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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 […]

New best practices for temporary workers

Posted on August 17th, 2022 by admin@iwcp

To fill critical openings and to maintain flexibility in economic uncertainty, more employers are hiring temporary workers. OSHA and other organizations have long argued that temporary workers are at increased risk of injury because they are often placed in various jobs, which can be hazardous, aren’t properly trained, have language and cultural barriers, and are […]

How to control the five major factors that raise the cost of claims

Posted on June 5th, 2022 by admin@iwcp

There’s much good news in workers’ comp – rates have fallen in most states, frequency of injuries continues to decline, and the industry is healthy – but employers should be concerned by the rising costs of claims when they do occur. Workers comp is one of the most loss-sensitive insurance policies – the more you […]

OSHA launches NEP on indoor, outdoor heat hazards

Posted on May 5th, 2022 by admin@iwcp

For the first time, the new National Emphasis Program (NEP)  https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/heat-nep-factsheet-en.pdf creates a nationwide enforcement mechanism to proactively inspect workplaces for heat-related hazards (outdoors and/or indoors) in general industry, maritime, construction, or agricultural operations. OSHA plans to initiate programmed (pre-planned) inspections in over 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor work settings when the National […]

OSHA increasing COVID-19-Related inspections with new National Emphasis Program

Posted on April 8th, 2021 by admin@iwcp

While many employers anticipated an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19 on March 15 per President Biden’s Executive Order, OSHA took an unusual step and launched a COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/directives/DIR_2021-01_CPL-03.pdf on March 12 before issuing the ETS. It is expected that an ETS will be forthcoming, but the only official statement from […]

Cost-saving lessons from 2021 Workers’ Compensation audits

Posted on March 19th, 2021 by admin@iwcp

As Certified WorkComp Advisors (CWCA), we are trained, certified, and mentored by the Institute of WorkComp Professionals (IWCP) to guide employers to the lowest possible workers’ comp costs. Kevin Ring, Chief Operations Officer and Lead Workers Comp Analyst of IWCP recently reported on a consequential pattern that is emerging from Workers’ Compensation audits across the […]

Nine actions employers should take to avoid OSHA COVID-19 related citations

Posted on November 10th, 2020 by admin@iwcp

Even the best-intentioned employers find the constantly changing federal OSHA guidance on COVID-19 unnerving. For example, consider the decision whether to report an employee’s hospitalization or death due to COVID-19, which was addressed with different guidance in April, May, July, and, most recently, October (see OSHA watch). Moreover, few citations were issued in the Spring […]

Eight steps to create a winning game plan for renewals

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by admin@iwcp

It is a time like no other for insurance renewals. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout have upended the decades-long certainty within the workers’ compensation market that let employers reap the benefits of a soft market. Steep declines in premiums as a result of historic unemployment and falling payrolls suppressed investment returns from […]

ControlIn Linkedin

Posted on April 21st, 2020 by Kevin Ring

Your Guide to… ControlIn LinkedIn Isn’t it time… in fact, isn’t now the perfect time… To Take Control of Your LinkedIn Prospecting? The ControlIn LinkedIn Free Online Workshop Series will help you, the frustrated producer, take back control of YOUR prospecting process and LinkedIn positioning. Right now, in the midst of all the uncertainty, you […]