Labor Law Guy

Complying With Government Regulations the CD-ROM Way

Posted in Federal Labor Law, Random Musings, State Labor Law by laborlawguy on February 26, 2009

Personnel Concepts, according to those I’ve spoken with there recently, is making a big push to create interactive tools for companies to create documents and posters to comply with OSHA and other regulations.

First to come out was the Fire Prevention Program CD-ROM. OSHA requires that every place of business create, print and distribute to every employee a fire prevention plan. This CD lets you do that by answering a series of on-screen questions on your computer monitor. It then creates a file to print out everything you need.

Ditto with Personnel Concepts’ second interactive software tool,  the Emergency Action Plan CD-ROM. OSHA requires that employers create, print and distribute exit-route instructions for emergencies, along with emergency action procedures and reporting steps. This clever little tool does that all for you with keystroked input about your workplace.

Other companies offer similar products, but Personnel Concepts seems to be both thorough and authoritative, even offering to pay your fines should these programs not produce the documents you need.

Worth a look, especially since both programs run on Macs and PCs.

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  1. Jon Brack said, on March 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Personnel Concepts has always been a poster company. Are they now getting into digital products. Reading your blogs you make reference to Personnel Concepts in a few different areas. Do you know of any new directions they are going in?

  2. laborlawguy said, on March 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I can’t give you many details, but overall I know they’re going more digital and more Web-oriented. The Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plan CDs were the first steps in that direction. Go check out the products at Personnel Concepts.

  3. Todd Gaunchy said, on March 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I heard about this company mention on another site called GovRegs. Never heard of them before but they have some awesome tools for getting a job done that otherwise would take for ever if you did it your self. Great time saving place. Nowadays everything is about saving money…and wasting my time is something I do not have. The CD rom approach is a great step for Personnel Concepts or for that matter any company to take. Automation is key. Then perhaps we can get rid of all the blue collar lazy union people. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself…

  4. Monica Facio said, on March 6, 2009 at 11:49 am

    It’s amazing how some of the Personnel Concepts products make some things so simple. Everything from labor law posters to kits and not CD-ROM products. I have to admit 22 questions to avoid hours of building and researching codes and laws. You can’t go wrong doing this.

  5. Gina Richter said, on March 6, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Great move forward. I wonder why it has taken them so long. With the paper less movement amongst corporations growing all the time it makes you wonder why are they doing this now. They should of been doing this a long time ago. I’ve used their Fire Prevention CD it seemed to simple. Has anyone tried the Emergency Action Program yet.

  6. Scott Melissa said, on March 10, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Great move. Do you know of any other products they might be coming out with? These kinds of products are great for my locations. Quick and Easy…how much could you ask for.


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