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Why Return to Work Programs Are Integral to Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs

Workers' Compensation insurance is a significant operating cost for all businesses and companies are continuing looking for ways to reduce the frequency and severity of claims, foster a culture of safety throughout their organization and promote wellness among their employees. A critical component of getting Workers' Comp costs under control for any type of business [...]

Obesity and Workers' Compensation Costs

A study conducted by the Duke University Medical Center found that obese workers file twice as many workers’ compensation claims, were absent from work 13 more days from a work-related injury and had seven times higher medical costs for claims than the average non-obese employee. Obesity is bad not only for the individual and his [...]

New OSHA Regulations and Recordkeeping Rules

Beginning January 1, 2015, establishments located within Federal OSHA jurisdiction must comply with new, expanded recordkeeping requirements. Establishments located in states operating their own safety and health programs should contact the appropriate state authority to determine the start date for the new requirements. Under the new reporting requirements, employers must report the following to OSHA: [...]

After the Storm: Worker Safety Paramount During Clean-Up

The total cost of Superstorm Sandy’s damage on the East Coast are still unknown, with estimates of in excess of $50 billion in economic losses, and between $20-$25 billion in insured losses, according disaster-modeling company Risk Management Solutions. The human suffering and devastation, of course, is immeasurable with the death toll at about 160 and [...]