Oregon employers should see an average decrease in their workers’ compensation costs for the seventh straight year, according to Oregon OSHA. Employers next year will pay an average of $1.02 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, down from $1.11 in 2019, under a proposal by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services […]
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You worry about your workers’ compensation insurance premiums and the claims activity on your policy. You have concerns about the recordable injuries you must add to your injury and illness logs. Will your premiums go up? Will you be targeted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or state agency for an on-site inspection? […]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been exploring the potential to use the data that workers’ compensation insurers collect from their policyholders to better understand workplace exposures, the Institute noted in an update on its Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies program.
Participants in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme were recently sentenced in federal court in San Diego, California. Dozens of marketers, doctors, lawyers, and medical service providers conspired to bilk the workers’ compensation system in California, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California.
Many factors can affect the number and severity of your workers’ compensation claims, but none more than the quality of your workplace safety and health program. Some studies have shown that every dollar invested in a safety and health management program can net an employer $3 to $10 in cost savings.
Illinois workers and their families can now sue employers for long-developing occupational illnesses under a new state law. The law enables workers and their families to file civil suits against employers after the clock has run out on the state’s workers’ compensation and occupational diseases laws.
Having to treat anxiety or depression in injured workers along with physical pain can significantly increase both the costs of workers’ compensation claims and the time away from work, a new study found.
If any of your employees are away from work following a workplace injury, you want them back on the job as soon as possible. Returning an employee to work following an injury benefits both the employee and employer. The employee can regain a sense of normalcy and financial and job security, while the employer can […]
Ensuring compliance with federal or state occupational safety and health laws and regulations is only part of a workplace safety and health professional’s job. Often, safety managers also handle aspects of an employer’s workers’ compensation program. The two aspects of the job have different demands.
Q: We currently have locations across the US that pay our employees for their lunch break. If an hourly employee leaves the premises, while on a “paid” lunch break, would the employer be liable if they were to get into an accident or incur an injury?