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Creating meaningful light duty jobs – can you do it?

I get asked over and over again – “how can I reduce my work comp costs?”  It’s a big question with enough answers to fill a book.  In fact, I wrote a book on the subject (available on amazon).  Most work comp managers are looking for easy and fast fixes with short term results.  But Read more about Creating meaningful light duty jobs – can you do it?[…]

How to get a grip on slip and falls. Tread, traction and temperature

Boat shoes have it, so why don’t work shoes?  What do they have?  Great traction.  Traction that is enhanced through siping.  If you read our previous article on tire siping, then you already know that siping produces micro grooves or slits in the tread to increase traction and extend the life of the tread by Read more about How to get a grip on slip and falls. Tread, traction and temperature[…]

Having Work Comp Troubles? This simple checklist could save your program.

There is a common thread among ill-run work comp programs and it is very easy to see if you are looking for it.  It’s basic, it’s easy, and it’s so simple to implement, but we often don’t think it is worth our time.  So, what is this rudimentary tool that we think we are too Read more about Having Work Comp Troubles? This simple checklist could save your program.[…]

An excerpt from our new work comp book – Get well cards

When we decided that it was time to publish a book on workers compensation, we didn’t want to fill the pages with a bunch of rhetoric from the collective minds of our risk engineers.  We wanted to get real answers from real people, so we did what any smart author would do – go to Read more about An excerpt from our new work comp book – Get well cards[…]

Combat Ergonomics – Serious Tactics For Avoiding Repetitive Injuries

What do binoculars and ergonomics have in common – more than you think.  Field and Stream wrote a great piece on using binoculars safely and it got me thinking about combat ergonomics in the work environment.  Here’s a few strategies for avoiding those painful injuries in the concrete jungle: Clear Your Route I literally have Read more about Combat Ergonomics – Serious Tactics For Avoiding Repetitive Injuries[…]

Can hazard communication compromise your trade secrets? Not if you do this.

The Scenario If you have a trade secret, the idea is to protect it.  But what if an employee is injured by a trade secret chemical and you must disclose the chemical in order to save your employees life.  Of course you are going to disclose the chemical to the medical professionals, but you want Read more about Can hazard communication compromise your trade secrets? Not if you do this.[…]