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July 2020

Early data guides employers on three key workers' comp issues and COVID-19

OSHA PPE requirements and COVID-19

Controlling workers comp costs: insights from five studies

HR Tip: New EEOC guidance related to COVID-19 and family members

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June 2020

Coronavirus, Workers' Compensation and OSHA regulatory and legislative updates

Ten costly mistakes when reopening and operating a business during COVID-19

Highlights of the 2020 NCCI Symposium: focus on what coronavirus means for the workers' comp industry

HR Tip: EEOC expands COVID-19 workplace guidance, delays EEO-1 deadline

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May 2020

Coronavirus and Workers' Compensation: important updates

Coronavirus and OSHA: important updates

Returning to workplace checklist

HR Tip: EEOC issues updated Covid-19 Technical Assistance Publication

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April 2020

Coronavirus: Workers' Compensation and OSHA considerations

Preparing for a reduction in force from a Workers' Compensation perspective

FAQ: Coronavirus and the workplace

HR Tip: Resources to help navigate the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), IRS tax relief, and related employment laws

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March 2020

Benchmarking your culture

NSC report addresses how existing technologies can save lives and reduce serious injuries

Important takeaways from recent studies

HR Tip: New I-9 form now available

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February 2020

OSHA: A review and look ahead

Ten commandments for a workers' comp audit

Understanding and combating medical provider fraud in Workers' Compensation

HR Tip: Retaliation continues to top EEOC workplace discrimination charges

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January 2020

Watch out for 20 costly workers' comp mistakes in 2020: Part One (1 - 10)

Watch out for 20 costly workers' comp mistakes in 2020: Part Two (11 - 20)

OSHA alert: Form 300A deadlines approaching

HR Tip: Landmark rulings overturn three NLRB major decisions

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December 2019

Workplace safety: an untapped tool to attract and retain skilled workers

Seven reasons to stay strategic in a soft market

OSHA reiterates that online safety training may not meet requirements

HR Tip: Gifts employees hate

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November 2019

The new overtime rule and workers' compensation

Early workplace injuries predictor of frequent filers

Six reasons you can't ignore mental health in workers' comp

HR Tip: Managers are key to culture issues - how to avoid a toxic workplace

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October 2019

OSHA's Top 10 violations: three action steps for employers

Seven ways to improve Workplace Health Promotion Programs for all-sized employers

NIOSH checklist helps companies evaluate the effectiveness of Hearing Loss Prevention Programs

HR Tip: Employees cannot decline FMLA leave even when a collective bargaining agreement says otherwise

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September 2019

How safety first improves your bottom line

Ten questions to assess your workplace's preparedness for an active shooter

Update: marijuana in the workplace remains daunting for employers

HR Tip: DOL opinion letter: Parent attendance at school IEP meetings are covered by the FMLA

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August 2019

The key to a healthy company: eliminating lost injury time

Insights from OSHA's recently released enforcement summary

12 mistakes employers make when an OSHA inspector knocks unexpectedly

HR Tip: Supreme Court ruling alerts employers to quickly compare EEOC complaints and lawsuits

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July 2019

Five mistakes employers make when using data to develop risk control programs

Six studies: what does and doesn't work to improve claims outcomes

"At-will employee" no defense for firing an employee after reporting a safety hazard

HR Tip: Depression and suicide: a growing workplace worry

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June 2019

Highlights of the 2019 NCCI Symposium

Important information on the classification of independent contractors vs. employees

5 ways to make visual communication more effective

HR Tip: EEOC update - Wellness programs

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May 2019

Understanding the drivers of serious injuries by industry - Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index

Employee behavior and heat-related illness: 5 problem-solutions

Ten most dangerous jobs

HR Tip: Retaliation tops list of EEOC charges for 8th consecutive year

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April 2019

Occupational health and safety risks now top cost disruptor

Understanding OSHA's general duty clause

PPE and women: 13 do's and don'ts

HR Tip: Two important FMLA documents

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March 2019

The daunting challenge of maintaining a drug-free workplace

More than 60,000 employers submit data not required by OSHA

Bike-share and motorized scooter workers' comp risks

HR Tip: Bolstering recruitment efforts in 2019

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February 2019

Looking beyond the data - Experience mod is not a proxy for safety performance

OSHA: 2018 enforcement facts and what to watch for in 2019

A new approach to serious injury and fatality prevention

HR Tip: Have you updated these policies in your 2019 employee handbook?

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January 2019

OSHA alert: Injury reporting records take on increased importance and upcoming deadlines

The human factor: preventing the damage caused by your people and their practices - By Lyndsey Neller-Harper

Important takeaways from recent studies and reports

HR Tip: Court ruling does not affect ACA obligations

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December 2018

Seven actions to improve existing work comp practices and boost employee engagement in 2019

Seven emerging risks and trends to watch

The possibilities of telemedicine in workers' comp

HR Tip: Are you still doing annual performance reviews?

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November 2018

Much needed clarification from OSHA on anti-retaliation provisions

Preliminary list of top ten OSHA violations includes eye and face protection for first time

Seven ways to bolster employee participation in wellness program

HR Tip: 12 tips to keep your holiday party under control

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October 2018

OSHA update - Walking/Working Surfaces Rule - important deadline approaching, enforcement lessons

Safety risks soar with workforce shortage

Standing desks: the jury's still out

HR Tip: New FMLA forms available from DOL

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September 2018

You need to know the players to win the workers' comp game

Three ways detailed job descriptions protect employers and save costs

Important studies

HR Tip: How employers are controlling health benefit costs

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August 2018

Case study: determining the risks of delayed recovery

How employers get tripped up by the complexities of Workers' Comp, ADA, and FMLA regulations

The forgotten question in PPE training

HR Tip: SHRM benefit survey on popular perks

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July 2018

Studies:Getting a handle on two comp cost drivers: motor vehicle accidents and claim denials

Fatigue: a hidden workplace risk

OSHA update: Silica

HR Tip: NLRB General Counsel issues guidance on employer handbook rules

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June 2018

Eight summer workplace risks

Reports: Top reasons for serious workplace injuries and large workers' comp losses

Update: July 1 deadline for OSHA 300-A electronic data submission

HR Tip: Study: Engaged employees have fewer accidents and lower absenteeism

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May 2018

Overcoming the opioid crisis in the workplace

The many lives of an OSHA violation

In the aftermath of an injury or death, know what to say

HR Tip: DOL issues three opinion letters and fact sheet

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April 2018

New insights on reducing the costs of work-related injuries

OSHA not legally bound by five-year look back for repeat violations

The ten most dangerous jobs

HR Tip: Report: why employers are getting wellbeing wrong

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March 2018

Getting LOTO wrong is costly - Here's how to get it right

OSHA's removal of the term "unexpected energization" from the LOTO standard likely to lead to more citations

Prequalifying your business can be money in the bank

HR Tip: ABA's summary of 2017 FMLA cases

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February 2018

OSHA and EEOC regulatory updates and enforcement stats on first year of Trump administration

Trends in combatting abuse and fraud in Workers' Compensation

Good communication can help lower workers comp costs

HR Tip: Less stringent test for intern pay adopted by DOL

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January 2018

What to expect in 2018

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A culture of caring is the secret to optimizing performance for many companies

HR Tip: NLRB overturns Obama-era rulings related to joint employment and handbooks

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December 2017

OSHA news

Three compelling reasons why you should prepare a workers' comp premium audit package

13 point claims annual checkup

HR Tip: Important information about Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA)

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November 2017

Don't let your holiday party become a legal liability

Six ways employers unwittingly fuel workplace violence

Important takeaways from recent studies and reports

HR Tip: Failure to pay for pre-shift work can be costly

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October 2017

Getting employees onboard to new approaches for back pain

What works in Workers' Comp: learning from others

Hurricane recovery: Workers' Comp implications

HR Tip: Enforcement of joint employer liability for temporary worker safety remains strong

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September 2017

What employers should expect from an insurance agent

PPE: Eleven common mistakes made by employers

When employers are vicariously liable for employee automobile accidents

HR Tip: Can employers terminate for employees for off duty activities?

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August 2017

OSHA update: Electronic record keeping, regulatory agenda, combustible dust, noise in construction

The quandary of legal pot and workers' compensation deepens

Two costly medical actions to avoid: physician dispensing and emergency rooms

HR Tip: Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Re-Review process updated

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July 2017

Minor workplace incidents can mean danger is ahead

Handling workers' comp claims is a numbers game

Overcoming barriers to return to work

HR Tip: Trends in perks

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June 2017

Legislative update

Four troubling trends threaten worker safety

Highlights of the 2017 NCCI Symposium

HR Tip: Employers underestimate impact of change on employees

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May 2017

The challenges of heat-related illnesses and how technology can help

Psychosocial issues top the list of barriers to successful claim outcomes

Learn how employees are contesting Workers' Comp exclusive remedy in court

HR Tip: Post-Offer medical examination "textbook case" of ADA

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April 2017

Takeaways from WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference: worker outcomes, attorney involvement

Five ways employers derail claims with poor medical choices

Seven in ten employers impacted by employee prescription drug use

HR Tip: ABA's summary of 2016 FMLA cases

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March 2017

Protect yourself: Every employer needs to understand the Borrowed Servant Doctrine

Key provisions of OSHA's new rule on walking/working surfaces, fall protection

Lessons from a small company recognized as one of America's safest companies

HR Tip: ADA: Beware of risks of litigation from deceased former employee's estate

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February 2017

From adversary to advocacy: the claims process

Important studies and employee takeaways

OSHA fines increase and some startling facts about them

HR Tip: Workplace trends in 2017: Performance Management tops the list

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January 2017

OSHA Form 300A posting date approaching, plus new letters of interpretation and electronic recordkeeping requirements for 2017

OSHA's revised recordkeeping rule in effect: are you ready?

Award-winning employers' successful workers' comp strategies

HR Tip: Red flag for potential litigation - fear

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December 2016

Looking ahead to 2017 in Workers' Compensation

Rethinking Return to Work

Claims management review checklist

HR Tip: Emerging employment issues top EEOC priorities

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November 2016

OSHA's top 10 most cited violations for FY 2016

Six common mistakes employers make in preventing bullying and workplace violence

Holiday parties: proceed with caution

HR Tip: Significant decisions for federal contractors and subcontractors

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October 2016

Q & A: Experience Modification Factor

At Work: How Old is too Old?

Tips to address the most common workplace injury - hearing loss

HR Tip: Understanding the role of employees in automated systems

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September 2016

How to position your company to get the lowest possible premium

New studies and surveys

Do's and Don'ts of incident report writing

HR Tip: Incivility at work begets incivility to co-workers: study

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August 2016

Ahead of the Game: Employer Information Alerts

Seven top workplace hazards

Ownership changes and the Experience Mod

HR Tip: Gallup study: engaged workplace culture can reduce accident rates by as much as 70%

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July 2016

Turn your safety culture into a profit center

Containing the growing risk of workers' compensation retaliation claims

Recent studies show employers have work to do in their safety and wellness programs

HR Tip: Employee happiness enhances productivity and the bottom line

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June 2016

Major regulatory changes from OSHA and DOL rile many employers

NCCI - Channeling Change: Meeting the challenges of an evolving market

Is the Zika virus the new summer threat?

HR Tip: EEOC issues final rule on wellness programs and guidance on leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA

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May 2016

Don't let employer-sponsored sports and events become "forced fun"

Prescription drugs and opioids - more bad news

Workplace safety apps

HR Tip: New FMLA Notice and Guide from DOL

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April 2016

Ahead of the Game: OSHA alert

Claims tip: Missed steps cost employer over $50,000

Studies: Protecting workers from motor vehicle crashes saves big dollars

HR Tip: Online job applications turning off prospective employees

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March 2016

17 steps for implementing a successful Return-to-Work (RTW) program

Turn your workers' comp into a profit center

How to prevent the safety practices of contractors and suppliers from derailing your safety program

HR Tip: ABA's summary of 2015 FMLA cases

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February 2016

How to ensure you are not overcharged in the premium audit

Ten important studies about Workers' Compensation

Don't let a good hire go bad

HR Tip: Inclement weather and employee pay

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January 2016

OSHA 300A forms must post by February 1

Sixteen "do's" and "don'ts" for 2016

OSHA final top ten violations

HR Tip: Minimum wage hikes effective January 1

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December 2015

Are you making workers' comp "employee friendly"?

What to expect from OSHA in 2016

Year-end bonuses impact Workers' Comp premiums

HR Tip: How to improve recruiting efforts

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November 2015

The company party: cheer or hangover?

Why there are too many slips, trips, and falls

Work comp costs get healed through onsite treatment

HR Tip: Start educating workers about form 1095-C

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October 2015

Is your safety process getting more than lip service?

Troubling news in BLS report on worker fatalities

Lawyers say workers' comp retaliation claims are increasing

HR Tip: Reference checks: worth the time

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September 2015

Seven ways to create a welcoming workplace for aging workers

Myth: Lower job classifications mean lower premiums

Workers' comp benefits for employees decline, but employer costs rise

HR Tip: Managing FMLA intermittent leave

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August 2015

DOL guidance on misclassification stresses most workers are employees

Six factors trigger an OSHA inspection

Painkillers: Costly for employers and deadly for employees

HR Tip: Nine tips on how to hire freelancers

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July 2015

Establish a level playing field for Workers' Comp or get blindsided by high premiums

AHEAD OF THE GAME - Employer Information Alerts

Save time and money by taking proactive steps to promote safety: leading indicators

HR Tip: Only one in ten have talent to become manager

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June 2015

The current state of the workers' compensation industry: Turbulence

Why workers' comp claims spike in the summer months

Delays in reporting claims can increase costs by over 50%: study

HR Tip: Internships: know the law

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May 2015

14 ways to minimize the business risk of employer-sponsored sports and events

AHEAD OF THE GAME - Employer Information Alerts

The Germanwings tragedy: challenges of mental illness in the workplace

HR Tip: Hiring managers do not know interview questions that are illegal to ask

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April 2015

Compliance alert: June 1, 2015 deadline for GHS compliance

Making safe driving practices a priority for all employees will lower workers' compensation costs

Important studies and employer takeaways

HR Tip: Interview strategies changing

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March 2015

Eight costly communication mistakes employers make

Nine employer healthcare strategies we are sure to see in 2015

The occasional telecommuter and workers' compensation

HR Tip: DOL issues final rule extending FMLA leave rights to same-sex couples

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February 2015

Overexertion accounts for more than 25% of the top ten injury costs: Liberty Mutual

Six tips for prepping for a premium audit

Common employer mistakes in Lockout/Tagout programs

HR Tip: Few employers prepared for aging workforce

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January 2015

OSHA 300A forms must post by February 1, plus changes for 2015

19-point Workers' Comp program annual checkup

OSHA's top ten most cited violations

HR Tip: Top five employee deal-breakers

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December 2014

2015 Workers' Comp challenges for employers: takeaways from 20

How to avoid a spike in slip and fall claims during harsh winters

OSHA standard interpretations regarding recording of prescription medications and accidents while traveling to work

HR Tip: Career Builder survey on sick time: December most popular month

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November 2014

How to plot year-end savings in Workers' Comp

Top ten Workers' Compensation cost drivers

Ebola and workers' compensation

HR Tip: Office parties: proceed with caution

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October 2014

New OSHA injury reporting rules go into effect January 1, 2015

NCCI updates: Split point, indemnity reporting and Medicare set asides

Five easy, inexpensive and effective ways to lower workplace injuries

HR Tip: Prescription drugs, employers and the ADA

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September 2014

And the headline reads: Business owner faces felony charges following employee death

Heads up! Three important current OSHA trends

The ten most dangerous jobs

HR Tip: HIPAA and a work-related injury

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August 2014

Overcoming common workplace safety obstacles with six effective communication techniques

New studies and guidelines address two persistent Workers' Comp issues: opioids and obesity

Identifying and combatting sleep deprivation and fatigue in the workplace

HR Tip: Pay top priority for Millennials

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July 2014

Be prepared for the risk of "sudden cardiac arrest"

How to avoid hiring a Workers' Comp claim

Fear of being fired after injury leads to longer disability durations: study

HR Tip: Standing meetings improve creativity, teamwork

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June 2014

Heat stress: preventable, but common and costly

Narcotic misuse and abuse still plagues Workers' Comp system: an analysis by state

Creating a zero injury culture

HR Tip: SHRM Satisfaction Survey: Compensation tops list for first time in five years

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May 2014

Steps to reduce the risks of compensable injuries from employer-sponsored sports teams or events

Major issues facing the Workers' Compensation industry

Seven tips to ensure a successful return to work process

HR Tip: Mindfulness replacing multitasking

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April 2014

Five ways your company's safety plan is vulnerable

Why non-litigious injured employees lawyer up

New glove technology provides protection, comfort and dexterity

HR Tip: Cost of a bad hire

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March 2014

How employers can stay sane in a challenging Workers' Comp climate

Five tips for prepping for a premium audit

PPE: New consensus standard released; Unionized employers applaud Supreme Court decision on donning PPE

HR Tip: How to run an effective meeting

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February 2014

Wellness programs: what's working, what's not

How to survive an OSHA audit

Why good workers do not work safely

HR Tip: Pay for employees in bad weather

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January 2014

Employers beware: OSHA issued 55% more citations for violations of top ten cited standards

OSHA Form 300A posting date approaching, plus OSHA's plans for recordkeeping changes

Knowing the milestones in your policy year can help lower costs

HR Tip: Career Builder survey reveals five tips for recruiters

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December 2013

Workers' Compensation is getting the attention of top management: nine reasons to revisit strategies for 2014

Identifying questionable claims

Lessons from America's safest companies

HR Tip: How not to hire disruptive employees

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November 2013

Understanding remuneration: A year-end strategy for Workers' Compensation

Job classifications and special considerations: Year-end strategy for Workers' Compensation

Key takeaways from the 2013 National Safety Congress & Expo

HR Tip: Analysis of EEOC litigation reveals focus on disability, Charlotte and Philadelphia areas

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October 2013

OSHA deadline of December 1 for Hazcom compliance is fast approaching

Stress and Workers' Compensation

Tips on managing an aging workforce

HR Tip: Employers' shift to consumer driven plans and wellness programs contribute to modest increases in group premiums

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September 2013

The deadliest jobs

Six ways to stop dollar leakage from Workers' Compensation programs

Why workers do not report injuries

HR Tip: ACA notices: Who has to provide them by Oct. 1

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August 2013

Just what the doctor ordered: how you can control Workers' Comp prescription drug costs

How to stop higher Workers' Comp pricing pressures

Reducing lost time pays big dividends

HR Tip: Target memo says not all Hispanics eat tacos

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July 2013

Six common roadblocks to optimizing incident investigation

Eight Do's and Don'ts of using mobile apps in the workplace

Q & A: Fit for Duty evaluations

HR Tip: How employers are preparing for health care reform

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June 2013

Industry trends help guide the management of Workers' Compensation

How to minimize the business risk of employer-sponsored sports teams

IRS proposed rules on wellness programs and Affordable Care Act disappoints employers

HR Tip: Make sure volunteer workers Carry Workers' Compensation

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May 2013

Employer decisions about health reform may push up Workers' Compensation costs

Taking the stress out of heat

Five common Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mistakes

HR Tip: Background checks and Social Media

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April 2013

With 35 the new definition of older worker, it's time to focus on reducing injuries for everyone

Workers' Compensation insurance industry trends affecting employers

Have you looked at your communication channels lately?

HR Tip: The importance of job descriptions

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March 2013

Workers' Comp "tail" continues to grow

Q & A's: What you need to know about the 2013 deadline for OSHA's New Hazard Communication Standard

Wellness study: Best practices to improve medical cost trends and employee health

HR Tip: Millenniums and professionalism

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February 2013

Twelve dos and don'ts of preparing for a premium audit

Co-morbidities: cracking a hard nut

Medical marijuana and Workers' Compensation

HR Tip: What is Blake Mouton's Managerial Grid?

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January 2013

A strategic approach to Workers' Compensation

Don't miss February 1st deadline for posting OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses - plus Q & A regarding common recordkeeping mistakes

Government contractors: Does health care reform apply to me? What now?

HR Tip: Spotting scoundrels

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December 2012

Ten Costly Return-to-Work Mistakes revisited

Important lessons for employers from recent reports

Safety tips: Avoiding cold stress

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November 2012

Managing renewals in a changing Workers' Compensation market

The 10 most dangerous jobs in the United States

Bonuses and gifts and Workers' Compensation remuneration

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October 2012

How a holistic approach to health risks plugs leaks in your bottom line

Employers beware: over 20% rise in mid-year questionable claims

Lessons from America's safest companies

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September 2012

Five fallacies that trip up Return-to-Work (RTW) programs

Workplace violence: an employer's responsibility

Lessons learned from the NFL lawsuits

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August 2012

Top ten ways employers mess up Workers' Comp claims

Helpful new studies, surveys and guides

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July 2012

As rates firm, an audit review is essential

What employers can do to stop narcotic abuse

As obesity adds more weight to Workers' Comp bills, employees blame workplace

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June 2012

NCCI update: What you need to know about the NCCI Experience Mod change and more...

New resources for summer hazards: heat and insects

Seven reasons why safety training fails

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May 2012

The Workers' Comp perfect storm

Summer tempters: summer interns, events and employer sponsored sports teams - good business or business risk?

Narcotic drugs persist as key Workers' Comp driver

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April 2012

Employers' Workers' Comp top concerns in 2012 and their surprising ignorance

Five costly, unnecessary mistakes employers make when an injury occurs

Putting your employees in the best position to keep Workers' Comp costs down

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March 2012

New approaches to employee retention

Employers beware: OSHA trends

ACOEM issues two guidance documents: occupation hearing loss; managing workplace fatigue

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February 2012

Top five most expensive workplace injuries

How worksite wellness movement can benefit Workers' Comp

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January 2012

2011 Workers' Comp decisions offer insights for employers in 2012

OSHA Form 300A posting date approaching

NLRB postpones effective date of posting rule from Jan. 31 to April 30, 2012

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December 2011

Six benchmarks for evaluating Return-to-Work programs

The time is NOW for employers to understand rule changes on Experience Mods

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November 2011

The prescription for keeping WorkComp costs down is in finding the right physician

Workers' Comp 'grim market' means rate hikes for many states

Nine ways to reduce the #1 cause of workplace injuries

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October 2011

Seven ways to prevent medical-only claims from morphing into lost-time claims

Don't be blindsided by the Borrowed Servant Doctrine

Little good news for Workers’ Comp in recent reports

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September 2011

What you know can save big dollars

Workers' Comp and the hiring conundrum

Job candidate testing program a great ride for Harley Davidson

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July 2011

Older workers and return to work

Employer sponsored sports teams or events: team building or business risk?

In Workers' Compensation cases subrogation may be a solution

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June 2011

24/7 work culture stretches Workers' Compensation exposure

Taking the stress out of heat

New ADAAA regulations: implications for Workers' Compensation

Disability Claims stats may surprise

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May 2011

Don't be late for a very important date

The construction industry: leverage classifications to save money

The causes of Workers' Compensation retaliation claims

Tips for training young workers

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April 2011

Do's & Don'ts to help avoid hiring a Workers' Comp claim

Distracted driving

Important studies

Important FMLA Decisions

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March 2011

Using the Experience Mod to pave way for more business

Workers' Comp Red Flag Checklist

Wellness as a business strategy takes proper planning

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February 2011

Medical treatment is key to Return-to-Work

Posting OSHA 300A February 1 more important than ever

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January 2011

Workers' Compensation 2010: Eleven issues that will impact the year ahead

14 Point Workers' Comp Program annual checkup

OSHA's top ten most cited violations

Legal corner

Legislative update

Things you should know

 

December 2010

Fatigue at work a bad sign of the economic times

The not-so-simple Course and Scope rule

OSHA watch

Bonuses and gifts and Workers' Compensation remuneration

Valuable reports and studies BLS: Days Away from Work Trends

Social media case to watch

Things you should know

 

November 2010

What you should know about your Experience Modification Factor

Advisor helps janitorial service sweep away high injury rate

Obese workers cost a whopping $73.1 billion in healthcare, absenteeism and presenteeism

OSHA watch

Computer Vision Syndrome

Legislative updates

Things you should know

 

October 2010

It pays to keep employees fit - Long-term savings in health care and Workers' Compensation costs from Workplace Wellness Program

Bullying in the Workplace

Fraud trends – National Insurance Crime Bureau

Legal corner

What employees really care about

OSHA update

Legislative update

Things you should know

 

September 2010

Corralling runaway medical costs

When it comes to using PPE in the workplace, the "eyes" have it

Study: Avoiding Litigation: What Can Employers, Insurers, and State Workers' Compensation Agencies Do?

Telecommuting and Workers' Compensation

OSHA watch

Legislative updates

Legal Corner

Things you should know

 

August 2010

Return-to-Work: Accommodations not enough, process is key

Surprisingly dangerous jobs

Roofers leaving job due to chronic pain

OSHA watch

Some alarming facts about costs of claims

High costs of misclassifications

Legislative updates

Things you should know

 

July 2010

Seven common blunders supervisors can avoid

Workplace violence can put your company at risk

OSHA watch

Legal corner

Legislative updates

Things you should know

Wellness programs: Employers reassessing financial incentives according to study

OSHA fact sheets on protecting workers in summer heat

 

June 2010

Six ways to control the transportation-related Workers’ Comp costs

Pulling the plug on four unnecessary Workers’ Comp costs

OSHA watch

Legal corner

Legislative updates

Things you should know

 

May 2010

Workers’ Comp Misclassification: A small mistake that can cost your company big money

Health Care Reform: Eight strategies for employers

Q & A: Payroll Exclusions

Top reasons (and solutions) employees do not wear PPE

Leadership IQ Study: Why new hires fail

Things you should know

 

April 2010

Health Care Reform: Impact on employers

Economic cost of obesity a heavy burden on employers

OSHA on the prowl. Will you be next?

Frequently Asked Questions of the DOL

Two significant cases

Productivity losses among depressed workers

Things you should know

 

March 2010

Michigan Workers’ Compensation case is a wake-up call for businesses

Supervisors failing with employees

Q & A: independent contractors

Older workers lower indemnity costs

California Employer Messes Up Pre-Hire Physicals and Pays the Price

Things you should know

 

February 2010

Employers must post OSHA 300A February 1

What you don’t know CAN hurt you
The Importance of Pre-Employment Screening

Physicians’ practices have profound effect on claims’ costs

OSHA focus on underreported injuries and illnesses

Program designed for “lone workers” such as truckers, improves health

Things you should know

 

January 2010

Ten ways to find lost money in Workers’ Compensation loss run reports

The ABC’s of Premium Audit

OSHA’s top 10 most cited violations

Incentives to keep employees healthy continue to grow

Recent court cases demonstrate the high cost of discrimination by supervisors

Things you should know

 

December 2009

Eight Keys to a sucessful post incident investigation

Preventing the Number 1 occupational health problem: Repetitive strain injuries

FMLA, ADA Updates: New FMLA Military Leave Amendment

I-9 Checklist

Important studies: Workplace practices affect employee engagement and health

Things you should know

 

November 2009

Seven year-end strategies for Workers' Compensation accounts

New court decisions: Dealing with the obesity epidemic

How to protect yourself from rising medical provider and claimant fraud

Lessons to be learned from costly FMLA and ADA/Inflexible Workers' Comp policy cases

Things you should know

 

October 2009

Workers’ Compensation loss run reports: the trail to finding lost money

Helpful tool: Compare and monitor your injury incident rate

An Experience Mod lesson: Why small, frequent claims can be more costly than one severe claim

Controlling the threat of workplace violence

Q & A: The swine flu

Things you should know

 

September 2009

Electronic devices are risky workplace distractions

OSHA launches new National Emphasis Program (NEP) on injury and illness recordkeeping

Case Study: CWCAs help Excavating Company dig up answers to reasons for high open reserves

New SHRM reports highlight trends in employee benefits, job satisfaction

'Coming and Going' rule

Study finds adults over 55 unaware of meds' effects on driving

Things you should know

 

August 2009

Alarming trends in Workers' Compensation and why they can increase your premiums: claims frequency, claim costs and narcotics

The Do's and Don'ts of employment practices and medical information

HR Updates: COBRA, FMLA and ADA

Key findings of annual safety report from Liberty Mutual

Things you should know

 

July 2009

How to Keep Occupational Diseases from Affecting Your Workers' Compensation Costs

Know your work environment, know the dangers — and know who you are hiring

Three common recession traps for stressed employers

Health care coverage and Workers’ Compensation leave

Updates on COBRA and FMLA

Heat stress causes mental fatigue and physical exhaustion

OSHA notifies employers with high injury and illness rates and places more onus on employers

Things you should know

 

June 2009

Six keys to managing the Employer-Employee relationship in Workers’ Compensation injuries

Fitness for duty exams

Corporate structure can affect Workers' Compensation costs: Why your CPA should talk to your CWCA

EEOC claims and Workers' Compensation

Q & A: Wellness programs

Simplest, least expensive treatment for low back pain may be best

Industry Corner

Things you should know

 

May 2009

13 tips to shorten claim duration

Understanding Occupational Disease claims after employment ends

Q & A: Permanent partial disability, Subrogation impact on Experience Mod, vacation pay, and ownership requirements for combining Workers' Compensation policies

USL&H amendments - Caution advised

Loss of productivity more costly to employers than health care costs

Workplace wellness programs continue to grow

Things you should know

 

April 2009

Keeping employees healthy top workforce issue in 2009

Study: Lifestyle interventions may reduce sick days and disability for people with diabetes and obesity

Two keys to reducing costs: prompt reporting and nursing triage

Examining your claim reserves can save money

Q & A: OSHA opinion on horseplay injuries; sports activities

Things you should know

 

March 2009

Economic stimulus provisions affect employers

The effects of the economy on workplace safety

Helpful resources related to FMLA and ADA

Study: Improved training and equipment design needed to reduce Lockout/Tagout fatalities

Q & A: Spoliation

Things you should know

 

February 2009

Ten Costly Return-to-Work Mistakes in 2009

Poor health drives trucker injuries

Employers must post OSHA 300A February 1

Getting it right: wellness program checklist

Q & A: Volunteers, Illegal immigrants and Workers’ Compensation

Things you should know

 

January 2009

The missing component in post accident analysis

Changes organizations are making to manage economic challenges

Workforce Health and Cost Trends: What to Expect in 2009

Q & A: New FMLA regulations and Workers’ Compensation

Things you should know

 

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December 2008

How to use Workers’ Comp to improve the bottom line

DOL issues final rule to update FMLA regulations

National trends in Workers’ Comp premiums changing

Q & A: Remuneration issues: overtime, salary adjustments, USERRA

Industry corner

OSHA updates

Things you should know

 

November 2008

Six safeguards to control Workers’ Compensation costs in a down economy

Three subcontractor traps to avoid

Number of treatments per Workers’ Comp claim continues to rise

Sweeping Amendments to ADA

Handbook language can lead to unintended FMLA liability

Q & A: Waiting periods, insurance company bankruptcies, negligent third parties

Things you should know

 

October 2008

The Startling Truth About Workers' Compensation and Declines in Claim Frequency

Changing employee behavior key to controlling injuries

Ten Commandments for Managing an OSHA visit

Q & A: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Things you should know

 

September 2008

Important Trends in Workers’ Compensation: Declines in claim frequency slowing

Managed Care caseloads thwart effective management

Keys to managing an aging workforce

DOL Opinion Letter: Missed Meal Breaks, Overtime

Q & A: The hiring process

Things you should know

 

August 2008

Surviving the Tidal Wave of Demographic Pressure

Google’s strategy for building a stellar workforce

Tips on managing a depressed employee

Commercial drivers with serious medical conditions on the road

Q & A: Medical appointments during working hours; lump sum payments

Things you should know

 

July 2008

Finding the right Rx for your Workers’ Compensation program

Dealing with alcoholism in the workplace

Court defines standard for pre-employment physicals

Q & A: When an injury occurs

OSHA Fact Sheets on Protecting Workers in Summer Heat

Things you should know

 

June 2008

Eight costly myths about Workers’ Compensation

Working effectively with the family practitioner

Checklist for partnering with right medical provider

Controlling your risk in wage and hour compliance

Q & A: Wage and hour issues

Taking the pain out of back injuries

Things you should know

 

May 2008

The myth of the bad employee

Q & A: Common mistakes employers make under FMLA

Top ten most disabling injuries

Acute back pain and return to work

Things you should know

Industry Corner

 

April 2008

What to look for in Workers’ Comp in a down economy

Pre-employment testing: Effective tool to reduce absenteeism and Workers’ Comp claims and improve productivity

Tips on selecting a Wellness Vendor

Four compelling reasons to tighten up hiring practices for temporary or contingent workers

Things you should know

Work At Home/Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation

 

March 2008

Lower the costs of claims with effective claims management

Recognizing fatigue: an “invisible epidemic” adversely affecting the bottom line

FMLA update

Retention tips

Things you should know

 

February 2008

Five Costly Mistakes Employers Make with Workers’ Compensation Managed Care Organizations

Roles and responsibilities in Workers’ Compensation

Employers – Injured Employees – Medical Providers and Insurance Carriers

Return-to-Work programs: getting started

Checklist: Essential elements of a successful Return-to-Work program

Emergency room wait time on the rise

OSHA PPE rule takes effect February 13, 2008; Employers must comply by May 15

 

January 2008

Why safety programs are not enough: A healthier workforce produces substantial financial benefits

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires employers to use new Employment EligibilityVerification Form I-9

Giving the right impression to job applicants

Q & A: Obtaining medical information

Industry Corner Cleaning and Maintenance Industry

Working graveyard shift linked to cancer

Managing a multicultural workplace

 

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December 2007

Wellness programs: What's working

Dealing with employees who do not return to work

Q & A: "Gray" areas of Workers' Compensation

Industry Corner: Construction, Landscaping, Long-term care

Remember the praise - managing the Millennials

 

November 2007

Storm clouds on horizon in 2008: calm seas of Workers' Compensation threatened

Q & A: Your Experience Modification Factor

Background checks: essential but tricky

Rigorous management holds the line on health care costs: per-employee costs nearly 20% lower in high performing companies

 

October 2007

Why costs escalate unexpectedly in low risk Workers' Compensation claims

How to combat escalating Workers' Comp costs after an injury occurs

Sixteen warning signals that your insurance company may have overcharged you on your Workers' Compensation Premium Audit

Preparing for the Premium Audit: A helpful flow chart

Is this position exempt or non-exempt? Government website offers guidance

Changes in New York's Workers' Compensation laws governing out-of-state companies creates a stir and are put "on hold"

 

September 2007

The Eight Major Mistakes Employers Make When Workers' Compensation Rates Go Down

Retention Aid: Employees Identify Top Factors in Job Satisfaction

Substance Abuse: A Common and Difficult Workplace Problem

Personnel Record Retention Checklist

Six Common Management Actions Improve Quality of Truck Drivers

Study Finds Rest Breaks Minimize Eye Strain and Increase Speed Among Data Entry Workers

 

August 2007

Return-to-Work: Do's and Don'ts of Transitional Work Assignments

Q & A: Integrating Workers' Compensation, FMLA, ADA, and COBRA

Home-Based Workers and Workers' Compensation

Employee Health is an Asset: Tips for Motivating Employees to Better Health

 

July 2007

Know your exposure to Workers' Compensation claims from different states

12 suggestions to help you avoid hiring a Workers' Compensation claim

Overtime authorization policy for non-exempt employees saves money

A closer look at medical expenses that drive the cost of claims

Workplace culture that discourages drinking gets results

Controlling the summer sick day syndrome

 

June 2007

The 'perceived boss' may be the silver bullet in controlling Workers' Compensation costs

Health and wellness programs in the workplace reduce lost time due to hypertension and diabetes

New rules of Electronic Discovery have important implications for employers

Why do reserves change?

Red Flag Fraud Checklist

Leadership lessons learned from sports

 

May 2007

Coordinate FMLA & Workers' Compensation or it will cost you time & money

Independent contractors and Workers' Compensation

How non-union contractors can be more competitive when bidding on Davis-Bacon Act or McNamara-

O'Hara Service Contract jobs

Retention strategies that work

 

April 2007

How fit are your employees?

Healthier employees mean healthier profits...

"Fit and Happy Workplace" brings wellness coaches to the workplace

Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs With CompScore Metrics...

 

March 2007

Institute of WorkComp Professionals has a banner year in reducing Workers' Comp costs for clients

It pays to be nice: Employer's treatment of injured worker more important than satisfaction with health care in Return-to-Work programs

Study finds working "moderate" overtime may not have adverse effects on health and safety

Managing an aging workforce: the impact on Workers' Compensation

 

February 2007

From employee to manager: Sound HR practices reduce Workers' Compensation exposures

Buying the assets of a business and/or a change in ownership can affect your Experience Mod

Study shows fatigue in the workplace costs employers $136 billion

Employers must post OSHA 300A in February

 

January 2007

InjuryFocus™ Delayed Recovery avoidance - A new program to help you identify those employee injuries that can drive your Workers' Compensation costs through the roof

10 Tips to improve injury management results and improve your bottom line

 

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December 2006

A gift that keeps giving: reduced mod

Web-based training for supervisors

Working with the claims adjuster

Q & A: Employers ask about claims

Healthy offices equals better workers

 

November 2006

Clients save $186,000: Advisor makes startling Experience Modification factor discoveries

Q&A: Employers Ask about Workers' Comp

Don't go the audit route alone: The typical audit process inherently works to your disadvantage

 

October 2006

What employers need to know about the recovery of injured workers

Common questions regarding alternate-duty work assignments

September 2006

Taking control in a soft market: drive down your Workers' Compensation premiums even further

Costs spiral out of control: True Story: Patient dictates lost time during ER visit

When it comes to workplace injuries ... 90% of employees injured in 2006 have no previous job injury record

 

August 2006

Out of sight, out of mind: What happens to employees when they are out of work?

Four key components of successful Return-to-Work

Common questions about Return-to-Work programs

Taking the creative route to save a contract

 

July 2006

When pain keeps injured workers from going back to work

Written policies and procedures for Return-to-Work can improve the bottom line

 

June 2006

Is your response to an injured employee costing you money?

Injury management process and preventing “PD”

Most injuries begin at date of hire

 

May 2006

Why injury management is essential: What claims really cost employers

Study: Most lost time claims can be avoided

Better communication = Reduced claims costs

How well do you know your medical provider?

 

April 2006

Predictive Modeling: a pro-active approach to managing Workers' Compensation costs

Employers win when injuries are reported quickly and monitored regularly

 

March 2006

How to avoid the Workers' Comp cost cycle

Hiring smart is easier than managing tough

 

February 2006

HR Continuing Education Credits available

Proper care at the right place

Working with the “problem” injured worker

Workplace learning: where are we headed?

 

January 2006

Why training line managers Is important

Four keys for training supervisors

 

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November 2005

Employers, you're paying the bill...Control your Experience Mod or it will control you

 

October 2005

How an independent nurse can reduce your costs

August 2005

If Injuries are down, why are costs up? - Solving the Workers' Compensation Paradox

Back-on-the-Job programs are good business

 

June 2005

Twelve ways to reduce risk

 

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