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Supervisor Best Practices

Supervisors are the front-line reporters of work-related injuries. Therefore, they have a primary responsibility to ensure employees perform post-injury response procedures in accordance with workers compensation policies. Compile a post-injury package consisting of:

1- Work Ability Form,   
2- Witness Report Form,
3- Supervisor Report of Incident, and
4- Employee Report of Incident

 
These forms should have a diagram of the front and back of the body so witnesses and injured employee can CIRCLE the injured areas of the body. Don't forget the diagram!

Read more on "What a supervisor will do" in Chapters 4 and 15 in our  NEW  2012 Workers Compensation Management Guidebook as a resource to implement and design a workers compensation management program. 

WC COST REDUCTION NEWS

If a doctor treating for a workers comp injury decides to abide by another set of rules, claims get complicated. Warning signs that this may be happening to you ahead. 

The WC system's rules and laws make people behave differently than if they were presented with the same injury and medical scenario outside of the workers comp atmosphere. We discuss 5 such scenarios.

The triage process improves the return-to-work program results, reduces days lost from work, lowers the cost of indemnity payments, and lowers the cost of medical care by 40% or more. How do employers properly utilize the Triage and the NCM?

Advisen and Amaxx have teamed up to produce this comprehensive but easy to understand desk reference. Avoid the common program pitfalls, the difference between success and failure, and purchase this 155 page step-by-step manual today. Now available with custom company logo and full-page, full-color back cover ad as your primary marketing piece - clients won't forget your agency or brokerage.

If your business has employees who occasionally travel out of state, it is a good idea to routinely review your coverage with your insurance agent to confirm that your policy provides for incidental out of state exposures. Which rules apply?

2012 is Network Synergy Group (NSG)'s 15th anniversary. Its physical therapy management programs started in 1997 and this year expands to Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Is it any different from requiring construction workers to wear a helmet? Road workers to wear a bright, orange vest?  Not according to a new ordinance aimed at keeping adult entertainers safe and healthy, but the performers disagree. Read on.

Designed to protect consumers from deceptive business practices, the new law prohibits non-lawyers and unauthorized individuals from engaging in several activities. The AG's Office warns consumers to be careful who they trust when it comes to immigrant assistance. 

Claimants collect benefits for being too injured to work when, in fact, they were gainfully employed.  Read how surveillance played a part in these two double-dipping scams.

The report notes millions of British workers suffer from "impossible workloads" and "not being listened to in the last two years". Are managers and supervisors to blame? Why or why not? Read more on Cardiff University's ( Wales) research. 

A report shows that the HSE believes a no scapegoating approach could help manage risks for one of the most dangerous occupations as seen in the London 2012 construction project.

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Lowering Workers Comp Costs for Employers

Rebecca Shafer, Attorney & Risk Consultant

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