worker compensation Articles

  • How to Save $1.2 Million in Workers’ Compensation Dollars

    Pace Industries is North America’s largest full-service aluminum, zinc, and magnesium die casting company. Founded in 1970, Pace operates 12 divisions with 21 facilities and over 4,200 associates across the U.S. and Mexico. Today, their safety performance is a source of pride and a competitive advantage within their industry. But Pace Industries has learned a lot along the way. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Workers` Compensation – The Small Picture: what`s your claims nightmare?

    This is the second in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness. If you have been involved in workers’ compensation claims with your organization, I am pretty sure you have at least one horror story. Unfortunately it isn’t the just the horror story that needs attention.  A couple of years ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Workers Compensation – The Small Picture: Attitude, behaviour and culture more dangerous than unsafe conditions

    This is the third in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness. We’ve talked about the relationship between the employer-employee…well, relationship and we’ve talked about impacts on claims, costs and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Workers Compensation – The Small Picture: Does workplace culture impact health and safety costs?

    This is the first in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness. When I started to write this series of posts on workers compensation, I thought what new information I could provide readers – information that isn’t easily accessible on innumerable website, blogs and other publications. I wanted ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 7 Steps for Integrating Your EHS Culture After an Acquisition

    In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. In our experience, EHS programs are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The civil liability regime and the system of compensation for nuclear damage (part 2)

    The international, community and national legal framework had to adapt promptly to changes in the use of nuclear energy and to the increasing transports of radioactive material. In fact, the international community realised very early that it was necessary to harmonise the regulations applicable to the transport of nuclear substances. The safety of radioactive material transport is based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Worker fall from mobile scaffold

    In this study, the head injury of a worker, who had fallen from a mobile scaffold, where the employers alleged that the fall was entirely due to the unsafe actions of the victim and his co–workers, was investigated. Although the case involved a number of unsafe work conditions presented by the employers, defence attorneys wanted scientific validation of the author's contention that the fall ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hunter douglas achieves 50% reduction in injuries and compensation costs, 80% drop in days lost

    Hunter Douglas of Broomfield, Colorado wanted to enhance worker safety and reduce costs at its 900-employee facility by transitioning its safety reporting and incident tracking process from manual data entry to an automated information management system. Company officials acquired Compliance Suite™ Safety Management Software to streamline incident tracking and periodic OSHA reporting and support ...


    By IHS

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Cardinal glass achieves 64% drop in injuries, 59% reduction in compensation costs in one year

    Cardinal Glass Industries is an industry leader in the production of residential glass for windows and doors, with more than 5,500 employees located at 27 manufacturing locations around the United States. In 2004, managers of the Cardinal IG facility in Fargo, North Dakota – which manufactures insulated and laminated glass products – made a commitment to establishing a world-class worker safety ...


    By IHS

  • The high cost of health, environment, and worker impacts of the Oakland port trucking system

    As the fifth largest container port in the United States, the Port of Oakland is an important hub for the movement of consumer goods in and out of the region, California, and the country. The regional economic benefits of the Port include trade and logistics transactions, business taxes and revenues, and job creation. However, the economic benefits of the Port are not shared equally among ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Keeping Your Workplace Safe

    Why is safety and health important for a small business owner like me? As an employer, you have a duty to protect your workers from injury and illness on the job. Protecting workers also makes good business sense. Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. Costs mount up quickly. But substantial savings in workers’ compensation and lost workdays are possible when injuries ...

  • Presumption for selected cancers and occupation as a firefighter in Manitoba: the rationale for recent Canadian legislation on presumption

    Provinces across Canada are suddenly considering or have already passed legislation establishing a rebuttable presumption for compensation for firefighters who develop certain types of cancer. This movement began in Manitoba and was motivated by appreciation of the role of firefighters in public safety. The evidentiary basis for establishing presumption for these cancers was developed in a report ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Healthy office, happy employees: manage risks today for a better tomorrow

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Workplace injuries and the bottom line: indirect incident costs are staggering

    This week the Intelex Blog introduces its newest contributor, Robert Smith. Head of Injury Management Solutions, Robert has tons of experience in Human Resource and Disability management, including a long stint with WSIB. Robert will blog on a biweekly basis on issues related to compensation, claims management, case management, and much more. This ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Focusing on the driver to improve safety

    It is an established, yet startling, fact that the most life-threatening job in this country is a truck driver. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), individuals involved in trucking suffered more fatalities than those in any other occupation. These fatalities account for 12 percent of all worker deaths. Truck drivers also received more non-fatal injuries than any ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Could loss of hearing cost your business money?

    Sound measurement equipment manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments Plc, are warning employers of the dangers of hearing damage due to excessive noise levels in the workplace.  Loss of hearing can happen in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing but also in the entertainment and construction industries. Recent court cases ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Towards a consensus on the evaluation of scientific evidence: 'Evidence-Based Medical Dispute Resolution'

    Health and medical knowledge are essential to the resolution of disputes in law and administrative applications (such as workers' compensation) and provide essential input into public policy decisions. We have worked to develop a framework for applying the knowledge of health and medicine in law and dispute resolution similar to the highly influential concepts of "critical appraisal" and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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