Tips for Safer Telecommuting Habits from a Telecommuter

Tips for Safer Telecommuting Habits from a Telecommuter EMC Risk Improvement Consultant Laurie Hoskins is among the 3.7 million employees who frequently work from home. According to a recent Gallup study, regular telecommuting has grown 103% since 2005. That represents a loss control challenge for employers who are responsible for the safety of...

Travelers' Early Severity Predictor: A way to predict who'll become a drug addict in your workplace.

  Allen, 25, works in a Trenton, New Jersey, auto body shop alongside a middle-aged man who’s straining to lift bumpers and fenders. Allen’s co-worker came back after a hip replacement because he...

Update - NCCI Audit Noncompliance Charge Endorsement

  Effective 1/1/2017 the National Council on Compensation Insurance approved a Workers Compensation policy endorsement where an insurance company can charge up to 2x the originally estimated premium...

Transitional Task Ideas - How to Bring an Employee Back to Work Sooner

When an employee is off work due to an injury or illness, an effective return to work program can help you bring that employee back to work—in a modified capacity—as soon as they are medically able....

EMC: New OSHA Reporting Rule in Effect Now

New OSHA Reporting Rule in Effect Now With a new OSHA rule in place that affects more employers than in the past, your company may need to change how you report and submit injuries and illnesses....

How to Report Work Comp Fraud

The Illinois Department of Insurance has a newly redesigned Workers' Compensation Fraud Web Site. They provide complete complaint checklists in order to report someone you suspect carrying out Work...

Intoxication and a Denied Work Comp Claim

The Illinois Workers Compensation Reform Bill of 2011 allowed for the denial of benefits when intoxication was the primary cause of an employee injury.  Our office recently had the first case where a...

EMC: Designated Physicians Are Good for You and Good for Your Employees

Three workers were injured on the job. Although the injuries were not life threatening, the first worker immediately rushed to the emergency room for treatment. The second worker visited his...

Three Strategies to Prevent Dehydration in the Workplace

If you want to learn how to keep your employees safe when working in summer heat, take a tip from the website Desert Survivors: “The most critical elements to consider for survival in the desert...

Common Questions about Prework Screening

A properly designed post-offer prework screening program allows employers to determine whether or not their job candidates can perform the essential physical demands of the job. People are...

Protect Your Employees with Personal Protective Equipment

Protect Your Employees with Personal Protective Equipment Every occupation has its hazards, but some are more dangerous than others. Workers in these occupations are vulnerable to many potential...

How Prework Screening Can Help Reduce Workers' Compensation Claims

Look up the term “prework screening” and chances are you’ll find information about how drug testing, job history verification, criminal background checks and Social Security number traces can help...

Keep an Eye on Rising OSHA Penalties

Get Ready For Higher OSHA Penalties Employers who violate federal safety and health standards will soon face steeper penalties. Starting in August 2016, the U.S. Occupational Health and...

Disability vs. Workers Compensation

Disability vs. Workers Compensation Many workers are unclear on the difference between disability insurance coverage and workers compensation insurance. Often, workers will decline optional disability...

Don't Let Poor Workplace Environment Quality Make Your Employees Sick

Don't Let Poor Workplace Environment Quality Make Your Employees Sick Workplace conditions have a substantial impact on employee performance. By workplace conditions, we aren't just referring to an...

How to Beat The Heat in the Workplace

Prevent Heat-Related Illness or Death in the Workplace When employees face the challenge of working outdoors in the heat of summer, or even in intense indoor heat conditions, it is critical to have...

Experience Modification Looks Complicated, But It Isn't

Experience modification (experience mod) is a key factor when monitoring workers compensation premiums. Experience mod is a rating factor that determines your workers compensation premium based on...

Get the Right Pair, Safety Sunglasses!

Sunglasses are not just for fashion or for the beach; they provide the necessary protection needed to block harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. A good pair of sunglasses...

How to Avoid Heat Illness

When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result...

Blink Now to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

Do you spend more than two hours a day looking at a digital screen? If the answer is “yes,” chances are you have experienced digital eye strain at some point. A recent study by The Vision...
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