Category Archives: Claim & Risk Control

OSHA Enforcement Applies to Real Estate and Hotel Entities

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Since the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) in 1970, nearly all U.S. employers have the responsibility to: “Ensure each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are … Continue reading →

Ebola: Your Company May be More Prepared Than you Think

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It seems like every year there is some new illness that the news claims is going to kill us all and will inevitably bring international commerce to a screeching halt: SARS, Avian Flu, now Ebola. Ebola is very serious in … Continue reading →

Allocated Loss Adjustment Expense in a Complex Workers Comp World

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Knowing what’s driving a client’s Workers’ Compensation costs is a time-consuming task. It requires: Examining the indemnity, medical, and expense costs at a high level; Dissecting each one of these areas ; Looking for trends; Determining the cause and effect … Continue reading →

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 →