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Safety Challenges Due to High Turnover

For employers to provide a safe work environment and prevent workplace injuries, they must have the proper training protocols in place for their employees. Some of the most serious workplace accidents occur when an employee fails to take appropriate safety precautions or is untrained on particular equipment. In certain industries, however, there is such a » Read More

Lockout-Tagout Procedures

Lockout-tagout refers to a set of industry practices and procedures to ensure that potentially dangerous machinery is properly shut down until maintenance or servicing procedures are complete. Once a hazardous energy source has been shut down, it is locked, and a tag is placed on the lock to identify the employee who shut down the » Read More

Women with Depression and Anxiety at Risk

According to a recently published study by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment on the Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus, certain health factors can increase the likelihood of becoming injured at work. Specifically, women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are at greater risk of suffering » Read More

Technology to Improve Safety in Construction  

According to a recent survey conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and United Rentals, contractors and construction workers are beginning to use a range of emerging technologies, including drones, laser scanning, and wearable devices to improve workplace safety. Safety advocates expect that these innovative new technologies will » Read More

Plastic Surgeons and Musculoskeletal Disorders  

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a type of injury that affects the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, and blood vessels. Work-related MSDs are among the most common workplace injuries and tend to occur because of sudden or prolonged exposure to repetitive motions, force, or awkward positions. According to a survey » Read More

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation  

Workers’ Compensation benefits are available to any employee who has been injured while officially on the job. However, if you have a pre-existing condition, it can complicate matters. While the workplace injury or illness that you suffered from should make you eligible to receive benefits, the pre-existing injury can have a negative impact on the » Read More

Top Workers’ Compensation Trends in 2018

Each year, the “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” webinar series looks at the key issues affecting the Workers’ Compensation industry. From new drug treatments to a constantly changing healthcare industry, the pace of change is rapid and Workers’ Compensation professionals must be able to evolve with the changing trends. The following are the » Read More

Benefits for Chronic Illnesses

If you become injured on the job, Workers’ Compensation benefits will cover your medical expenses and other costs associated with the injury. What people may not realize is that Workers’ Compensation also provides benefits to employees who have developed a chronic illness or injury over time because of their work-related activities, or if they have » Read More

Shoulder Injuries Common Among Truck Drivers

It is well-documented that the most common occupational injuries that truck drivers suffer from are back injuries. Sitting for a prolonged period in a shaking vehicle can do a number on the spine. However, far less is known about why so many truck drivers suffer from shoulder injuries, which is the second most common type » Read More

Benefits for Loss of Limb Injury  

When a workplace accident causes an employee to lose a limb, it can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating, particularly if it means that the victim can no longer perform his or her job responsibilities. In some cases, the worker may not be able to return to work in any capacity. From a Workers’ Compensation » Read More