Workers’ compensation represents less than 2% of U.S. medical spending, and thus was fundamentally ignored in the 2010 legislation that overhauled the nation’s health care system. Yet, the reform impacts and benefits workers’ compensation programs in two direct ways.
These recommended practices in this handbook provide responsible employers, workers, and worker representatives with a sound, flexible framework for addressing safety and health issues on diverse construction job sites. The emphasis of these practices is to provide a proactive approach to managing occupational safety and health.
The following is a case study based on real Kapnick clients about how poor office ergonomics were impacting a client’s workers’ compensation claims and premium costs. THE PROBLEM A Kapnick client with a large office staff kept having significant workers’ compensation claims due to repetitive strain
The following is a case study based on real Kapnick clients about the impact a high experience modification rate was having on workers’ compensation premium costs. THE PROBLEM A precision machine component manufacturer had issues with their workers’