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

2 years, 3 months ago

Form 300A posting deadline February 1, 2019 Electronic rule making update Form 300A electronic submission deadline: March 2, 2019 How the data is being used: Site-Specific Targeting Initiative This month, all employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and...

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The possibilities of telemedicine in Workers’ Comp

2 years, 4 months ago

The possibilities of telemedicine in workers’ comp While more and more insurers are offering telehealth as part of their health plans, the highly regulated workers’ comp industry is just getting it’s feet wet. Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication...

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Safety risks soar with workforce shortage

2 years, 5 months ago

The USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry. While earlier reports indicated that the shortage of skilled...

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The forgotten question in PPE training

2 years, 8 months ago

Even employers who have carefully researched the options, involved employees in the selection of PPE, and ensured that it is comfortable, attractive, and fits properly, still struggle to get workers to use it. Training often focuses on how to properly...

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Long-term opioid prescriptions greatly increase the duration of temporary disability

3 years, 9 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

3 years, 23 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

3 years, 23 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

3 years, 2 months 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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What to expect in 2018?

3 years, 3 months ago

In today's fast-moving business environment and volatile political atmosphere, nothing stays the same for very long, including Workers' Compensation. Here are 18 ongoing trends and emerging issues to watch in 2018. Comp rates continue downward trend It’s good news for...

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

3 years, 4 months ago

A premium audit happens every year, so some employers view it as routine and assume it will be correct, others take it lightly and may miss filing deadlines, but it is the savvy employer who prepares for the audit, in...

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