Press Room

New best practices for temporary workers

1 month, 13 days ago

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...

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

3 months, 25 days ago

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

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OSHA launches NEP on indoor, outdoor heat hazards

4 months, 25 days ago

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)...

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

1 year, 5 months 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

1 year, 6 months 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

1 year, 8 months 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

1 year, 10 months 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

1 year, 11 months 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

2 years, 1 month 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

2 years, 1 month 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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