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Take Steps to Prevent The Top WC Injury

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published June 08, 2021

The shoulder injury is now America’s #1 injury in terms of frequency and cost per claim. That comment, by the director of Workers’ Compensation, Corporate Insurance & Risk Management for American Airlines, comes despite the fact that many of these injuries are easily preventable. It should serve as a wakeup call for employers to do everything they can to prevent and lessen the impact of these injuries.

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What is the Purpose of Pre-Employment Testing?

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published December 22, 2020

Pre-employment testing can tell you whether a hiring candidate is physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job. Many employers use various types of pre-employment tests to evaluate prospective new job candidates. Depending on the company and type of job, these tests might include:

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How To Show Support For Your Injured Worker

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published October 14, 2020

When one of your workers becomes injured, make sure they get medical care right away. This protects your company. It also shows your injured worker that you’re concerned about their welfare. Showing support can help them heal faster and return to work sooner. While they are recovering, they may also be worrying about their future. Your support can reduce their anxiety and build confidence instead.

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The Truth About Worker’s Comp Fraud in the Hospitality Industry

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published October 02, 2020
Posted by Julian Alexander

Insurance is a way for everyone to put money aside in case of emergency. After a while that big pile of money starts to look very tempting. Fraud happens across the board in the insurance industry.

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Using POET to Improve Your Firm's Productivity

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published April 10, 2020

When you come right down to it, productivity is the lifeblood of any business. If you can’t get things done, you have no products or services to sell. If you can’t do things well, your products will be poor quality. And if you can’t get things done on time, you’ll lose customers. Post offer employment testing (POET) can help improve your firm’s productivity.

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The Benefits of Pre-Employment Testing

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published March 22, 2020
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Employers across all industries use pre-employment testing to improve their hiring process. You can test for almost anything. You can assess thinking ability and basic office skills. You can conduct drug and alcohol tests. Or you can evaluate medical and physical fitness.

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Who Is Qualified To Perform An On-Site Ergonomic Evaluation?

Updated June 14, 2021 Originally published January 08, 2020

 

An on-site ergonomic evaluation looks at a specific job and its surrounding environment. The point is to identify all the essential functions and tasks necessary for someone to perform the job. Companies that are serious about worker safety use ergonomic evaluation to improve their hiring process. They also use it to improve management of workers’ comp claims.

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Avoid the ‘Weekend Warrior’ Dilemma

Updated June 9, 2021 Originally published February 14, 2018

Watching the Winter Olympics can be a great inspiration to get into an exercise regimen, especially if you’ve been fairly sedentary since the holidays started. But before you head to the ice to try a triple axel or a quad lutz it’s important to make sure your body is ready; otherwise, you may find yourself sore at the very least, and possibly with severe injuries.

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