How to Recognize and Prevent Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Whether it’s a fake injury or a crooked doctor, workers’ compensation claimant fraud and medical fraud are significant contributors to the nation’s annual $30 billion insurance fraud problem – and false claims cost everyone. Employees, employers, and even health care providers can commit workers' compensation fraud.

Because worker’s compensation insurance is a no-fault method of paying workers for medical expenses and wage losses due to on-the-job injuries, fraudulent claims are a tempting target for criminals. Here are ways to recognize and prevent fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How a Solid Workplace Safety Program Can Save You

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Workplace safety is not something to take lightly. In fact, having a solid safety program can save you in a big way. In 2015, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. When you break that down, that means three in every 100 full-time workers, has an accident on the job. What does that mean to you? Workplace accidents cost employers $250 Billion every year. When you think about accidents, think:

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Topics: workplace safety, Workers' Compensation, Risk Management

Be Aware of These Most Common Workplace Hazards

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether your company sets up shop on a job site or in an office, there are workplace hazards you should be aware of, especially since it’s your job to promote workplace safety. When you hear about hazards, you most often probably think of safety hazards, things like slip-and-falls or maybe even electrical hazards. But what about ergonomic, environmental or chemical? The following list helps break down the six most common workplace hazards as defined by OSHA.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety

4 Best Practices for Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Creating a safety culture in the workplace is one of the best ways to keep your employees accident-free. Not only does everyone return home safely, it can lower your workers’ compensation risk – and therefore, your premium. Your employees will appreciate it, too, and want to participate in looking out for themselves, each other and the organization as a whole.

A safety culture in the workplace doesn’t just mean certain workers will do things like wear the proper protective equipment or maintain machinery – it means your crew will work together to make sure everyone is following the proper procedures and staying aware of hazards. Here are four best practices for creating a safety culture in the workplace – and maintaining it.

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Topics: safety culture, workplace safety, Workers' Compensation, Risk Management

How a Safety Culture in the Workplace Can Sustain Your Business

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The following article appeared in the Engineering News-Record ( which provides engineering and construction news, analysis and data for construction industry professionals. Read on to learn how creating a safety culture in the workplace can sustain your business.

Workplace sustainability seeks to maintain a safe, functional and healthy work environment—concepts most contractors would certainly agree are vital to success.

But workplace sustainability has not traditionally been integrated into broader conversations about economic and social sustainability. This results in lost opportunities, not only for workers, but also for the business, for stakeholder engagement and supply chain improvement. Let’s start with some basics:

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Topics: Risk Management, Workers' Compensation, Human Resources

4 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s your job as an employer to help keep your employees safe on the job, and that doesn’t just mean providing them with the proper safety equipment. Whether it’s in a warehouse, on a job site, or in an office-setting, creating a culture of safety is key to sending your employees home in the same condition they arrived in.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, safety culture, workplace safety, Human Resources, Risk Management

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