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Washington State pilots the use of alternative treatment for lower back pain.
Cumulative Trauma, or CT claims, continue to harm workers and drive up costs. Defending against these claims means reducing, through analytics and engineering, the chance that workers get hurt to begin with.
Creating a “safe space” for injured workers returning to the job is a concept deserving a spotlight.
A Kentucky Supreme Court ruling confirms and codifies employee choice in matters of pharmacy.
Eliminating missed medical appointments can significantly reduce claims costs and improve outcomes for injured workers.
This year’s presentations offer timely and diverse solutions to the challenges facing the workers’ compensation and disability realm.
A federal court ruled the EEOC failed to justify its reasoning for wellness rules that coerce workers into disclosing health and genetic information.
While ergonomic rules never became law, the idea alone fueled a nationwide awareness.
Dispensers are using loopholes to circumvent reforms. But PBMs and payers are pushing back.
A workers’ comp insurer lost its bid to keep the details of a high profile case out of the media.
Inexperience and high turnover rates among youth workers are safety risks. Employers must continue to seek out training methods to prevent injury.
An injured employee left company premises before drug and alcohol testing could be administered. But a court said he wasn’t to blame.
The changing landscape of mandated leave laws and increased interest in paid parental leave were top of mind for employers attending DMEC in Anaheim this month.
A halt in wage stagnation is expected to have an impact on workers' comp, particularly in certain industries.
Managing company culture will be very important in getting workers to use wearables.
Decisions on marijuana policy are shifting, leaving employers concerned about maintaining safe and drug-free workplaces.
A Texas A&M study concludes that effective ergonomic guidelines must take BMI into account.
The degree to which companies can effectively collect data on their employees hinges upon trust and transparency.
Beliefs about work-related mental health issues are beginning to shift.
As employer needs and challenges have grown more complex, integrated absence and disability management may provide an answer.