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Occupational health professionals are there to support employers and employees during all stages of the process, from pre-hire to injury recovery.
Tim Davidson completely overhauled his company’s return-to-work program.
Stopping distracted driving meant establishing actionable guidelines for disciplinary action.
Devising and communicating training programs in the hazardous timber industry has substantially reduced injuries.
Employers need to prepare to view case files effectively.
There is a great deal of creativity throughout the workers’ comp industry. But it is at its best when applied for the mutual benefit of injured workers and their employers.
The best claims-handling practices depend on hiring good people.
A killer hangover turns an easy assignment into a job-threatening tangle.
As hiring growth begins to outpace claims volume growth, what will that mean for claims management organizations?
Obesity could push up health care and workers’ comp costs, but wellness programs may dull the impact.
Payroll growth, economic expansion and shifts in industrial mix all factor into the substantial growth of California’s premium volume.
NIOSH cites the reducing occupational disease and injuries — including workers’ comp costs — as the top reasons to implement workplace tobacco interventions.
NWCDC’s Disability Management track includes breakout sessions on integrated disability management, managing workplace absences, and making the most of workplace diversity.
For an accident related to a social event to be compensable, courts say the event must benefit the employer in some way.
Employers must clearly establish whether recreational or social activities are voluntary or required aspects of employment.
After a telecommuter died of an embolism, her husband claimed it was because her work required her to sit for long hours. The court disagreed.
A round-up of nationwide regulatory changes affecting the workers’ compensation industry.
California’s culture of “informal” employment in construction is putting workers at extreme risk and shorting the state’s workers’ comp system.
Employers must select the TPA best equipped to manage employees’ health and well-being.
While interest in unbundling appears to be on the decline, it remains an important option for employers with the sophistication to manage it.
After a serious trucking accident leaves a driver virtually incapacitated, clues begin to surface that suggest the crash was anything but an accident.