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December 2008

Workers Comp Losses Increase in Medical Payment

Medical costs across the country now account for nearly 60% of workers compensation losses, up from 40% during the early 1980s, NCCI Holdings Inc. found in an analysis released Wednesday. Slightly more than half of the increased medical share of losses resulted from medical and wage inflation, Boca Raton, Fla.-based NCCI said. The balance is related to differences in medical… Read More »Workers Comp Losses Increase in Medical Payment

Toxic Toys

Lead was detected in 20 percent of the toys, and the group says levels in some far exceed the 600 parts-per-million standard set by the federal government for a recall.

Holiday Office Decoration

When deciding how to decorate your office for the holiday season, be mindful of potential safety hazards. The same safety considerations that apply to seasonal decorations at home also apply in the workplace. Fire Safety Considerations For Holiday Decor Be mindful of potential fire hazards when selecting holiday decorations and determining where to place them. Make wise choices about the… Read More »Holiday Office Decoration

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Preventing a Leading Cause of Workplace Injuries Did you know that falls on the same level are the second leading cause of all workplace injuries? On average those injured employees who slip and fall miss eight days of work with thirty percent missing more than twenty-one. Flooring and footwear are the two main causes of these accidents. Therefore preventing these… Read More »Slips, Trips, and Falls