Work Comp

1003, 2015

New Workers’ Comp Reimbursement Rules Take Effect In Michigan

346181Changes in how doctors are paid for treating some injured employees covered by workers’ compensation are expected to address the long-term use of pain relievers and help cut medical costs for Michigan job providers, according to state officials.

The new rules prevent reimbursements for opioid treatment beyond […]

402, 2015

Business Case for Safety and Health

cost-risk-benefitEmployers that invest in workplace safety and health can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees […]

202, 2015

Injury Risk to Home Building Workers

SIPs-can-be-moved-by-two-menHome building is physically demanding work and manual material handling may be the most difficult part of the job. Manual material handling includes all of the tasks that require you to lift, lower, push, pull, hold or carry materials. These activities increase the risk of painful […]

1501, 2015

The Cost of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

DoWellnessandLeadershipMixIn addition to their social costs, workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line. It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone. The costs of workplace injuries and illnesses include direct […]

801, 2015

How will a healthy work environment benefit my bottom line?

foto_trabaja_con_nosotrosResearch shows that healthy people working in a healthy environment are key to business success. That’s because a healthy workplace improves productivity and reduces employers’ costs.

A healthy workplace will:

  • Improve employee health outcomes
  • Make it easier to attract and retain qualified employees
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Reduce health benefit costs
  • Enhance morale
  • Reduce risk […]
201, 2015

The Real Costs of Accidents

workers_comp-2-580x386Accidents are more expensive than most people realize because of the hidden costs. Some costs are obvious — for example, Workers’ Compensation claims which cover medical costs and indemnity payments for an injured or ill worker. These are the direct costs of accidents.

But what about the […]

3012, 2014

Materials Handling: Heavy Lifting

construction-worker-with-back-injuryLifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. In 2001, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries. Overexertion and cumulative trauma were the biggest […]

2312, 2014

Employers Pay More for Workers Comp

Workers-Compensation-cost-2-150x150Employers with poor loss histories will pay even more for their workers comp coverage again in2015 as most states changed the way premiums are calculated starting in 2013.

But policyholders with proven risk management practices and safety programs that reduce workplace injuries will benefit from NCCI Holdings […]

1311, 2014

The Perils of Workers Comp Claim Handing in Silo’s

The overlapping and often conflicting requirements of ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Comp and a plethora of state laws are an administrative nightmare. There are differences in eligibility, leave lengths, job reinstatement requirements, access to medical information, fit-for-duty certifications and so on. More than one law can affect the same situation and each must be considered. For […]

2410, 2014

The Hidden Costs of Accidents at Work

07_31 FDA Finds 483 Reponses Lacking.ashxAccidents are more expensive than most people realize because of the hidden costs. Some costs are obvious — for example, Workers’ Compensation claims which cover medical costs and indemnity payments for an injured or ill worker. These are the direct costs […]