March 23, 2018

One Call Launches Post-Offer Employment Testing Program

Jacksonville, FL – One Call Care Management (One Call) recently announced the launch of One Call’s Post-Offer Employment Testing (POET) Program, a preventative service which helps employers accomplish their goals of hiring candidates who are physically capable of performing essential job functions to aid in reducing the risk of overall injuries. A single bad hire can cost $25,000 to $50,000 or more, according to the Harvard Business Review. “Ensuring the right person is matched…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I Offering Grants to Help Workplace Safety & Health Innovations Come to Life

Tumwater, WA – Every year, hundreds of people are hurt or killed on the job in Washington. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is always looking for ways to make workplaces safer and lower that number. One of those ways is to provide grants for projects and ideas to improve workplace safety and health. A new round of safety and health grants is now available through L&I ‘s Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant program. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2017. The agency…[Continue Reading]

ACOEM: CDC Program Helps Smaller Companies Invest in Employee Health

Washington, DC – Small- to mid-size employers participating in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program increased their investment in evidence-based interventions to improve worker health, according to a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Laurie Cluff, PhD, of RTI International and colleagues report an evaluation of the CDC’s National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP). One hundred small (less than 100 employees) and mid-size…[Continue Reading]

BETA Healthcare Group Maintains “A (Excellent)” Rating from A.M. Best

Alamo, CA -(BusinessWire)- BETA Healthcare Group (BETA), the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals on the West Coast, has maintained its “A (Excellent)” rating from A.M. Best, the oldest and most widely recognized provider of ratings for the insurance industry. The ratings are based upon the consolidation of BETA Healthcare Group Risk Management Authority and its affiliate, Health Providers Insurance Reciprocal, A Risk Retention Group, and the merger with ALPHA Fund in January 2017…[Continue Reading]

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Introduces “Safe Returns” Dividend Plan

Towson, MD – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, recently introduced its “Safe Returns” Dividend Plan. The plan rewards policyholders who prevent workplace accidents, keep workers safe, and losses low. Eligible policyholders could receive up to 25 percent of their premium in the form of a dividend. “When an insured is demonstrably and successfully invested in maintaining a safe workplace, everybody benefits,” says Kama Kolbe…[Continue Reading]

CopperPoint to Hold Tucson Safety Expo for Businesses

Tucson, AZ – CopperPoint Insurance Companies recently announced that it will hold its signature safety education event, Safety Works, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Safety Works 2017 Expo is a one-day symposium of educational seminars for employers, HR professionals, safety directors and employees. Seminars cover a broad array of topics in the safety, business practices and human resources fields. Highlights of this year’s Expo include classes on practical…[Continue Reading]

One Call Expert: Using Data, Technology and Prevention to Reduce Workers’ Comp Claims Risk

Jacksonville, FL – How to use the latest technologies and programs to prevent injuries, heal and keep employees healthy was the topic of “Managing Risk: Prepare, Predict and Prosper,” presented August 7 at the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 72nd annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. “The proliferation of smart technology and predictive analytics is revolutionizing the way injured employees receive treatment, which is leading to a healthier workforce,” said Michelle…[Continue Reading]

National Safety Council: 43% of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

Itasca, IL – According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive. Eighty-one percent of the probability-based survey respondents have jobs that are at high risk for fatigue – positions that require sustained attention or are physically or cognitively demanding, such as driving a vehicle or…[Continue Reading]

OSHA, DJ Basin Safety Council Renew Alliance to Protect Colorado Workers

Denver, CO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the DJ Basin Safety Council have renewed an alliance to provide oil and gas industry workers in northern Colorado with information, guidance, and training to enhance the industry’s safety culture. The five-year alliance will focus on fall and struck-by hazards, chemical exposure, fires, and heat-related illness. The DJBSC will also receive health and safety guidance and access training from….[Continue Reading]

Accident Fund Insurance Co Presents WorkSafe Award to Baily International Foods

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Lansing, MI – Accident Fund Insurance Company of America recently presented a 2017 WorkSafe Award to the management and employees of Baily International Foods of Granite City, Ill. Accident Fund presents the award throughout the U.S. to companies who demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety excellence. “Baily International Foods has…[Continue Reading]

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