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Employer alert: OSHA has a new Injury & Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping rule and Warehousing NEP

Posted on August 7th, 2023 by Ray

Injury & Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping rule More employers will be required to submit workplace injury and illness information under a final rule released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on July 17. The new rule updates the list of employers in “high-hazard” industries and creates more onerous obligations for certain employers. It will take effect […]

Five Mistakes Employers Cannot Afford to Make During the Summer

Posted on June 6th, 2023 by Ray

The summer season brings unique hazards that have persistently led to more injuries than any other season. Greater product demand, longer working hours, extreme temperatures, poorly trained seasonal workers, vacation schedules, dangerous storms and wildfires, increased road construction, and congested highways all contribute to the spike in workplace injuries. A surge in drug use during […]

Alert: Premium audit process may never be the same

Posted on May 3rd, 2023 by Ray

In 2021 WorkComp Advisors noticed that auditors were being far more aggressive than they had been in the past. In some respects, it was understandable. Payrolls and worker’s comp net written premium were down significantly in 2020 and it’s the auditors’ job to recoup as much as possible. Many expected a return to less aggressive […]

Rising workplace injuries: the impact of high employee turnover

Posted on April 5th, 2023 by Ray

The November 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released data on workplace injuries and illnesses, and the results are concerning. According to the report, although fatal injuries decreased, the rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry increased from 2.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2019 to 2.9 cases per 100 full-time […]

Five safety training trends for 2023

Posted on March 15th, 2023 by Ray

Although safety training has always evolved to meet the needs of the workplace, best practices focused primarily on physical safety and compliance issues. While these remain high on the list of priorities, the fundamental changes brought on by the pandemic broadened the perception of safety and psychological safety and mental health and wellness have emerged […]

Bermuda Triangle of Risk

Posted on February 1st, 2023 by Ray

For decades a 500,000-square-mile zone in the Atlantic Ocean triangulated between Puerto Rico, Florida, and Bermuda has been dubbed the Bermuda Triangle. This area has been linked to the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft dating back to 1945 when five U.S. Navy aircraft vanished without a trace. What happened is a matter of speculation […]

How to handle quiet quitting

Posted on January 17th, 2023 by Ray

Quiet quitting, which refers to doing the minimum requirements of one’s job and putting in no more time, effort, or enthusiasm than necessary, became a hot topic in 2022. The concept is not new – between 13 and 20 percent of Americans have reported being actively disengaged at work since Gallup started conducting employee engagement […]

5 Things NCCI is Changing in the Experience Mod for 2024

Posted on December 7th, 2022 by Ray

The experience mod is an important piece of the pricing puzzle for most businesses’ workers’ compensation. For many companies, especially those in construction and oil and gas industries, the experience mod is frequently used as a factor in the bidding process. In the 36 states where the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) governs the […]

Employers Can’t Just “Phone it in” With Workers’ Comp When it Comes to Remote Workers

Posted on November 11th, 2022 by Ray

Many things about our daily lives returned to normal as we have come out of the pandemic. But there is one change that is likely never to go back to the old ways, and that is employees working from home. Much has been said about managing remote employees effectively: are they putting in the hours, […]

Important OSHA news: Top 10 most cited standards and expansion of SVEP

Posted on October 6th, 2022 by Ray

Top 10 most cited standards The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released its preliminary list of the most frequently cited safety standards for fiscal year 2022 ( Oct. 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2022). While the order may change, OSHA’s top ten cited standards are remarkably constant year after year. Ascertained from inspections […]