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.
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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?
An initiative that helps support appropriate work for those who have sustained workplace injuries has reached two important milestones. Keep reading to find out why the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is celebrating.
For the past several years, excessive workers’ compensation costs have been the target of a concerted effort at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. Keep reading to find out how the battle is being fought—and won.