA's online HR compliance solution.

"KPA offered a risk free 60 day trial period. Within 30 days we were taking job applications and managing employees, and by the end of 60 days we did not know how we had done without it."
-- Renee Derenzo, Controller

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When and why EPA requires you to have a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan

The latest amendment to the SPCC rules has been delayed by the EPA several times since the beginning of the year. KPA clients regularly ask what this means for current regulatory requirements. The EPA is clear about that: “Neither this delay, nor the December 5, 2008, final rule remove any regulatory requirement for owners or operators of facilities in operation before August 16, 2002, to maintain an SPCC Plan in accordance with the SPCC regulations.” In other words, you need an SPCC Plan today to be compliant.

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Upcoming Free Webinar:
The Ten Deadly Questions
Learn how to manage problem employees and decrease your liability in the event of termination.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time: 9:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Eastern

Dealing ethically and legally with employee performance issues and when necessary firing non-performing employees is a challenge.

This webinar is designed to give you the tools and techniques to improve employee performance and to help reduce the risk of employment litigation when it is necessary to terminate an employee. You will learn how to document employee performance concerns and define plans for improvement. Also learn the ten questions you must be able to answer prior to termination of an employee to reduce your legal liability.


OSHA Update
OSHA updates Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards.
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Forklift Training
A recent death at a car dealership is a stark reminder of the need for a thorough forklift training program. KPA has recently added 2 additional online trainings to our offerings: Forklift Training for Operators and Forklift Training for Supervisors. These trainings help our clients comply with all OSHA training requirements. Read on to find out more about what’s required by OSHA.
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Environmental Considerations for the Transfer of Property
Do you need an Environmental Site Assessment? Are you considering a real estate transaction that involves possible environmental concerns? This article explains the procedures and documentation you need.
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