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Post-Injury Response Procedures     

Adapt a post-injury response procedure reflecting what happens after an injury. Procedures should list steps each participant must take at the time of a work-related injury - and the first first 24 hours after the injury. 


Implement a communication program to: Tell workers about transitional duty policy, your transitional duty job bank, which medical providers to see, how to make sure their benefits are paid timely, and they can be reimbursed for mileage to medical providers.


The more you communicate with workers, the fewer litigated claims there will be. The #1 reason employees get an attorney is because they do not know what is happening with their claim. Avoid this by keeping your employees informed. During Weekly Meetings you can provide the status of their claim.   

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Tips for Creating a Safe Work Environment                        When a worker leaves work as healthy as they arrived, then management has achieved a certain goal. And it makes good business sense. Read on from Erin Palmer of Villanova University's HR.

5 Reasons Field Nurse Case Managers are Worth It          
The FNCM sees the claim first even before the adjuster. Quality services and a focus on healing that only a Nurse can provide. Read on.

Ten Light Duty Work Ideas
Employers worry:  What if workers do not follow the rules and get hurt again? What if this light duty work hinders rehab and recovery? There are ways to work around these concerns by choosing jobs that are already in the workplace. 

Americans with Disabilities Act and Workers Comp Coordination
The ADA extends the ability of workers with disabilities to be employed with reasonable accommodation. How does the ADA exam and conference fit into WC, or do they at all?  Learn more from Atty Ted Ronca.

Reduce Workers Comp Costs by Offering Light Duty: Recent NY Decision about Return to Light Duty Offers
A just-published NY decision, Browne v. Medford Multicare (2011 NY Slip Op 07764), gives employers greater than ever incentives for return to work offers in NY comp claims. Read more from Atty Ted Ronca.

ABC's of Cutting Workers Compensation Costs
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Avoiding Slip and Fall Accidents On Wet Floors is Basic Loss Control Strategy 

Whether your business is in a high rise building or one that is at ground level, there will always be a need to make any hard surface floor safe to walk on when either wet or dry. 

Sony Recalling TV Due to Fire Hazards
Sony announced it is recalling 1.6 million televisions worldwide after a series of reports claim the sets were emitting smoke and even melting in some instances. Which models are affected?

Dangerous Chemicals and Other Hazards Leads to Tenneco Fine
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. for 20 safety and health violations at its manufacturing plant.

OSHA Cites Retail Grocery Chain's Bakery Section for Unhealthy Worker Conditions
The U.S. Department of Labor's (OSHA) recently cited Wegmans Food Markets Inc. for alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety in the bakery at the distribution center in Rochester,NY.

Trio of Massachusetts Masonry Companies Nailed for Failure to Pay Correct Wages
Three Mass masonry companies and their owners failed to classify workers as masonry workers instead of laborers and have been ordered to pay according to information from Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Ohio BWC Cracks Down on Attempts to Obtain Dangerous Drugs
Eight individuals were recently convicted of or pleaded guilty to charges related to defrauding Ohio's workers compensation system says the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Read on.

OSHA Proposed Penalties of $949,000 for Texas Employers for Unguarded Machinery Fall Hazards and More
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited PJ Trailers Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Delco Trailers Co. Inc., and more.

Australian Company Fined after Worker Crushed in Industrial Blender
Well known safety practices could have saved the life of a worker according to a WorkCover death Investigation.. The man was inside the industrial blender cleaning, when it became operational.

Toronto Public Transit Workers Subject to Random Drug and Alcohol Tests
Public transit workers in Toronto will in the near future be subject to random drug and alcohol testing as the city's transit service's past efforts have been ineffective.

Several British Columbia Organizations Recognized for Worker Safety
Winners of NAOSH Week and (CSSE) Achievement Recognition awards were acknowledged recently at the 2011 Safety Forum and Awards ceremony in Langley, according to a report from WorkSafe BC.   





1- Manage Your Workers Compensation Program: Reduce Your Costs 20-50% - includes gaining commitment, employee communications, integrating with your TPA, return to work, medical cost containment, settlements, safety, and much more...


2-  WCRI Conference Boston November 16 & 17  - includes challenges and innovations in workers compensation....

3- Leave of Absence Advisor - FMLA Guidelines by Reed Group- includes all state leave laws, military leave, pregnancy leave, and much much more... 

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Rebecca Shafer, Attorney & Risk Consultant