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Client Corrects Workers Compensation Case Management and Saves $500K

A large organization saw their workers compensation experience modification factor ratings shifting unfavorably, and with little understanding as to what trends or situations could be causing the issue. What would this organization need to do to improve its rankings to be more operationally and financially stable?

Tag(s): Loss Control; Workers Compensation; Claims Advocacy; Claims Management & Third-Party Administration;

Global Food and Beverage Importer with Expanding International Presence

A leading U.S. and international importer and marketer of food products and beverages uses warehouses in select geographic areas to facilitate distribution of their products outside the U.S. The business was rapidly expanding, and the company was concerned that its existing broker could not offer the critical solutions needed to remain current with the growth of its operations.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness; Multinational Client Services; International Risk Solutions;

Risk Management Safety Insight: Safety Communication Across Languages

As the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States increases, the workforce will continue to see a rise in Spanish-speaking employees. Studies show that these workers are more likely to be killed in work-related accidents than their non-Spanish speaking colleagues―often due to training, safety and communication materials presented only in English.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Construction; Workers Compensation; Hospitality; Transportation; Claims Advocacy; Marine; Restaurants;

A Minute for Safety: Green Muscles

For roles requiring a significant amount of manual labor, you might find your body takes a certain amount of time to acclimate to the new physical demands. Muscles that weren’t used before — or were used rather infrequently — might undergo a certain amount of soreness for a brief period of time. “Green” muscles refer to the transitioning of infrequently used muscles into working ones.

Tag(s): Aviation; Loss Control; Construction; Workers Compensation; Transportation; Claims Advocacy; Marine;

Un Minuto para la Seguridad: Músculos Verdes

(Spanish Version - A Minute for Safety: "Green" Muscles") Para las funciones que requieren una gran cantidad de mano de obra, puede encontrarse con que su cuerpo necesita una cierta cantidad de tiempo para aclimatarse a las nuevas exigencias físicas. Los músculos que no se utilizaron antes — o se utilizaban con poca frecuencia — podrían experimentar una cierta cantidad de dolor por un breve período de tiempo. Músculos "verdes" hacen referencia a la transición de los músculos que se usan con poca frecuencia en los que trabajan.

Tag(s): Aviation; Loss Control; Construction; Workers Compensation; Transportation; Claims Advocacy; Marine;

Market vs. COLA Pay Adjustments

Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines the differences between market and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) pay increases. The culture in most public sector organizations provides employees annual pay increases for longevity and changes in the cost of living. (HR News magazine, 10/2013)

Tag(s): Public Sector;

A Minute for Safety: Chemical Cross-Contamination Risks

Cross-contamination occurs when workers spread contaminants around the worksite and into their homes through soiled clothing, shoes or skin contact. However, if a worker does not properly wash, remove or decontaminate soiled personal protective equipment (PPE) after work, they can spread the contaminants further when they leave.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Workers Compensation; Life Sciences; Claims Advocacy; Life Science;