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OSHA Proposes Rule Amid Privacy Concerns

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual by removing provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule. OSHA believes this proposal maintains safety and health protections for workers, protects privacy and reduces the burdens of complying with the current rule.

The proposed rule eliminates the requirement to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to maintain injury and illness records. These establishments would be required to electronically submit information only from OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

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Financial Corner: What to Focus on Before 401k Participant Outcomes

From our partners at Two West Advisors
By Vern Cushenbery

Most new 401k plan sponsor clients don’t ask for help in changing over to an outcomes-based focus. Usually, they want help fixing one of there “pain points”—and advisors should address it before opening a dialogue about shifting to an outcomes focus.

It’s the duty of plan advisors to meet clients where they are. Some sponsors have a paternalistic, long-term mindset, and they quickly grasp the outcomes-based approach. But many employers have not reached that point. Instead, something isn’t working well with their plan, and it has created distractions for them that preclude big-picture thinking.

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Truss Bowls for Kids’ Sake with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

A huge thank you goes out to all those who supported and participated in Summer Bowl 2018 this July! Each Summer, BBBSKC hosts this community fundraiser to raise funds that go towards helping to create a long-lasting impact on children in our community. This year, Truss associates have raised over $21,540 for this event all to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater KC, and we definitely had fun doing it.