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OSHA fines increase and some startling facts about them

6 years, 7 months ago

When the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 required all federal agencies with civil monetary penalties covered by the statute, such as OSHA, to update their fines, there was also a mandate for annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index...

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Important studies and employee takeaways

6 years, 8 months ago

Overexertion tops list of serious, nonfatal work injuries for third straight year – Liberty Mutual The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index uses Liberty Mutual workers’ comp claims data, as well as information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Q & A: Experience Modification Factor

6 years, 9 months ago

While insurance companies now have more tools to determine the pricing of a workers’ comp policy, the Experience Modification Factor (mod) remains a core factor in the pricing determination. The lower the mod, the lower the premium. Perhaps, most importantly,...

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Seven Top Workplace Hazards

6 years, 10 months ago

The National Safety Council (NSC) has released a list of its top seven-workplace hazards. While the list may not surprise employers, workers continue to be injured in accidents that are highly preventable. Here are the seven, along with contributing causes...

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Containing the Growing Risk of Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

6 years, 11 months ago

There is little doubt that claims alleging workers’ compensation retaliation are growing and OSHA is cracking down on employers that discourage the reporting of injuries or retaliate against those who do. The story is told in the following examples:  Indiana...

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