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

3 months, 22 days ago

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....

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Cost-saving lessons from 2021 Workers’ Compensation audits

4 months, 11 days ago

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...

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Nine Common Mistakes Employers Make in Preparing, Certifying, and Posting OSHA 300A form

6 months, 15 days ago

This month, all employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness Log, should be reviewing the Log to verify that entries are complete, accurate and any deficiencies are corrected. The information will be used to target inspections; therefore,...

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

8 months, 20 days ago

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,...

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Eight steps to create a winning game plan for renewals

9 months, 15 days ago

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...

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COVID-19 lawsuits, liability immunity, waivers, and refusal to return to work

11 months, 10 days ago

COVID-19 lawsuits, liability immunity, waivers, and refusal to return to work Lawsuits According to data collected by the Fisher Phillips LLC law firm, a total of 283 COVID-19-related lawsuits were filed in federal and state courts through June 30, with...

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OSHA PPE Requirements and COVID-19

11 months, 24 days ago

COVID-19 has not changed an employer’s responsibilities nor the primary tenets of OSHA’s PPE Standard. Employers must begin by conducting a hazard assessment in accordance with the PPE standard (29 CFR 1910.132), to determine the PPE requirements for their unique...

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Early Data Guides Employers on Three Key Workers’ Comp Issues and COVID-19

11 months, 25 days ago

Early Data Guides Employers on Three Key Workers’ Comp Issues and COVID-19 Background: Divergent pressures on premiums There’s been much speculation that workers’ comp will drive significant losses in the property/casualty industry as a result of COVID-19. On the one...

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Bench Marking Your Culture

1 year, 4 months ago

By David R. Leng "If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it." - Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). Businesses always strive to improve, but unless you know what the problem is, you can’t truly fix it, and if you...

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Ten Commandments for a Workers’ Comp Audit

1 year, 5 months ago

While an IRS audit strikes fear in the hearts of business owners, a Workers' Compensation premium audit is considered routine. Yet, there is a very good chance that it can result in higher charges, particularly if you are not adequately...

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