Report lists the most expensive injuries in retail

Confirms the need for safety training in retail People who get hurt in retail jobs spend an average of 24 days on leave, a new study by AmTrust Financial Services,…
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OSHA changes its perspective regarding workplace injuries

Download a guide to the new safety strategy The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it is taking an entirely new perspective on federal safety law compliance. Put…
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Learn how to better engage mature workers

People are living and working longer than they used to. This poses new challenges for some companies that include mature workers. How do you best engage mature workers to be…
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Download an e-book on creating a safer, drug-free workplace

The software company Avetta is offering a free download of an e-book that outlines ways to prepare workplaces for the rising threat of opioids and other drugs. The online site…
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Essay explains how to create an effective safety culture

A recent issue of EHS Today carries an essay by an author who recently attended the National Safety Congress meeting. Headlined “We’re all in This Safety Thing Together,” author Dave…
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Did you know?

The strain of performing a task repetitively during one shift or over a period of days, weeks, months and sometimes years can cause chronic ergonomic-related injuries. Take breaks to avoid…
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L&I will issue new lead handling rules in the spring

Labor & Industries reports that it expects to release a draft of new work rules for handling lead early next year. This is an examination that L&I first began considering…
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Seminar reveals new employment requirements from case law

Navigating labor and employment laws is becoming an increasingly complex task for employers of all sizes. For this reason, Washington Retail co-sponsored a “Best Practices for Best Employers Labor and…
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RS analyst reverses questionable injury claim

Our claims analysts sometimes challenge medical claims even when an employer supports an employee who thinks they got injured on the job. Claims analyst Brigitte Le Vie took a claim…
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Claims Manager helps company limit liability

The more than 100 combined years of injury claims experience on the Retail Services staff can be useful in ensuring that cases are processed with integrity. Claims Administration Manager Nancy…
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Washington proves a model for Connecticut in return-to-work programs

Director of Business Development Terry Hopsecger recently spotted an interesting item in including praise for Washington State’s return-to-work program for injured workers. It turns out that based on Washington’s…
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Labor & Industries executive to serve on national committee

The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Anne Soiza, Assistant Director of L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, to serve on a related national advisory committee. The Secretary of…
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