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Complying with labor and employment laws relating to social networking

The flurry of labor and employment laws and regulations dealing with social networking in organizations makes it difficult to formulate a solid policy. Organizations have to comply with laws from these regulatory agencies and legislations in developing and implementing their own policy with regard labor and employment laws relating to social networking. These are some of them:

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • The Federal Trade Commission
  • The…
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Added by kate smith on June 30, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Understanding the way the FDA works in handling food imports

The FDA’s task is cut out when it comes to one of its core functions –that of regulating imports. With the US economy absorbing food imports to the tune of $ 49 billion every year and with its allied regulatory agencies overseeing an astronomical number of nearly half a million facilities in the US and abroad; the FDA is certainly in a most unenviable position.

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In view of the fact that these foods are imported from almost all over the world to be sold into the US…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on June 30, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

Payroll deduction –an overview

Payroll deduction is a tricky job. Payroll professionals have to wade through innumerable, elaborate laws that apply to different kinds of pay. If one kind of payroll deduction applies to an employee who lives in one state and works in another; another kind of…

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Added by kate smith on June 29, 2017 at 7:59am — No Comments

Advantages and disadvantages of Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records (EHR) or electronic medical records (EMR), as they are called, are of enormous use in the fields of healthcare and medical sciences. They have a number of features that enable the patient; the medical professional and the healthcare provider have complete and unimaginably easy access to all important records that relate to the patient.

A direct result of the…

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Added by Roger Steven on June 29, 2017 at 7:50am — No Comments

Why does FDA think they can Regulate them, and why do others think they Cannot

This presentation will review the legal definition of medical device, and how it is applied by FDA to in vitro diagnostic tests. It will review the history of FDA interest in LDTs, and will describe the current situation with respect to Laboratory-developed tests. It will describe tests which have been cleared by FDA and those which have attempted clearance but not been cleared. It will discuss possible future actions by FDA and by the US laboratory community and assess their…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on June 29, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

Handling travel pay

Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DoL) have requirements that need to be met when considering compensable travel pay. The requirements for this segment of pay have to be met from gross pay and overtime calculation.

Many components go into making this calculation. Factors such as one day assignment but overnight concerns, waiting time, meeting and training regulations come into play. Making these calculations rightly is important to meet the…

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Added by kate smith on June 28, 2017 at 8:36am — No Comments

Safety Management and OSHA Compliance

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Why is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance necessary? For a simple reason: OSHA compliance is the surest legal way of ensuring safety at the workplace. Safety management and OSHA compliance go hand in hand and are deeply connected to and intertwined with each…

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Added by John Robinson on June 28, 2017 at 6:17am — No Comments

How current regulations effect product development strategies

The life sciences market in Japan, consisting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and combination products, is huge by the standards of the markets in the neighborhood, such as China, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. It compares with those of Europe and North America. The main reasons attributed for this are the high spending power of the population, high number and density of the population, the aging population and the huge spending on the healthcare sector on R and D and… Continue

Added by Adam Fleaming on June 28, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Collaboration is important for getting things done, if handled properly

Collaboration is an essential part of our lives and careers. It is a great means to getting things done when it is not possible for us to carry out all our work ourselves. What did you do when you built your house? Did you carry out all the work related to construction, such as painting, plumbing or…

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Added by kate smith on June 27, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Documenting Software for FDA Submissions

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The Agile methodology is an important tool for software project management. It emerged out of the gradual efforts at arriving at a team based methodology of iterative software development. Its close association with software makes it as suitable to this field as Lean is to manufacturing.…

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Added by John Robinson on June 27, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments

All about biosimilars –from development to registration

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Biosimilars can be described as near-copies of an original pharmaceutical product that another company may have manufactured. These products are versions of an original or innovative product, but are officially approved.

There is a misconception that they are similar to or are the same as generics, but this is not so in…

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Added by John Robinson on June 27, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

Putting the MS Excel VBA to optimal use

Visual BASIC for Applications (VBA) is the programming language built into MS Excel and other MS programs. It is a macro, which, as we know, is a recording of a series of tasks. At a simple level, it can be thought of as a smaller version of programing in that once certain tasks are assigned to it, it carries them out.

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The main function of a macro is to work within a program such as MS Excel and automate tasks that…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on June 27, 2017 at 5:36am — No Comments

Food Manufacturing Sanitation Checklist

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Added by Meyer Industrial on June 22, 2017 at 5:11pm — No Comments

10 Ways To Destress Your Employees (Infographic)

The Jacobson Group created the infographic below to showcase easy steps to help relieve stress for your employees during the work day. A more stress free environment can help build a stronger relationship with your employees as well as a more efficient and productive workplace. Check out some of our tips below!…

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Added by The Jacobson Group on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Guide to Comparing Safety Gloves

Something that fits perfectly is said to fit “like a glove,” but those who work with hazardous materials should know that, depending on the circumstances, a glove may not fit “like a glove” at all. That’s because not all gloves provide the same level of protection against all types of hazardous materials. What provides complete protection against certain types of chemical solvents may not protect you from other types. Whether you work in a laboratory or in an industrial environment where…

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Added by Enviro Tech International on June 20, 2017 at 11:05am — No Comments

HIPAA compliance expectations from Small Healthcare Providers

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Added by John Robinson on June 14, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments

Food safety concerns and issues and ways of mitigating them

Food, despite being the most important human need, is fraught with many risks and hazards. The food chain, which consists of activities that cover everything from the proverbial farm to fork, passes through many points at which a harm of any nature can happen. The chances of risks to the food safety chain are all the more amplified in this age of globalization, when food travels through many regions and continents from its source to its destination.…

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Added by Adam Fleaming on June 14, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments

A Guide to Employee Recognition

Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, and should be recognized for all the work they do for a company. Motivating them to go above and beyond is extremely important for a successful business, and recognizing employees is a great way to increase productivity and improve workforce engagement and retention. Many employers use employee recognition programs to improve safety amongst workers. In honor of National Safety Month, here is an infogrpahic on how to implement an incentive…

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Added by Julie Feece on June 13, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

Bringing about positive changes into the US healthcare system

The American healthcare industry is a curious mélange. On the one hand, it is the world’s largest industry, with an estimated size of around $ three trillion. It is a system in which any treatment option that one can think of is available to the patient. Yet, it is characterized by a high degree of inefficiency and exorbitant costs. Many treatment options are out of reach of a large number of patients. It also suffers from non-implementation of many best practices that would have ensured a…

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Added by Roger Steven on June 13, 2017 at 8:24am — No Comments

Change Control is at the core of GMP Compliance

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Added by John Robinson on June 13, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

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5 Reasons Why Teens Get Addicted to Alcohol and Drugs

Teenage can be considered as the most difficult period of life. During the teenage years, boys and girls become so desperate that they can do anything they wish. It is basically a vulnerable time when teens try to navigate the bridge between adulthood and childhood. Teens are the most rebellious and as per the study, this is the reason why they get involved in anti-social activities. Not only that, they often become addicted to drug and alcohol because of their rebellious nature.Now this is not…See More
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Response to Marine Oil Spills

Oil spills can wreak havoc on the environment and cause irreversible damage if they aren’t controlled in a timely manner. However, emergency responders need to be trained to react to emergencies quickly and efficiently to prevent more damage. The type of training they receive should depend on their proximity to the spill and whether they need to stop, contain or recover oil from release.For instance, workers who are assigned as early responders to an oil spill should be given more training…See More
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Where does GMP Training end and HR training begin?

That pharmaceutical companies need to hire professionals with the requisite qualifications is beyond question. This is not only required for the smooth conduct of activities in their course of their day-to-day work, but also because the FDA has set out its requirements for the proper educational and skill set qualification of employees in this profession in 21 CFR 211.25(a).This FDA section underlines the need for educational qualifications, training and experience to carry out their job…See More
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Python Condition Objects Tutorial in 2018

If you have knowledge of other programming languages, then you would know the importance of conditional statements. Conditional statements are required for taking decisions. Whenever we operate the…Continue

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Automation Anywhere. How do I pick a value from dropdown 1 Reply

Automation Anywhere. How do I pick a value from dropdown. I tried 'set text' from a copied variable. Its very slow, and also doesnt…Continue

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Agile overcome common software security challenges

Paradoxically, security is a negative goal. To secure something, you must understand how insecure it is. Start by trying to break it or by figuring out how other people might break it. The same is…Continue

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Understanding Data Parallelism in MapReduce

In order to understand the goals of MapReduce, it is important to realize for which scenarios MapReduce is optimized. The MapReduce programming model is created for processing data which requires…Continue

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TensorFlow serving vs TensorFlow service

I have a question regarding the difference between TensorFlow Serving versus TensorFlow service. (Sorry that I'm not familiar with this at all.)I found TensorFlow serving's definition, which is "…Continue

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