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The forgotten question in PPE training

2 years, 11 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

2 years, 11 months 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, 20 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, 1 month 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, 3 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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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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What employers should expect from an insurance agent?

3 years, 5 months ago

By Kevin Ring Institute of Work Comp Professionals Editor’s note: Kevin Ring, CWCA, CWCA, MWCA, is Lead Analyst at Institute of WorkComp Professionals, Asheville, NC of which we are a member. It trains, certifies independent insurance agents and their support...

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Hurricane recovery: Workers’ Comp implications

3 years, 6 months ago

Be sure your employees are covered when going out of state to assist with recovery The requirements for Workers’ Comp vary by state and the important message here is that if you have employees traveling out of state you want...

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OSHA update: Electronic record keeping, regulatory agenda, combustible dust, noise in construction

3 years, 7 months ago

OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application Injury Reporting is now available allowing employers to electronically enter their required 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A. The Improve Track of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect Jan. 1 with an initial compliance deadline...

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What to expect in 2018?

3 years, 8 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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