7 Secrets that Cost Your Client a Bundle on their Workers' Comp

Long-term opioid prescriptions greatly increase the duration of temporary disability
Webmaster 7 months, 3 days ago

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examined the impact of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits for workers with lower back injuries. The conclusion: long-term opioid prescriptions lead to temporary disability durations more than three times longer...

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Getting LOTO wrong could cost
Webmaster 7 months, 18 days ago

Getting LOTO wrong is costly Here’s how to get it right Many companies believe they are in compliance with OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standard; yet, it is one of the most difficult to comply with and is the number five violation...

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Lock out Tag out – energization removed
Webmaster 7 months, 18 days ago

OSHA’s removal of the term “unexpected energization” from the LOTO standard likely to lead to more citations Under the Obama administration, OSHA began an effort under the Standards Improvement Project 4 to fix minor, noncontroversial issues in several existing regulations,...

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Trends in combatting abuse and fraud in Workers’ Compensation
Webmaster 9 months, 8 days ago

Fraud or abuse that might not reach the legal requirements for criminal sanctions happens in all aspects of the Workers’ Comp system. There’s employee fraud, employer fraud, health provider fraud, attorney fraud, and even insurer and claims adjuster fraud. The...

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Legal Corner
Webmaster 11 months, 24 days ago

ADA Employer requiring wellness program participation prevails over EEOC A federal District Court in Wisconsin has ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and held that a plastic manufacturer’s policy of requiring employees to complete health risk assessments and biometric...

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Overexertion Accounts For More Than 25% Of The Top Ten Injury Costs: Liberty Mutual
Webmaster 1 year, 1 month ago

Produced annually, the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identifies the leading causes of the most disabling workplace injuries (resulting in six or more days of lost time) and ranks them by total Workers’ Compensation costs. The top five causes that...

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