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How Healthcare Facilities Can Promote Workplace Wellness to Reduce Burnout and Claims

Posted on: February 27, 2019 by Gerry Dumke

The healthcare industry faces many challenges as it delivers compassionate care to patients of all ages. One of the primary challenges is that of workplace “burnout”, where caregivers like nurses and physicians experience high stress levels and a subsequent decline in performance. This is often due to excessively high workloads and corresponding expectations among administrators […] Read More

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How Businesses Can Prevent Workers’ Compensation Audits and Mistakes

Posted on: December 21, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Workers’ compensation insurance is a critical part of the business world. This specialized insurance is designed to protect business assets as well as the employees that are so valuable to daily operations. Workers’ compensation is often required by state and municipal code, and is typically governed by complex regulations. Periodic audits of the workers’ comp […] Read More

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A Guide to Workers’ Compensation for Small Accounts

Posted on: October 31, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Of the many types of insurance coverage available for business owners, workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most important. This crucial insurance coverage helps to protect employees by paying for lost wages and medical expenses if those employees were to become injured on the job. In many states, some form of workers’ compensation insurance […] Read More

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How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reduce Their Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: October 24, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

To the outside observer, healthcare operations like nursing homes and long-term care facilities may seem like relatively safe, low-risk workplaces. Unfortunately, this is not the case; employees of these facilities are exposed to some of the highest rates of work-related injuries across industries – even higher than dangerous operations like mining and manufacturing. As a […] Read More

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The Dangers of Not Carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted on: July 6, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Operating a business comes with many expenses. From small local operations to sprawling multinational corporations, business owners often seek ways of cutting operating costs. Companies typically focus on improving efficiencies and cutting waste to save money. For some companies, particularly in areas where it is not required, workers’ compensation insurance may be seen as an […] Read More

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Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Workers’ Compensation Return-to-Work (RTW) Programs

Posted on: June 8, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Return-to-Work (RTW) programs are plans established by businesses to help reintegrate injured employees, getting those workers back on the job as quickly as possible. These programs have many benefits for employers and employees alike; for employers, effective RTW programs can reduce workers’ compensation costs, and for employees these programs represent both skill retention and financial […] Read More

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A Guide to Safe Patient Handling in Nursing Homes

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

Patient handling is a twofold risk for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. In addition to being a source of danger for patients when being lifted by improperly-trained employees, the act of lifting a patient is a common source of staff injury. Nursing home employees have a musculoskeletal injury rate that is seven times greater […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home Workers Compensation

Are You Required to Provide Workers’ Compensation for Volunteers?

Posted on: March 21, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

The majority of businesses are well aware of the risks of an on-the-job employee injury, and have a workers’ compensation program and insurance in place to protect themselves. However, for nonprofit organizations or businesses that make use of volunteer workers, the question of what an injury means for the organization grows a bit more complicated. […] Read More

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A Guide to Performing a Workers’ Compensation Incident Analysis

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

Unfortunately, there’s no way to completely erase the possibility of accidents and injuries taking place at your workplace. In addition to taking sufficient preventative measures, the most important step that you can take to reduce the impact of an incident and its resulting workers’ compensation claims is knowing how to promptly perform a thorough incident […] Read More

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The Benefits of a Return-to-Work Program

Posted on: December 7, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

No matter what industry you work in, there is always the risk that something could go wrong, and that one of your employees could be injured, contract an illness, or experience something else that would necessitate a break from working. Last year, 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by employers in the […] Read More

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