Category Archives: Claim & Risk Control

The Younger Workforce – Their “Vital Sign” and Its Impact on Future Workers Compensation Cost

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Because of today's overall sedentary lifestyle, workers compensation losses will increase as our young workforce ages faster than the generations before them. Continue reading →

So Let Me Get This Right…. Now I Have to Call OSHA on Myself?

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On September 11th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced major changes that would require you to report serious injury incidents directly to OSHA within 24 hours. Continue reading →

Coventry Purchase – So What?

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Since the Coventry purchase, pretty much every company in the WC space will be working with Apax in some form. Continue reading →

Miami Heat: Florida Feeling the Impact of Decision Affecting Future of Workers Comp

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I just returned from the Workers’ Compensation Institute Conference in Florida.  The Conference had over 200 presentations and 8,000 attendees this year, but a single topic dominated the buzz: the impact of a recent Circuit Court decision from Judge Jorge … Continue reading →

Don’t Hire Your Next Bad Claim: Safety in the Workplace

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You can’t eliminate human error. You can’t eliminate accidents. But you can implement some key strategies to improve workplace safety. Continue reading →

Got Ergonomics? Your Aging Workers Want to Know

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Age is not an independent risk factor for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as strains, overexertion, rotator cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc.  Yet, older workers are more susceptible to MSDs because of decreased functional capacity, strength and flexibility.  … Continue reading →

Discipline an Employee for Breaking a Safety Rule? – The US Department of Labor May have Something to Say About That.

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It seems like a pretty simple concept: you break a safety rule (even if you are the injured party) and you can be disciplined. Many firms have used this process for years to enforce rules to keep their employees safe … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

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As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

Super Ad, Super Risk

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You've committed millions to the highest of high-profile commercials - but what if something goes wrong? Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

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Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they’re keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a … Continue reading →