Back injuries are a primary source of workers’ comp claims and legal disputes over disability. But you don’t have to wait for trouble. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has a checklist to help you train workers to stay healthy. It provides a series of preventive strategies that reduce the odds of injury. Examples include providing regular rest breaks for employees who do strenuous physical work, having them alternate between standing and sitting tasks and using equipment that stops potentially harmful vibrations. Read the checklist at www.acoem.org/whatsnew/98ldchck.htm.
Most organizations still have much to learn and decide upon before the 2015 and 2016 deadlines. How is your organization using the time to prepare? What are your options… and what can you do now to minimize or avoid penalties? How can you estimate the amount of employer penalties to decide whether to offer health insurance in 2015 and beyond?...Click here to find out more.