March 21, 2017

SAIF: Is a Home Office a Workplace Hazard?


Salem, OR – For many Oregon businesses, telecommuting employees are becoming more and more common. But what if a worker has an accident while working at home? Are they covered by workers’ comp? Often, the answer is yes. Since Organize Your Home Office Day was March 14, consider reminding your telecommuting employees…[Continue Reading]

Hays Companies Selects Guidewire Predictive Analytics


Foster City, CA – Hays Companies, one of the fastest growing, privately-held risk management, insurance, and employee benefits advisors in the country, and Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) recently announced that Hays Companies is utilizing Guidewire Predictive Analytics™ for Claims as an integral part of their Risk Management…[Continue Reading]

Oregon State Organizations Align on Worker Health & Safety


Salem, OR – Representatives from three Oregon worker safety organizations recently signed an agreement to form an alliance that will improve the health, safety and well-being of Oregon workers. The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, Oregon OSHA and SAIF committed to partnering on Total Worker Health…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Re-Certifies Seven Companies to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) re-certified seven employers to self-insure workers’ compensation claims. Together, the companies employ about 30,000 people in Texas. To be certified to self-insure, a company must meet state requirements and have a minimum workers’ compensation…[Continue Reading]

Pennsylvania Labor & Industry to Offer Opioid Addiction Employer Webinar

Pennsylvania DLI

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Health and Safety Division recently announced that it will offer a free employer webinar to help combat opioid addiction in the workplace. For its newest offering, PATHS collaborated with Drug Free Workplace PA and the Department…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I: New Smartphone Apps Help Reinforce Workplace Safety, Train Teen Workers

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – Improving workplace safety just got easier with two new free apps available from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). They were developed with grant money awarded by L&I’s Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Program. Both can be downloaded for IOS or Android devices. The SHIP Program funds innovative…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $895,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison has announced 34 employers will share more than $895,000 in grants to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “Safety grants not only help protect Ohio workers from injuries…[Continue Reading]

NV Commissioner Approves Largest Workers’ Comp Loss-Cost Decrease Since 2004

Nevada State Seal

Carson City, NV – Commissioner Barbara D. Richardson recently approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”) for an average decrease of 10.7 percent for Nevada workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs. An average decrease of 10.5 percent for workers’ compensation insurance assigned-risk…[Continue Reading]

Two Companies Again Recognized by MIOSHA for Workplace Safety and Health


Lansing, MI – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recently announced that two Michigan companies have been awarded renewed status as Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Program worksites. Columbian Logistics Network – Grand Rapids Distribution Center and Saginaw manufacturer Glastender…[Continue Reading]

Marsh Webcast: How Tech Can Affect Your Workers’ Comp & Workplace Safety Programs


New York, NY – From new insurance claims reporting tools and apps for injured employees to telemedicine, wearable technology, and more, new technologies could have significant implications for your workers’ compensation and workplace safety programs. Marsh recently announced that on February 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. (EST), its…[Continue Reading]

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