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Employers underestimate impact of change on employees

3 years, 4 months ago

American adults who have been impacted by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer, and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared...

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Highlights of the 2017 NCCI Symposium

3 years, 4 months ago

Each year, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which gathers data, analyzes industry trends and legislation and prepares insurance rate and loss cost recommendations hold an Issues Symposium. The theme for 2017 was “Adapting”. Bill Donnell, president, and CEO noted the industry must remain open...

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Post-offer medical examination “textbook case” of ADA

3 years, 5 months ago

In EEOC v. M.G.H. Family Health Center, a federal district court in Michigan ruled that the health center violated the ADA when it fired a recently hired community outreach coordinator over fears that her migraines or other impairments might interfere with her...

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

3 years, 5 months ago

Steamy summer weather combined with intense physical labor can be a recipe for disaster. It can threaten the health of workers, impair their work capacity and productivity, and lead to OSHA fines and even intentional tort cases, when not properly...

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OSHA fines increase and some startling facts about them

3 years, 8 months ago

When the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required all federal agencies with civil monetary penalties covered by the statute, such as OSHA, to update their fines, there was also a mandate for annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index...

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Important studies and employee takeaways

3 years, 8 months ago

Overexertion tops list of serious, nonfatal work injuries for third straight year – Liberty Mutual The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index uses Liberty Mutual workers’ comp claims data, as well as information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Q & A: Experience Modification Factor

3 years, 9 months ago

While insurance companies now have more tools to determine the pricing of a workers’ comp policy, the Experience Modification Factor (mod) remains a core factor in the pricing determination. The lower the mod, the lower the premium. Perhaps, most importantly,...

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Seven Top Workplace Hazards

4 years, 1 month ago

The National Safety Council (NSC) has released a list of its top seven-workplace hazards. While the list may not surprise employers, workers continue to be injured in accidents that are highly preventable. Here are the seven, along with contributing causes...

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Containing the Growing Risk of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

4 years, 1 month ago

There is little doubt that claims alleging workers’ compensation retaliation are growing and OSHA is cracking down on employers that discourage the reporting of injuries or retaliate against those who do. The story is told in the following examples:  Indiana...

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