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RENO, Nev., February 10, 2015 – The role of workplace design on employee wellness has become an increasingly hot topic in corporate America, buoyed by studies that suggest sitting for extended periods of time, poor ergonomics in the workplace, and fatigue on the job can lead to potential health issues. However, a new poll by EMPLOYERS® (NYSE: EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, finds that small businesses, which employ more than half of the American workforce, have been much s...
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Posted in: Small Business Research, Workplace Safety | Tags: wellness , ergonomics , workers' comp statistics | Comments (0) | View Count: (2290)
It may come as a surprise, but the printing industry is estimated to ship more than $170 billion a year in goods, and it employs over one million people in approximately 39,000 establishments across the country1. This means there is a large number of workers who are exposed to the potential workplace hazards of a print shop each day. Floors can become littered with loose paper and oily chemicals. Frequently used items such as ink and solvents, like xylene, contain hazardous chemicals which ma...
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Posted in: Workplace Safety | Tags: Safety , print shops , workers' comp , workers' compensation insurance | Comments (0) | View Count: (741)
Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
When it comes to the workplace, safety is key. Whether a business is a small office, a restaurant, or a busy construction site, workplace injuries can be traumatic for both employees and employers. Injury and illness prevention programs help promote a safe workplace environment for workers as well as help business owners maintain achieve or lower premiums by reducing the number or severity of claims.
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Why did my premium go up?

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Most often, claims are the reason a business’s workers’ compensation insurance premium increases. It is simply a financial fact that more claims lead to greater costs. That’s why a robust safety program at your business is not only the right thing to do for your employees, but the smart thing to do for cost management. A workplace safety program can save a business thousands of dollars by helping avoid accidents, which can then help the business maintain a low insurance premium.
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Posted in: Workers' Compensation FAQs | Tags: Premium , cost of workers' comp , , workers' comp | Comments (0) | View Count: (1253)
Most states allow injured employees to work during their recovery, provided they and their employers meet certain conditions. Qualified medical personnel must certify that an employee is well enough to return to work. The employee’s physician may impose particular work restrictions on the individual, necessitating a temporary change in the worker’s duties or an agreement that allows the employee to work shorter hours while she recovers.
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Posted in: Workplace Safety, Workers' Compensation FAQs | Tags: injured employee , recovery , wages , workers' comp | Comments (0) | View Count: (1087)
A human resource manager has many duties including recruiting and hiring, serving as a link between employees and management, and evaluating worker performance. Perhaps the most complex issues HR managers deal with concern workers’ compensation insurance. When a worker is injured on the job, HR managers may be required to deal with workers’ compensation administrators, claims adjustors, doctors, and attorneys.
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Posted in: Policyholder Support | Tags: HR , Human Resources , definitions , workers' compensation insurance , workers' comp | Comments (0) | View Count: (1083)
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