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Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries at Nearly $60B Annually in Direct Workers’ Comp Costs

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index was recently released, indicating that serious, nonfatal workplace injuries now amount to nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. Workers’ Compensation costs per year. This means that more than $1 billion dollars a week are being spent by businesses on these injuries, which include everything from overexertion to slips […] Read More

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Workers Comp Safety: Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Decline in 2013

Posted on: December 15, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

  Workers Comp Safety: Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Decline in 2013 The latest survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites the number of reported workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector continues to decline. Not to say that the number is still not high. According to the agency’s 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries […] Read More

Posted in: Wellness Program Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Workers Comp: New OSHA Rule Shortens Reporting Deadlines for Workplace Injuries

Posted on: October 17, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Workers Comp: New OSHA Rule Shortens Reporting Deadlines for Workplace Injuries OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) last month announced its final rule significantly altering an employer’s obligation for reporting workplace injuries to the federal agency. The new rule, effective January 1, 2015, is as follows: Employers are required to notify OSHA of a workplace […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Rising Medical Costs for Workplace Injuries Two Decades Ago

Posted on: February 12, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Rising Medical Costs for Workplace Injuries Two Decades Ago The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently released a study, “Medical Services for Claims 20 or More Years Old”, indicating that an increased percentage of medical costs for workplace injuries is as a result of treatment provided more than 20 years after an injury occurs. […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Wellness Programs Even More Important with Healthcare Reform

Posted on: January 25, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Wellness Programs Even More Important with Healthcare Reform Increasingly more companies are employing wellness initiatives to their employee benefits, as it makes good business sense. A survey by the Society of Human Resource Management, found that one-third of companies offered employees incentives for completing specific health activities. Nearly 20%, for example, provide a discount for […] Read More

Posted in: Wellness Program