Posts made in January, 2014

Factors Affecting the Risk of Injury from Manual Materials Handling

Strains and sprains from manual materials handling are significant causes of workplace injury. Although lifting, placing, carrying, holding, and lowering are involved in manual materials handling (the principal cause of compensable work injuries), Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that four out of five of these injuries were to the lower back, and that three out...

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Identifying Workers’ Compensation Fraud

    In conjunction with preventing workers’ compensation claimant fraud, an employer must also remain alert for the indications of claimant fraud. Sometimes even the best efforts to prevent the theft are thwarted, so vigilance is necessary. This newsletter describes some of the most common “red flags” of claimant fraud. There are many more. Prior...

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Preventing Workers’ Compensation Fraud

    There are several sources of fraud involving workers’ compensation insurance, which include the employer, the employee, the insurance provider, the insurance agent, medical providers and even attorneys. The focus of this newsletter is on the employee’s opportunity to commit fraud, otherwise known as claimant fraud. This type of fraud is addressed for...

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PPE – Let’s Get it On

One of the greatest hassles for all employees is the requirement to wear items of personal protective equipment.  Excuses include such things as “it’s uncomfortable” or “it doesn’t fit” or “it makes me look stupid” or “I have difficulty performing my job with it on” or you fill in the blank “……………………………………………………………”  Sound familiar?  And as you well know from...

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