Training buddies for new hires can improve safety and loyalty

Follow us:      When we analyze claims, one of the factors we look at is years of service. Many claims involve relatively new employees (employed for one year or less.) According…
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76% of L&I’s inspections in the retail industry are of small businesses

Follow us:      Inspection and citation statistics Safety inspections on Washington state’s retailers are approximately eight times the national average, with 76% focusing on small retailers. What inspectors are citing most:…
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Will these new employment laws affect your business?

Follow us:      Salary disclosure mandate – SB 5761 will require employers with 15 or more employees to disclose the wage scale or salary range and a general description, including all…
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Time to file your quarterly report

Follow us:      This is a reminder to file your quarterly report and pay your premiums if you haven’t already. Reports and premiums for the first quarter (Jan.1, 2022 – Mar…
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Latest L&I COVID prevention requirements and guidance

Follow us:      Labor and Industries published new L&I COVID Prevention Requirements and Guidance, which followed our article last week, Safety Measures Remaining, regarding the new statewide mask-off policy. A new…
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Accountability is essential to workplace safety culture

Follow us:      Building a workplace safety culture is a priority for Washington Retail’s retro members. Attaining this goal requires creating a safety management system that starts with a strong management…
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WR provides simplified path for retailers to offer employees 401K plan

Follow us:      The overwhelming number of steps employers must take to develop and offer a 401K retirement program can be mind-boggling. When undertaking the process, many employers give up from…
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Washington retailers experience safety inspection 8 times national average

Follow us:      L&I safety inspection for retailers is eight times the average national inspection rate (32.3 vs 4.08) with 43% on employers with less than 10 employees from 1/3/2022 to…
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Retail time-loss claim frequency increased while claims duration decreased for retro members

Follow us:      While the end of the mask mandate is a welcome relief for many, the pandemic has created many challenges in need of new strategies. We are sharing two…
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How to effectively communicate safety, one of worker’s top concerns

Follow us:      According to a 2021 SafetyCulture study, frontline workers who cannot work remotely rank safety as the second most important topic ahead of health/wellbeing. In today’s tight labor market,…
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Get to know Rose Gundersen

  Follow us:      Rose Gundersen has been the Vice President of Operations & Retail Services at the Washington Retail Association for the past three years. While most of our members…
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Members receive Stay at Work program reimbursments

Follow us:      We are pleased to announce that to date, we have recovered more than $750,000 in “Stay-at-Work” reimbursements for our members. Our Group Retrospective (RETRO) Rating Program offers participating members…
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