March 2011: Workers’ Comp Advisory

Using the Experience Mod to pave way for more business
While often overlooked, an employer’s Experience Modification Factor (MOD) is a powerful business benchmark that is carefully scrutinized by those who are evaluating possible business partners… Read More.

Workers’ Comp Red Flag Checklist
While most Workers’ Comp claims are legitimate, here are 27 indicators that the claim requires further investigation to assess legitimacy… Read More.

Wellness as a business strategy takes proper planning
While wellness programs are quickly becoming a standard employee benefit, the formulation and measurement of objectives and ROI is in its infancy. Those employers that can articulate desired and measurable outcomes will reap the benefits of fewer injuries and a healthier, more productive workforce… Read More.

OSHA Watch

  • OSHA issues enforcement guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect general industry workers’ safety, health
  • Webinar explaining key elements of Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rule
  • New training video on respiratory protection for healthcare workers
  • OSHA withdraws MSD reporting requirements and proposed interpretation of its noise standard
  • OSHA shifts focus to safety of grain facilities
  • OSHA Plans for 2011
  • OSHA’s crystalline silica rule close to publication
  • Recent fines
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Legal Corner

  • NLRB settles complaint based on Facebook posts
  • FMLA and ADA and substance abuse
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Case Study

Hospice provider heals its ailing MOD
CWCAs help this non-profit identify and correct a wrongly increased MOD… Read More.

Things You Should Know

  • Medicare Secondary Payment Interest Calculation Tool Updated
  • Interactive safety training better for dangerous jobs: study
  • Reed Group announces enhanced Predictive Modeling for MDGuidelines
  • Free online training for spray polyurethane foam application
  • Alert urges caution when working with beryllium
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