This month: "NFDA International Convention & Expo Recap"
Manage the Impact of the 2015 Small Package Rate Increases
Posted: December 19, 2014
Both FedEx and UPS announced their annual small package rate increases. The UPS rate increases will take effect on December 29, 2014, while the FedEx rate increases will take effect on January 5, 2015. As always, how much more expensive your particular small package shipments will be in the New Year largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights, and modes.
Federal Budget Would Benefit Funeral Directors
Posted: December 19, 2014
Last weekend, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion budget that funds the federal government, with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, through September 2015. The Republican-controlled House has already passed the insurance and tax-extender legislation. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
Latest Information: Post-mortem Ebola Guidance
Updated: December 19, 2014
Funeral homes routinely care for individuals who die from contagious diseases and are well-trained to handle these situations using universal precautions that protect the health and safety of staff and the community at-large. Given the serious nature of Ebola, NFDA knows that you are acutely aware of the importance of taking every known precaution – in accordance with the guidance that has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – should you be asked to take an individual who died from an Ebola infection into your care. NFDA has compiled a variety of resources to help you be as safe as possible when handling the bodies of people who have died from an Ebola infection.
NFDA Expands Meet the Mentors Program For 2015
Funeral directors under 40, enter for your chance to participate today
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2014
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Meet the Mentors program will be bigger and better than ever in 2015. Meet the Mentors, which is planned exclusively for young funeral professionals, will take place March 16-18 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, located on the campus of Emory University, in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors is held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
New OSHA Reporting Requirements for Fatalities and Severe Injuries
Updated: December 5, 2014
One of the exceptions to the exemption funeral service has from annual OSHA recordkeeping is the requirement to report fatalities and to report workplace incidents in which three or more workers are hospitalized. That is slated to change in January 2015.
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